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Given that taskforces are established as a temporary measure to achieve a specific objective, it's inevitable that they will wrap up and handover work to a different team to carry forward and implement. To ensure the taskforce achieves its intended outcome, planning for implementation and handover is as important as determining scope and should be done early on in the taskforce lifecycle. Regular engagement with the implementation team throughout the process will support a smooth transition, while effective records management will ensure the work of the taskforce – including reasons for decisions – is captured in a meaningful format once it has concluded.

The closure of a taskforce is equally as important as its set up; it's important to allow time for the handover as well as wrapping up activities, reflecting on the experience and transitioning staff back to their regular roles.

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Last reviewed: 
29 January 2021