The Back Story
The Superintendent of Schools came in as a guest
teacher to teach a science class.
He began the process of who would be working on which
science projects--This with no knowledge of the students' abilities, preferences, or social interactions.
I raised my hand for. "Who wants to do the report on
volcanoes?" I was selected.
Then, he announced that I should really work with someone
on this project. [Wrong. Unnecessary] He then proceeded
to seek an interested person, then chose one of my classmates to be my teammate. I would have chosen someone else.
3 major management blunders before he finished.
I've discussed this in part in another articles in
1. When you assign someone to head up a project, assign the person who is most capable to head up the project.
2. If you don't know who that person is, find out.
3. Let that person choose his or her team That person knows which co-workers are best able to handle the different aspects of the project.
4. Do not, and I cannot emphasize this enough, do not add
to or subtract from the team.
5. Do not allow others outside the team to manipulate their
want onto the team regardless of strategy. Especially when
that person's boss comes to you to offer the services of that
person [that the boss wants to get rid of for a while & shunts them off onto you & the project leader.]
6. Do not allow other bosses to borrow people from the project. And if you are a more high big boss [sic] don't approve the request from the little boss.
This should help toward tidying up the problems
in the operation.
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Copyright © 2022 All rights reserved