People Places Events In History Terms Organizations
Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Client News & Resources > Post Content

Successful Handovers (10178 hits)

How to Make a Smooth Transition

Rebecca feels stressed. She recently started a new role, and she's having problems. She didn't have a handover with her predecessor, and she wasn't given any help finding out about the tasks and projects she is responsible for.

As a result, she has missed deadlines, and she's not sure who she needs to talk to about key projects. Meanwhile, her colleagues have fallen behind with their own work as they've tried to help her out. This has been frustrating for everyone.

In this article, we’ll look at how you can avoid this kind of situation by organizing an effective handover – for someone on your team, or for your own role.
What is a Handover?

Every new person in an organization needs clear information on their tasks and responsibilities, and on how to handle them.

The person who previously did the job needs to have contributed to this before he or she leaves, so that the information reflects the role accurately. However, it's your responsibility as a manager to ensure that any information gaps are filled, and that your new team member is fully briefed when she joins.

The most successful handovers share both factual and subjective information – such as who to go to for particular types of help, the strengths of other team members, and the quirks of key clients (and what keeps them happy).

This kind of "inside information" helps a new team member quickly take ownership of her role and her responsibilities.

Continued: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/successful-handovers.htm?utm_source=nl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=13Jan15#np
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Tuesday, January 13th 2015 at 8:48AM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
JUST IN: Paul Quinn College’s Dr. Michael Sorrell Named The Family Place’s 2018 Texas Trailblazer
There is Power in Love. Be kind always.
Two Voorhees alumni named college presidents
For the Lover in You.
Father’s We Value You
True Fathers Day Wish! Balloons to you dads!!
NFL Partners with Howard University on Campus Connection Program
TSU part of consortium created with $1.2 million UNCF grant
Forward This Post Entry!
Client News & Resources Home
Employer Showcase
>> more | add
Latest Jobs
Geek Squad Double Agent, PC-Independence, MO with Best Buy in Independence, MO.
Specialty Sales Manager, Connections- Store 434 (Roanoke) with Best Buy in Roanoke, VA.
Inventory Specialist with Best Buy in Westbury, NY.
Technician/Cadet, Geek Squad: Chico, CA (BBY 191) with Best Buy in Chico, CA.
General Manager In Training - District 5 (St. Louis, MO) with Best Buy in Bridgeton, MO.
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
peter kalyabe just commented on a blog entitled 'afrika is the cradle f all civilisation, it unfortunately do not have any leadership, its current ones are hypocrites an'. 07:58PM
peter kalyabe just joined a new club (i luv africa). 07:33PM
peter kalyabe just joined a new club (poets and authors). 07:15PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ “coat of arms” ~'. 02:24PM
eric travis just joined a new club (blacks in the bible,the awkening of israel). 05:05PM
eric travis just became a new member. 03:13PM
peter kalyabe just edited his profile. 05:27AM
peter kalyabe just posted a post entitled 'afrika's master key'. 05:13AM
peter kalyabe just became a new member. 05:02AM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ “crisis” ~'. 03:29AM
david johnson just became a new member. 06:52PM
calvin cannon just became a new member. 04:20PM
>> more | invite friends