Section A Completed and Inspected Work

1 Completed Work1

These principles of completed work are so relevant to project work that this article is reproduced with little change. The principles apply whenever a group endeavour is large enough to require division of workloads and delegation of responsibilities among several or many people. Explain the principles of completed work to your team members, and it will help you complete your project on schedule.


The supervisor must divide the work and delegate responsibilities.


The subordinate must assume these responsibilities and work out their assigned problems or duties without asking that their supervisor do part of their work.


It is far too easy, but extremely inefficient, to ask the boss what should be done rather than advising them what they should do.


Completed work is the study of an issue or problem, and the presentation of a solution, by an employee in such a form that their supervisor or department head may simply indicate approval of the completed action.


The words completed action are worth real emphasis. Actually the more difficult the issue is, the more tendency there is to present the issue to the supervisor in piecemeal fashion. It is the responsibility of the employee to work out the details. They should not consult their supervisor in the determination of these details unless necessary. Instead, if the employee cannot determine these details by themselves, they should ...

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