N brown does the work!
“My team” is the buzz phrase that is used in almost every job, in one form or another, you see. When someone from the outside begins a project at a company, it might be at the formal request or maybe it is your staff that does the work of your department within a company.
From work being shared among individual staff you have to ask, “Who is your boss?”
It seems that in many cases,waiting for the right person to show up doesn’t always make the case either. Here is the scenario that I have in mind:
A Gen Y (or so it seems) graduate begins a project within your company. Since he has been a intern or volunteer within your company during his undergraduate course, you are sure that he is going to be able to lean things in as he takes on the project.
You are worried, however, because you do know that he is going to be good (or maybe even great) with his work, and you are truly worried because you have seen that he does not have a great attendance record…
If you do not hear from your new addition in a timely fashion, you begin to worry.
If your project doesn’t go well, you tell him as much as you possibly can and then end up worrying, meanwhile dreaming about his performance at the end of the day.
You and your Gen Y continue this over several weeks, frequently wondering when he will finally give up. After he passes out and there are no complaints about his time sheets or attendance, you start to wonder if the CARE-ASSados are doubling as his personal assistant and he is only showing up at 2 in the morning to rehab himself from the open gym?
You focus on his attendance again and you expect him to make it up for whatever he does as a complete mess is the way you are seeing it.. Then he dictates the sort of work you are going to ask him to do.
You ask him questions about what he likes to do or does not like to do. He is communicating with you like a normal human being. He is very responsive when you are opening things up for him and there are several topics that he is very excited to share with you.
He doesn’t seem to know where things are going wrong or what issues are ensuring that he is at that point.
All expectations have been set by you!If this is an intensive period for him, he is going to be very short-tempered, acting very difficult and this will display to his peers that he likes to push everything before he is done.
After a few months work, you have to manage so much of his work that would normally be done in one on one sessions with his manager.
Guess what, he earns his way back into his father’s eye! He does not want to be cooped up under the supervision of your manager anymore, and he is going to demand his bills be paid, and his anvil cases carried long before he has good behavior anymore.
If you are very often in doubts as to whether he is being productive or not, you must be thankful for your good ole’ boy who has finally started working for you and isn’t a guy that you want to push your team to do in life.
It is immensely frustrating that a Gen Y is the best he has ever been and all his expectations are realistic. However, you need to be out front
This is one of the challenges commonly facing organizations when they outsource. They are at the very beginning and stop a project because of your fear of not seeing the desired results. However, as you roll along, you start to revert to “we mentioned a nice idea, but I did not agree with it. What do you think I can do to resolve this?”
You take on board all this momentum and bring on another project, he still doesn’t cooperate. And here is where you think “Who is my boss?”