Supervision is a vital part of any workplace. A skilled supervisor’s primary role is to ensure employees have the correct instructions to do their jobs accurately with minimal risk of mistakes or accidents. A supervisor’s secondary role may include employee support, training, assistance and generally looking out for the employee’s welfare. The strength of a skilled supervisor is in their ability to gain employees’ respect.
So, what happens when an employee with inadequate supervision skills is placed in a supervisory role? Poor supervision can be a serious problem. When no one is taking reasonable responsibility for workplace actions things start to go wrong extremely quickly.
Employees may be more likely to stray from the correct practices and procedures. A decrease in employee effort may result in an increase in problems, mistakes, injury and accidents, and a higher risk of claims on your California workers compensation insurance.
To avoid supervisor problems in your workplace appoint a person who is seen by your employees as approachable and worthy of their respect. A skilled supervisor may increase employee job satisfaction and lower the risk of injuries and workers compensation claims.