How to Evaluate Your Effectiveness as a Supervisor

Giving and receiving feedback is in the top 3 required skills for being an effective supervisor. Print out this 15 point self-evaluation that is excellent for supervisory training and rate yourself from 1 to 5 on how you can be an effective supervisor.


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    Take a self-evaluation to determine your skills.
    • I always listen to my team members more than I talk to them and I’m open to their thoughts and suggestions. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I set short and long range goals, involve all my team members in the goal-setting process and then organize a clear plan to reach them. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I focus on planning, organizing and motivating my team players, and I don’t assign these tasks to others. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I delegate a project to help my team members develop their skills and expertise, and I hold them responsible for their results. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I always plan an agenda to find a solution to a challenging project, and I openly and honestly consider my workers’ ideas as a valuable input. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I am able to keep control over all of my team members without ever suppressing their self esteem and self motivation. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I regularly spend time analyzing reports to identify my workers’ deficiencies and opportunities for improvement. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I am able to increase the efficiency of my department by understanding the motives and needs of each teammate. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I provide team spirit by encouraging my staff to work together, and I always appreciate their individual talents and abilities. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I always ensure that my staff members have the required training, and know how to apply it to their job. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I impartially consider the opinions and needs of all of my workers when resolving a conflict and I work hard to resolve it. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I always set and follow ground rules for the office meeting, and I properly complete each point before moving to the next one. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I implement a change and then give my team members time to adjust themselves to it. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I can overcome any work pressure, enjoy making tough decisions and have the desire to become an outstanding leader. 1 2 3 4 5
    • I am a visionary, believe in risk-taking and always seek and accept bigger challenges. 1 2 3 4 5
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    Score yourself on the test.
    • Score 15-29 – You are proactive with your effective communication skills. Don't change your supervisory style.
    • Score 30-59 – You generally keep team spirits high. Learn to listen first, then respond.
    • Score 60-75 – You and your team have poor communication. Focus on new ways to talk to your staff or whole organization will suffer.
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    Pat yourself on the back or take the appropriate steps to improve.


  • Learning what makes your staff tick...Talk to your staff, understand your employees, and develop a rapport with them to find out what hinders them from great success and what can make them succeed more - go ‘under the hood’ of your own motivations.
  • The leader's speed is the speed of the follower...Regardless of your department or division, a self-analysis will enable you to explore your managerial/supervisory capabilities.
  • Understand employee's buying motives and hot buttons...Transfer your employee's aspiration and enthusiasm to those who follow their footsteps. This demands them to be an excellent salesperson, an igniter who gets job done by working with and through staff. Find out why they are valuable to the organization.

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Categories: Workplace Management Skills