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Effective Way of Assigning Tasks!

Many times we assign a job, a project or even a simple task to an employee and in the process we find out that its implementation was not done as we would have liked.

But what happens that results in us not getting the desired result?

It all starts with us and the way we assign an employee a task. Below you will find 14 tips on how to properly assign (and track) tasks to get the desired result:

  1. You choose the type of work or project that needs to be done.
  2. You choose the right person. Not everyone is good all the tasks!
  3. You trust the person you have chosen, that they will be able to complete the task you have entrusted to them.
  4. You inform the employee about what they have to do, you give them clear instructions and you set the time they have available to deliver it.
  5. In the beginning you are close to them, you dedicate time, you support them and you explain to them everything that is necessary.
  6. Then you walk away and let them do the job you entrusted to them.
  7. You do not interfere, but you support them.
  8. You reward them for their effort and give feedback so that they know how they are doing.
  9. When they have questions you discuss them together but do not give them solutions. You teach them how to find the solutions on their own. When they find them, you discuss them together and decide what the best course of action is.
  10. You discreetly monitor their progress at regular intervals.
  11. You evaluate their work.
  12. You reward them for their work.
  13. You evaluate together if something went wrong and you ask them to tell you what they learned from the mistake so that they do not repeat it.
  14. Mistakes are an experience. But when the same mistake repeats… it’s a pattern!
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