There are six basic steps to supervision. Some steps occur automatically and
others will require conscious application. The results of a well run,
effectively supervised shop are a contagious professional work ethic among
crew members and a high caliber end product.
Planning is the first step in supervision. It is also a part of all other steps.
Planning applies to every aspect of the shop, not just tasking. Let the crew
know long- and short-range plans that concern the shop. Solicit their input
for setting shop goals. Without a plan, there is nowhere to go.
Figure 1-25 demonstrates how planning affects all aspects of supervision.
Figure 1-25. Six basic steps in supervision.
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