A colleague, who is a supervisor, asked me :
“How do you take a group that doesn’t know how to do the work (literally does not know how) and get them going, then teach them to do it on their own instead of doing nothing, waiting, blaming?”
My response was:
You can’t do everyone’s job for them…you will fail that way (and they will fail that way).
You have to learn to work effectively with others…you have to delegate and let them do their jobs.
As a manager, you should review, edit, comment, question, suggest, recommend, and quality assure (not micromanage).
Send staff to training, mentor, and guide them, but don’t do the job for them.
What do you think?
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)