3. Give a definite deadline – If it’s a big project you can ask for a timeplan in the form of a Gantt chart. Remember to finalize the specific details of the task before the timeplan is completed so that your employee won’t suddenly run out of time. Make sure you are realistic with the deadline.
4. Cross your fingers and leave – This is the time where faith comes in. You need to have faith in yourself that you were able to choose a good employee and that you were able to explain what you expect clearly. You need to have faith in your employee that he/she will do the best job possible and not slack around.
5. Monitor progress – Faith is a good thing but it is just right that you monitor progress once in a while. If the task is something as simple as stacking papers then forget this part but if it is a particularly difficult task it is ok to check on your employee once in a while. Just make sure you aren’t breathing down on your employees neck and that when you do check on him/her you do so with a positive attitude. This is where the timeplan comes in handy since it will help you see the progress of the task and whether it is on time or not. If something seems to be amiss do not get mad at once but offer help. Ask if they need to clarify something or need some equipment or even additional manpower. Encourage employees to learn from mistakes and to go directly to you in case problems that need your attention arise so that you won’t need to check on them. And last but not the least…
6. Praise your employees for a job well done
Originally posted on February 13, 2008 @ 7:13 am