Helping an Employee Manage Their Time

Hamilton Lindley

Recognize and accept your feelings.

Examine your role.

Determine the source of the tension.

Make sure you’re clear about what you’re looking for.

Help from the beginning

  • Work with them to prioritize the tasks; brainstorm ideas for a new direction; and go over the smaller details.
  • Create a series of intermediate goals.
  • Request regular reports on what they planned to achieve and what they’ve completed.
  • Do some of the work with them in a meeting.
  • Team them up with colleagues.

Notice small steps in the right direction

Seek help from others.

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