This is certainly a critical question to ask yourself – and the positive approach to this is “Let’s make sure we all have the same definition for being done”. This is a variation on the theme of success criteria and what does success look like, but really gets more to the heart of each and every individual’s tasks and task assignments. Am I done with a work assigment when I hand you a finished product or when you positively acknowledge that you received the product and that it meets pre-agreed to specifications? Written this way it is clear; but more often than not, this is not the pervasive definition for “being done” within a project or an organization. Getting this understood with incredible clarity will lead to more successful initiatives.