Giving Orders Self Appraisal and Improvement Tips

Written by Drew. Posted in Delegation Skills.

The good leader knows not to give orders but, to give instructions. This self appraisal will allow you to measure how well you give instructions to your employees. Or, you can use it to appraise how well other members of your team give instructions. Use the appraisal to determine your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to giving orders and instructions.  The article includes practical, easy to understand and follow tips that you can use to improve the way you give orders and instructions.

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Giving Orders Appraisal
Many people believe that to be a good manager you need to give orders to the people below you.  But, when you give an order you tell someone to do something.  “Copy this file”; is an order, as is “Put Brett on night shift!”  There may be times in the military when a leader has to give orders.  When an officer tells his troops to; “charge that hill”, he doesn’t want them to think about it.

However, in business the good leader knows that he or she has to get things done and the only way to achieve that is through the help of others.  The most effective way to do that is not to give orders, but to give instructions.
By giving instructions the good leader is allowing the employee the freedom to think about the best way of accomplishing it.  It may not be as good as what you would have done, but that is an indication that you need to do further training with your staff.
However, it also might be better than your idea.  When that happens, you have an employee who feels involved and motivated and you look smarter…

 Listed below are key giving orders attributes.  Read each attribute carefully and rate yourself on how well you carry out that attribute every day.  Be honest with yourself.  If you have difficulty with scoring some of the attributes, ask for feedback from your colleagues, or other members of the management team, or members of your own team... 

Key Performance Indicator 1    2    3    4    5   
1. I do not give orders.  I give instructions.
         
2. I plan my instructions prior to giving them.
         
3. I explain the purpose of the task to be performed.
         
4. I use clear and precise language when describing the tsak to be performed.
         
5. I seek clarification to ensure the employee understands the instruction.
         


 

 

 

 


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19/02/2013 10:48