Actions are not recorded just for the sake of looking productive. They capture the next steps that the committee agrees will move the organisation closer to the strategic goals approved by management. If the actions register is not duly respected and prioritised, the committee will not achieve its objectives in an efficient matter, or maybe not achieve them at all. The impact of the committee will be severely limited.
Here are my three top observed reasons why committee action registers are ineffective, and the small changes you can make that will return big results for your committee.