I am not having problems but wish to congratulate you for this great course.
My simple question is
- How can I stop procrastinating my work?
- If my staff are ignorant in achieving their task delegated by the administration, what should I do to motivate them to work?
- What discipline measures are perfect for students continuously repeating the same offence?
Thank you for your questions. Taking them one at a time;-
Q1. How could I stop procrastinating my work?
I think people who procrastinate are often overwhelmed and simply don’t know where to start. There is a technique called Time Management which you may find helpful. It gives you a structure that will help you to look at your work and sort out the most urgent and important tasks. I have covered this topic both on this website and our sister website https://www.managementskillscourses.com/
I will summarise the salient points here and give you links to the posts.
You can optimise the time you do have, and plan your work carefully.
First, list the things you need to do, then prioritise them, and perform them in order of priority
The skills you need to hone include goal setting, analysing the importance of tasks, setting priorities, listing tasks, tenacity, organization and meeting deadlines.
Also visit this page for further advice. For example, evaluate why you have listed tasks to do -.are they essential or do you perform them out of habit? Could they be delegated? How do you deal with interruptions and new tasks you need to do -where do you place them on the list?
Mastering Time Management will help you discover how to manage your time more effectively. It is a skill you can develop and Time Management principles will give you the judgement and skills necessary, while helping you to be organized. I think this will show you what needs to be done first and break your habit of procrastinating.
Q2. If my staff are ignorant in achieving their task delegated by the administration, what should I do to motivate them to work?
If staff are ignorant in achieving their delegated task, I believe that is not necessarily owing to a lack of motivation, but may be due to a failure of management to explain clearly what is required of them and to train staff to perform tasks adequately. Delegation has to be carefully managed. If you delegate well it will save you time in the long run, allow staff to develop, and motivate the team. If you delegate badly it will cause problems, staff will be demotivated and confused, and they will fail to achieve the task.
I suggest you review the way that tasks are delegated to them. Is there a manual, or some induction or training programme?
I have covered delegation of tasks in detail here
So, I would suggest that if management briefs them properly, they won’t need any further motivation. They will be able to perform effectively and should not be confused and unmotivated.
However, you can find some advice on motivating staff here
Q3. What discipline measures are perfect for students continuously repeating the same offence?
This is not really my area of expertise, but here are some thoughts on the subject.
Discipline in any institution facilitates the achievement of goals, expectation and responsibility. In a student environment it prepares learners for the future. Disruptive behaviour amongst students can only be eliminated if there is good discipline at the institution. This means that head teachers, who are effectively managers of the institution, need to have an effective leadership style, there must be a discipline policy that is firm but fair, clearly explained and understood and implemented as necessary.
Which measures are appropriate for your establishment depends on the culture of your region and institute. Common discipline measures would include detention, suspension and expulsion.
I suggest you talk to colleagues and peers in the sector for more advice. Develop a fair, well thought out policy and make sure it is clearly published and that students are made aware that actions have consequences.