publication . Research . 2009

Task assignment and coaching

Dominguez-Martinez, S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
An important task of a manager is to motivate her subordinates. One way in which a manager can give incentives to junior employees is through the assignment of tasks. How a manager allocates tasks in an organization, provides information to the junior employees about his ability. Without coaching from a manager, the junior employee only has information about his past performance. Based on his past performance, a talented junior who has performed a difficult task sometimes decides to leave the organization. The introduction of a manager who coaches the junior may lead to better future decisions of the junior. The role of the manager is twofold. First, the manager...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSIONComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
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