CPORT task definition

Benjamin P. Taylor
2 min readJul 27, 2021


‘Clarity is kindness’ says Brene Brown. So here’s an easy way to generate #clarity — what’s your favourite way to do it?

And I’ve seen lack of clarity create organisational problems more often than perhaps anything else.

Don’t get me wrong — this isn’t imposing clarity on complexity, attempts to define and control, limits, fake certainty.

This is about getting clear about relationships, expectations, commitments — how we will work together, given what we know and our understanding of the situation.

In fact, because ‘command-and-control’ and ‘micro management’ get a bad name — for good reasons — good people are often afraid to offer clarity. And lack of clarity is unkind, it leads to failure and bad working relationships.

CPORT is useful acronym to generate TASK clarity:
> Context — what do we know? what are the limits of the work?
> Purpose — why are you doing this task?
> Outcome — what does a good result look like?
> Resources — what can you call upon to do the work?
> Time — what is critical about when this needs to be done?

CPORT task definition

Done right, it unlocks #innovation and #creativity in #organisations

What’s your favourite way to generate creative clarity?
Some other ways to generate clarity:

Seven steps to heaven — team decision-making in complexity (decision-making clarity) https://lnkd.in/guW-Rmu

Developing clarity with the three-box model: https://lnkd.in/gwdKsFz