If you’re a boss, supervisor or manager, you’re probably used to giving a lot of directions at work. But if you’re not, you may be someone who mostly takes instructions from others. To get a task done properly, there are a few things we can all do to give and follow directions more effectively.
Overall, positive communication and listening are essential when giving and taking instructions. For some jobs, following step-by-step directions is pertinent, but in the case of working in an office, warehouse, restaurant, etc., learning how to provide direction properly and knowing how to take direction make for a smoother and more productive work environment.