Planning & Allocating Work

Planning & Allocating Work

This programme is a short one day course as part of the Leadership & Management Suite of Courses.  These courses are ideal for practicing managers, helping them become more effective and confident in their role.  They also support new or aspiring managers; helping them make the transition from leading a team to managing.

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The aim of this course is to develop knowledge and understanding of how to plan and allocate work as required by a practicing or potential first line manager.


Participants will:

  • Identify and set SMART organizational targets
  • Monitor & control planned activity
  • Identify resources required to complete a planned activity
  • Explain how to allocate work , assess and support team performance in achieving objectives
  • Identify causes and actions to overcome causes of variance
  • Explain how to involve team members in identifying ways to improve performance to meet objectives
  • How to Plan Work in the Workplace
    • Role & purpose of objectives and targets
    • Links between organisational and team objectives
    • Setting SMART work targets
    • Performance measurement
    • Planning techniques appropriate to small scale planning
    • Monitoring & control techniques and records
  • Allocate Work to Team Members
    • Effective methods of communication to give instructions
    • Types of quality standards and their purpose
    • Methods to monitor actual performance against production targets and time scales, and identify variances
    • Ways to ensure team members understand monitoring systems
  • How to Improve the Performance of a Team in Delivering to Plan
    • Recording outputs and variances
    • Techniques for identifying causes of underperformance
    • Corrective and remedial actions of underperformance

This programme uses a mixture of group discussions, pro-forma examples, information input sessions along with practical application to fully involve participants.