Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually get done, and he wanted to set clear, organized instructions for his team to follow.
Technology careers have always had an image issue. For decades, the perception has been that software developers and data analysts are math-obsessed males, quietly working out of cubicles, solving problems in isolation and lacking interpersonal skills.