Supervision of Staff
Supervision of Staff
Supervisors are an important part of organisations. They provide a link between teams and management. Similarly, they are responsible for helping teams implement organisational policies. It is therefore, important for them to maintain certain characteristics. Firstly, they need to be supportive to their teams. Support is seen through characteristics such as holding good communications with them, and fairness. This will improve relations between supervisors and their teams, hence, improved productivity. Supervisors need to avoid arrogant behaviour. To achieve this, they need excellent social skills. By doing this, teams work without fear, uncertainty and other inefficiencies. As objectives are set, supervisors need to explain them clearly to each staff member. This gives them a sense of purpose and allows them to understand their duties. Failure to do this may result in numerous performance problems.
It is seen that efficient supervisors have controlled tempers. They are supportive to staff, and provide them with constructive criticism. Similarly, they are respectful to all staff members. Such supervisors do not use their positions to bully lower level staff. From that, staff has an optimal relationship with their supervisors. They are therefore, able to share information with them, hence avoiding information lapses in the organisation. It is seen that good supervisors are humble and accountable. They give credit to their teams, and take blame where necessary. Similarly, they are loyal to both their teams and the organisation.
Another observation is that, supervisors need to be good decision makers. They need to assist their teams in troubleshooting, and improving organisational processes. Therefore, they need to be abreast with all organisational processes. Similarly, they should take steps in developing their team members. This will result in improved productivity and loyalty from the team. I agree with most of the observations made. They reflect practical scenarios in organisations, and supervisors’ behavior. For instance, communication skills are an essential aspect of relations between supervisors and their teams. Supervisors need to adopt excellent characteristics, and shun negative ones, for effective operations in the organisation.