Carpenters are often told to ?measure twice, and cut once.? Spending adequate time on strategy and planning is like measuring, and implementing the plan is like cutting. Extra time and effort during the planning stage are crucial if you want to avoid common problems later on.
As a supervisor, you may be called upon to develop a plan without being given specific guidelines. This CheckPoint offers you an opportunity to determine what information a supervisor would need in order to create a plan for upper management and then to outline how you would prepare the plan.
Resources: Ch. 6 (pp. 89-108) in Supervision: Key Link to Productivity (8th ed.) Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum Read Incident 6-2: What Should I Do Next? Answer, in 200-300 words, the three questions on p. 108 following this incident.