basic agreement

A shared understanding of the basic tasks, responsibilities and decision-making authority is the basis of any organised work and the stabilising foundation of any cooperation. Because they form the basis of our basic understanding of our work, deficiencies in the basic agreement almost always lead to injuries on the relationship level and of course to […]

delegation

  Preparatory questions for staff with management responsibility     Eight W-rules for delegation:     1. What needs to be done (content)?           What are the individual tasks to be achieved?          What is the desired result?           What are acceptable differences from the desired result?           What difficulties can be expected?    […]

goals, functions, indicators and types

“Goals describe aspired states in the future.”   Functions and purposes   Leadership goals intend to create as much agreement as possible on the things to be achieved in the future.   1.    Goals therefore have a communicatory function (the supervisor and the co-worker have the same pictures and ideas in mind about future results […]

9 steps of conflict escalation (part 1)

The 9 escalation levels     Phase I   The conflicting parties are aware of the tensions and contradictions and make efforts to solve them rationally. Failed attempts at solutions contribute to a deepening of the tensions. Despite this, each side makes efforts to work with the opposing party to overcome the conflicts. Cooperation and […]

constructive confrontation

Dealing with mistakes/unmet expectations   How should I as a manager react? What is an appropriate reaction?   Failure to react or delayed reactions leads to tacit contracts. The staff member learns that the results behaviour is okay. The manager expects the staff member to read his mind: As a good member of staff he […]

goals and agreement

 A goal is a necessary, striven for, and/or desired state   a)       that should be adhered to (especially related to routine work and standard tasks) b)       that should be reached at a determined point of time.     Advantages of agreements on goals   ·       All persons involved know the necessity and the purpose […]

goals – standards for successful agreement

The goals have to be realistic and able to be influenced by the co-worker.   ·       The goals have to be defined such in a way that they are understandable, clear, and controllable.   ·       Goals related to work results / performance: Who is doing what by when? What is the desired outcome?   ·       […]

Corkscrew Dialogue

Corkscrew Dialogues:                     Dive down beneath the visible surface of symptoms to the area of internal motivations, to bring old problems to the surface and air them    Example:          A woman arrives late. Her husband is ill and she had to take a child to the kindergarten […]