An AOR list (areas of responsibility) prevents a tragedy of the commons at your company. It’s a list of responsibilities—grouped by function—where each responsibility is assigned to one (and only one) person. This makes it clear what the responsibilities are, who owns them at the company, and how to route questions.
|Functional area||Area of responsibility (AOR)||DRI||Backup|
|Executive||Share weekly priorities with all teams||Alex||Kevin|
|Send investor updates monthly||Alex||Kevin|
|Develop strategic partnerships||Alex||Lauren|
|Product & Engineering||Update product roadmap quarterly||Alex||Kevin|
|Set weekly goals for the team||Alex||Kelly|
|Ensure security practices, policies, and compliance||Jeremy||Alex|
From The Great CEO Within.