By Bernardus Ari Kuncoro (176)
5. Evaluate the creative works regularly
The Diary of work is very important. Simply just use a spreadsheet with columns of Team Name, Team Member Name, Date, Project / Product Code, Activity, Start, End, Output. I know it was intimidating at first, but trust me, there will be tremendous benefits.
Don’t just stop on the diary writing!
It is needed to discuss the diary regularly during evaluation. What day? I recommend Friday. Why Friday? It is because of the end of the working days in a week. The team can discuss their working diary timesheet, as well as their blocking points if any. It is also the time for me to engage with the team.
For me personally, writing the working diary means I can check what I have done. I can answer these questions quickly: “Did I finish my task?” and “What are things that I can improve in the future?”
As a leader, I can at least answer “Did the team productively work within the last week? ”Who is on the high and low workload?”
Frequently, other managers ask the workloads of my team, simply to check if we can still serve their creative requests or not with a certain duration of time or not.
Kalideres, 27 September 2021