Being a good boss knows how to do staff's tasks

Philippines
January 28, 2013 6:46pm CST
Being a good boos does not only make you good in giving instructions and manipulating your workforce and staffs. I believe that you should also know how to perform their task especially when most of them is absent. Like mine today, my staff is absent and I am the one who performs his task to make my department works. I know that most boss or head of their departments started as staffs and knows how to perform the work. I just wonder, why there are some that seems to forget what they are doing before. Some heads or supervisors acts like their department could not work when one of their staffs leaves the work. It seems that they doesn't want to go back to work anymore. What can you say about this mylotters? Good day!
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5 responses
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Jan 13
I am lucky enough after I finished my college I was hired as Supervisor after 3 months of OJT by the same company. All several employee got jealous because I am new and handle the position which needs more experience but still I manage my job correctly. I work to different firms from minings, banks and now hotels. I am not the type of boss that whenever needed they won't exercise their force or effort to help their staff. I can handle even one or two staff are out but the problem you focus to handle the whole operation will be affected. I can do task which I worked before but the manager cannot expect me to accomplished the whole things smoothly.
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
I got your point. Of course, like me, who haven't took the work for a long time, may run things with errands when my staff was out. But that will be okay as long as your department does not affect the complete operation of the organization. At least there is someone that is taking charge of the wrok of the absent staff.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Feb 13
Although it is hard at the beginning to take charge those assignments that supposed to be handle by your staff but constant doing it, will become more easier.
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
I agree with you. In my case, even I already done that in the past, it still makes me errands since I am not doing that for years now.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Lol they forget because their heads become so big, it is filled up by AIR and the information is lost inside there. and i know someone experiencing that right now and what is worse he acts like he still knows it but cannot speak of anything when asked about it and blames the staff for he does not know it. duh
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
I think this is one thing that makes the head of the department embarassed from others. That they are being trained by the operators instead of the other way around. Some are don't want to step down on that level because they are already on a top level and they are hesitant to do the work done by their staffs. Just like what you said, they are already big headed individuals.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
I think that every boss needs to know each job that his employees have and just like you have mentioned, if there are employees who were not able to report for work, with the boss' knowledge, still the job will be done.
• Philippines
31 Jan 13
That is my point. AS boss you will never let your department paralized because of the absence of your subordinates.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
29 Jan 13
I do think the responsibility of the boss is managing your employees. You should arrange the working process and check the rules. It is better for you to know how your employees work, but it is not necessary for you to understand all the thing. If you have to know all tasks, why you still need employees.
• Philippines
31 Jan 13
I just know the tasks because before I became the head of the said department I am with, I became a staff and just get promoted for the one I have now.
@chiyosan (29837)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
I agree that you should know how to do your team's work. As their team leader or boss you probably should even be the one teaching them how to do it, at least you know how many man power you need, and when asked about your team's work you would be able to defend it, and tell everyone about your task, what's easy and not easy to do... Bosses would even have to do the tasks when one has to be on leave and i think that is just pretty normal... when your team knows you do not know how to do it and is always reliant on them, they would probably see you as a fool who can't lead them right.
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
I agree with with you too. As leader, you should know the things your staff is doing. Like in our case, some supervisors doesn't know how to operate the automation in the machines. If they are asked how it works, they will direct it to the operators to answer their questions.