ia Blueprint Onboarding : Responsibilities vs. Emailed Tasks
There are couple of different ways that you can manage the employees that you have, whether they’re remote employees, or also inner office employees. But if you’ve got remote staff, it’s real easy to get disconnected with them, because they’re remote, right? Whether they’re international, they’re virtual assistant, or also they are just working from home. It’s easy to get disconnected from them, and easy to allow those relationships to slide. You need to be proactive to keep that from happening and one of those ways is by assigning responsibilities, instead of just one off task.
The difference between the two of them is if you just assign one off task, then you’re just constantly keeping yourself busy assigning things to that person, and nobody understands what the hierarchy is, it’s going to set a bit of a chasm between you and them, where they just always going to feel like they’re just a task manager. They’re just doing tasks and not a part of the team.
Whereas if you assigned them responsibilities, you give them different things that they’re responsible for and they just know what they will do each day because they know that their team mates are depending on them, you understand the difference there? One of them is you’re just assigning tasks and just making them do things that basically nobody else wants to do. I mean, that’s a little bit demeaning, right? think about that, versus “I’ve assigned them responsibilities, they’re responsible for these things, because other team members are depending upon them”. You see the difference in those two things?
Where do you think they’re going to be more productive and more happy with working inside of the organization with responsibilities, or just managing task? Try to come up with with a list of different responsibilities you can assign to them? Yeah, I understand. You’re going to have one off tasks sometimes that they need to do but each and every one of your employees, if you can help them just by setting them up for success by giving them responsibilities, helping them to understand how you’re working together as a team, that each one of you are interdependent upon each other. You will find that you will have a more happy and successful team working together to accomplish your goals.