January 19, 2011

Do not trust employees with the responsibility.

Even the most skillful manager will have this nagging feeling that the person tasked with the job cannot carry it out in the way he wants. Maybe the manager is a perfectionist. If so, the
problem lies with the manager having expectations that are too high and onerous. It could also be that the manager does not have a habit of giving clear instructions on what the task entails.

Although managers should not have to resort to holding the staff's hands in every matter, it is always advisable to clearly define the tasks and leave no room for doubt. Ultimately, the
questions that we should ask ourselves are these – If we do not trust the staff, why do we employ them in the first place? If they don't have the skill, why don't we send them for further training?

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