Giving Effective Instructions

By |August 26th, 2013|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Workshops, Workshops|

Not everyone can give orders that are clearly understood and carried out to the letter. If you’ve been frustrated by not having your orders (or 'requests' or 'suggestions') carried out, you may be overlooking the obvious - that in most cases the fault is yours, not that of your staff. Here are some suggestions to ensure that your orders are understood and obeyed... 1. Know exactly what you want. Before delivering instructions, know exactly what you want and how you are going to communicate your requirements. What precisely is the result you have in mind? 2. Select the right person for the job. Orders will be more effectively carried out when you select a person with the ability and desire to carry out the task, so get to know the capabilities of your staff. Make sure that the person you select for a particular job is capable of completing it. [...]