use verb-noun wording when creating tasks
verb-noun saves time at all levels
#team is designed for speed and teamwork.
You can accelerate that by using a verb-noun construct for task wording.
Examples of verb-noun construct:
- Set the music per attached schedule
- Check the customer areas per checklist below
- Take a photo of the visual merchandising displays at point of sale
- Count the number of oversized items
The verb-noun construct is the fastest way for teams to interpret tasks without confusion. This natural style of communication goes back to our childhood: “wash your hair”, “make your bed” and “clean the car”.
The application of verb-noun to task management was perfected in the early 90’s with the reengineering and process mapping methodologies introduced by Hammer & Champy, evolving the earlier activity-based-costing thinking pioneered by Kaplan.