Unmotivated employees can cause many problems for managers. It is difficult to accept the lazy attitude of some, while seeing the determination and self-motivation of other staff members who don’t need to be told what to do at all.
A manager position is a multifaceted role; while it is obvious that leaders have to manage their employees’ outputs to meet job demand, it is less understood that they should also care about their staff’s mental perceptions about themselves as related to the job.
As the season for employee appraisals is here, it is very likely that you are currently preparing for meetings with your team members. This tends to be an anxious, yet exciting time for employees, who want to hear positive reviews from their managers, as well as showing them their accomplishments throughout the year.
While most managers realise that part of the skills they should possess is delegation, not all know how to do so successfully. While there are many benefits to good delegation, such as empowering staff and lessening your own workload, poor delegation can create chaos and confusion.