Excerpts from the soon to be released book, “Good Business…Bad Business” by Robert Singer and Rick Segel.
Good Business — Good managers check on the progress of assigned tasks
Bad Business — Giving someone a task and not checking-in before completion period
To avoid failure, disappointment, and the risk of running a potentially good employee check on the progress of an assignment or project. A small correction along the way can avoid a major issue or problem later on.
A slight adjustment can avoid projects going off course and avoid hearing the words, “I thought that was what you wanted.”
By checking-in you can assess the progress and determine if completion will be on a timely basis.