Setting a goal to become a much more effective manager in planning, delegating and managing important projects and assignments will catapult productivity and execution. It all starts with the manager. there are many specific skills and techniques required to develop into a top flight manager of people. The pay off is high-performance and the building of a reputation for getting things done by effectively managing people and projects.
A good place to start is to make an assessment of where to improve. Ask your self these questions for starters:
- Do I really “plan” the important details of every assignment even if it is not a full-fledged project plan?
- Do I prepare a delegation outline of the “What, How & Why” of each assignment I will delegate?
- Before making each assignment, do I reflect and take note of how this assignment will look through the employees eyes…how will they see/react?
- Do I set checkpoints for each assignment and “circle-back” periodically to see how the employee is executing?
Start with these self-assessment questions and be well on your way to improved management skills,