Questions Every Manager Should Ask Their Employees…
Part 3: Ongoing Three Questions
Today we’re going to talk about the 3 most valuable questions to ask your employees on an ongoing basis. This is the conclusion of my 3-part series called “Questions Every Manager Should Ask Their Employees.” If you somehow missed Parts 1 and 2, you’ll want to check those out now so you don’t miss any of my incredible management tips!
Video: Part 3
What Comes Third in this Terrific Trifecta?
In the first 2 videos, we talked about how to motivate your employees and secondly, revealed the 30-day challenge sure to set a fire under stagnant thinkers. Active management that is well acquainted with what’s going on in the workplace is vital to the success of any company!“Active management that is well acquainted with what’s going on in the workplace is vital to the success of any company!” Click To Tweet
I’ve created a list for you of the top 3 questions you should be asking your employees to make sure they’re never keeping you in the dark. I like to think of these questions as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Go ahead Clint Eastwood enthusiasts, whistle that tune with pride. I know you want to.
Are You Ready? Here’s the First Question:
1. Do you have what you need TODAY to be successful?
Maybe last month their answer was, “Yes,” but it’s possible that new roadblocks have come up since then and new needs have arisen. So “The Good” question’s goal is to have the employee see their work from the outside and encourage them to seek help proactively instead of waiting until a bigger issue arises and stalls momentum.
Fast as Lightning, Question Two:
2. How clear are you on what’s expected of you?
In manufacturing, we have work instructions. Does every employee have clear work instructions? “The Bad” question’s goal is to help you see with their eyes! This gives YOU helpful insight on anything your employee might be misunderstanding or struggling with – thus nipping instructional fails in the bud. Accuracy is key!
Question Three, Last but not Least!
3. What’s the update on your latest project?
A good problem solver should be able to update you on even their most complicated project in 5 minutes or less. Any problem solver that takes longer than that to update you clearly needs more training. This brings us to “The Ugly” question’s goal – to really see the nitty gritty snapshot bringing their progress into sharp focus.
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