Although the majority of public sector employees are committed to public service, these commitments are generally made real depending on two factors: 1.) A respected and caring supervisor who values their work, and 2.) Relationships with other public service personnel in a like position. The function of supervision therefore can be the turning point for most public employees who look for value of their work and in their work that can only be supplied by the attitude and skills of the supervisor.
Effective supervisors know how to create interactions that demonstrate to each employee how much they are appreciated for their work, which generally improves the production and outcomes by those employees directly influenced by the supervisor. Although careful planning is a plus, nothing raises an employees’ attitude and value than a supervisor who directs them, coaches and trains them to elevate them to higher responsibilities.
This Oxford The Complete Course on How to Supervise Public Sector training program will teach and demonstrate the vital skills of encouragement, coaching, planning and training to improve the overall performance of a team. All of these supervisory actions impact the employee’s motivation to excel in their career, resulting in better performance. With that focus, public sector supervisors can overcome their apathy and find satisfaction in the critical work of supervision.