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You’re waiting for an employee to complete a big assignment. You hit all the basics when giving instructions: You gave him clear directions, answered any questions and then left him alone to get to work. Now you’re worried the task won’t get done on time because you have not heard any updates and the deadline’s approaching.
Don’t “check in” to see what’s up. Employees often view this as nagging, a sure sign you don’t trust them. Instead, say, “When you’re done with that assignment, please see me about something else you can help me with.” Then wait for a response.
Most employees will volunteer a progress report. Next time, set interim deadlines with reporting requirements.
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