|Rules from Managing Your Staff|
KEEP TRACK OF YOUR STAFFS ASSIGNMENTS.
||Keep lists of the tasks you assign|
|to your staff.|
A list is the handiest tool for keeping track of the tasks or projects you assign to others. You should meet regularly (not necessarily frequently) with each member of your staff to review his or her projects and to check on progress and priorities.
DO YOUR PART WHEN ASSIGNING TASKS.
||Set precise objectives, but give only |
|general guidelines for achieving them.|
Your staff should be given clear, precise goals for each project. Let them work out the precise steps for achieving the goals, however. This allows scope for them to employ their intelligence and creativity and thus makes the task more interesting and the result better. Spelling out every step for them is overmanaging.
BE A GOOD COMMUNICATOR AND A DECENT HUMAN BEING.
||Keep your staff informed on |
|matters related to their work.|
No one likes to feel ignorant of what is going on. Even worse is being ignorant of matters relevant to ones job. By keeping your staff informed of relevant organizational news, you enhance morale and help them do their jobs better.