Do you feel like there's never enough time in your day to do all the things you need to do as a front-line manager? Take a closer look at how your time gets spent—not what activities (such as attending meetings) you do, but what functions you perform. Read over the list below, then estimate what percentage of your time in an average week goes to each function. (Make sure your answers add up to 100 percent.)
___Administration: processing forms, communicating policy decisions and preparing reports, memos or correspondence.
___Coaching: giving employees feedback on their performance and discussing ways to improve their work habits, or the quality or quantity of their work.
___Coordination: giving and receiving information and discussing problems with your manager or other supervisors, either one-on-one or in a group.
___Counseling: giving employees assistance with personal problems and helping correct behavioral problems.
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