Following Up

Once the course has been set, it is absolutely essential for the manager to schedule update meetings to follow up on the progress. As the saying goes, they only respect what you inspect. If the manager is truly committed to the employee’s growth and development, then there has to be consistent follow up. The manager also needs to hold the employee accountable for the development.

I have worked for managers who have said they were “too busy” and “couldn’t make the time.” If the manager can’t make the time to develop employees, then they are creating a difficult situation for themselves in the future. The employees will not be loyal, motivated, or productive, and ultimately that will reflect on the manager. If the manager can’t make ...

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