The Top 3 Uses of CommandHound to Drive Accountability
Since its inception, the CommandHound team has been collecting data from its users to see how they are using the software to drive accountability in their organizations and to learn from which feature they are getting the most value.
Across all of the industries in which CommandHound has been employed, these are the top three ways that it is being used most effectively.
Increase the effectiveness of your meetings by driving accountability
To the surprise of the team, a widespread use of CommandHound is making sure that action items resulting from all kinds of meetings do not fall through the cracks. The types of meetings range from executive committee meetings, project team meetings, and functional area meetings, to steering committee meetings, work sessions, and team lunches.
Here are the simple steps within CommandHound to keep track of action items:
- Define a Template with the name of the meeting and seed it with one Control Point, such as “Review action items from previous meetings”
- Add all of the participants of the meeting to the Template‘s access control list (ACL)
- On the day of the meetings, create a Control Tower from this Template and use the date as its name (e.g., 9-27-2017). This will ensure that all the Control Towers related to these meetings are grouped together in the Dashboard for ease of review
- As new action items are identified during the course of the meeting, add them as Control Points in the newly created Control Tower and define dates and responsibilities as needed.
That’s it! CommandHound will take care of reminding, following up, escalating, and reporting to make sure things get done.
Increase compliance and reduce the risk when onboarding or offboarding employees
Employee Onboard and Offboarding
With all of the compliance and risk issues associated with human resources, the onboarding and offboarding of employees are areas where CommandHound can provide great support for any company. The signing and completion of forms and disclosures, communication of policies, benefits selection, underwriting for benefits, and security and access set up are examples of steps within a complex project that needs to be managed.
Here are the simple steps for managing human resources tasks with CommandHound:
- Define a Template called “Employee Onboarding” and one “Employee Offboarding”
- Define all of the participants in these 2 processes to the Template‘s access control list (ACL)
- Add all the required steps to each Template as Control Points and assign dates and responsibilities as needed
- When a new employee is hired, or an existing employee is terminated, create a Tower from the proper Template and name it with the name of the employee
- This will ensure that all employees that are being onboarded or offboarded are grouped together for easy access in the Dashboard
That’s all. CommandHound will take care of reminding, following up, escalating, and reporting to make sure employees are properly and accurately onboarded and offboarded.
Make sure your financials are produced accurately and on time every time
By far the most popular recurring Template in CommandHound is Month-End Financial Reporting. Keeping track of all the things that must be done to be able to produce accurate financials in a timely manner is a natural application for CommandHound.
Here are the simple steps to get this done in CommandHound:
- Define a Template called “Month End Financials”
- Define all of the participants in the Template‘s access control list (ACL)
- Define the Template as recurring for automatic generation (e.g., monthly, every 4 weeks, etc.)
- Add all the required steps to the Template as Control Points and assign dates and responsibilities as needed
- This setup will ensure that all month end financial Towers are grouped together for easy access in the Dashboard
- A Tower will be automatically generated based on the defined frequency and reminders and to dos will begin to appear in people’s inboxes and calendars
That’s all! CommandHound will take care of reminding, following up, escalating, and reporting to make sure financials are generated accurately and on time.
Would you like to learn more about how CommandHound can help you make sure things get done by driving a culture of accountability?