Actions tab

Capture and execute on opportunities with Out of Dark’s Actions tab and turn insights into solid, actionable plans for success.

In Out of Dark, the Actions tab is where you'll manage and track the steps necessary to transform the improvement opportunities you've spotted within your organization into tangible results. These steps, known as actions, are designed to turn potential improvements into concrete plans, guiding you toward operational success.Screenshot 2024-02-17 at 10-21-55 PM-png

Adding a new action is very easy. Simply click on the yellow “plus” button called “Actions.” Each action you create is tied to a specific opportunity, making sure there's a clear link between the potential you've spotted and the steps you're planning to take to make it happen. Setting up an action means you'll outline the necessary steps, define what success looks like, and assign an accountable person.

The filter feature in the Actions tab lets you sort actions by their current progress status (new, open, deferred, resolved, archived). It's a great way to keep everything under control, making sure you're always on top of managing and monitoring how things are moving along.Screenshot 2024-02-17 at 10-23-16 PM-png

The Action tab also features a dashboard that gives you a snapshot of the priority of every action, it’s current status, and deadline. Plus, it clearly shows who's responsible for each action, which helps in keeping everyone accountable and ensuring things run smoothly.Screenshot 2024-02-17 at 10-26-02 PM-png

You can use tags to organize actions in a way that fits your organization's needs, making it simpler to find and manage them. Additionally, the dashboard displays opportunities each action belongs to as well as the journeys they're part of, helping you understand the bigger picture and how each action fits into your overall strategy.Screenshot 2024-02-17 at 10-30-11 PM-png

If we take a look at Carrie and her DreamCatcher business, she has an action called "Develop educational blog posts on sustainable fashion." She would set this up in the Actions tab, determine the level of priority, and a deadline. A particular person or team would be tasked with this action.Screenshot 2024-02-17 at 10-37-33 PM-png

This action could also be tagged with terms like "sustainable fashion" and "brand awareness" to make it easy to find and categorize. Plus, it would be linked to the opportunity named "Increase Awareness of Sustainable Practices," giving everyone involved a clear understanding of what the action aims to achieve.

Leveraging actions in Out of Dark is the key to turning opportunities into a reality. Effective management, monitoring, consistency, refining actions, and clear accountability are essential for ongoing improvement. If you’d like to find out more about actions, check out our article on the Action builder for some valuable insights.