Distribution of Work

One of the tools a manager can use to create a motivating environment for employees is the strategic distribution of work. Most managers give out work assignments and projects as they come in to whomever is available or whomever has the least amount of work. This is a counterproductive approach and is not as effective as strategically assigning the workload. Managers should consider the following factors when deciding to whom the work should be assigned:

•   Who would be best suited for the work?

•   Who has indicated an interest in this type of work?

•   Who would be the most excited about this assignment? Why?

•   Who would grow most from this assignment?

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