Monitor Progress, Not People
March 22, 2022
“What must I do to keep track of what everyone is doing? I struggle with monitoring my team members and what they have to do.”
One of my coachees posed this question a couple of weeks back.
My response was- As a leader and a manager, your job is to monitor progress, not people.
You may feel like monitoring the person because that makes you feel in control. But it does help in any way because people are not robots that you can control.
As a team leader, your objective is to motivate and inspire your colleagues to make progress and move towards the goals they have for themselves. When folks in your team know that progress is what you measure and monitor, they will automatically focus on what is needed to ensure progress.
If you get good at monitoring the progress of what your colleagues are doing, you don’t have to worry about trying to monitor them !!.