Learn about how to more clearly define responsibilities in workplace partnerships and avoid mistakes due to overlapping responsibilities and unclear division.
- Working with a partner … can sometimes help you be more productive. … But sometimes it can be very distracting. … When I use the word partner, … I'm referring to any kind of situation … where you're sharing responsibility … with one or more other people. … Such as spouses working together, … or co-managers, or actual partners within a business. … The idea behind creating a partnership is that … by spreading out the work among many people, … we're going to get more work done. … However, what can also happen is, … well, it's something that I learned … while playing volleyball back in the day. … Now, it may not look like it, … but I used to play volleyball a lot. … And one thing that I learned was something called … the Hubby-wife serve. … The Hubby-wife serve is where the server on the other team … puts the ball right between two people. … If you serve the ball down the middle like that, … there's a high likelihood … that both players say, you've got it, … and that results in no one getting it. …
- Identify the end goal of a one-on-one meeting.
- Explain how to follow up after delegating a task to a team member.
- Recall one question you can ask to reduce unnecessary meetings.
- Identify the best way to approach a situation where a coworker is disorganized and struggles with time management.
- Give an example of advice you could offer a new manager concerning time management.