There is a story about a manager/leader who was not keen on teaching his subordinates. Whenever there is a new employee assigned in his department he would assume that the new employee has already been briefed about the job by the Human Resource Management Department. If the new employee has not been sufficiently briefed by the HRMD he would assign one of his subordinate to teach the new employee about the job in his office.
Managers/Leaders are always busy they would attend to so many things in their office and outside of their office. For example, a manager/leader would always do the usual management function of Planning, Leading, Organizing and Controlling. Aside from that they would also attend to meetings and other specials duties outside of their office.
The big question now is should a manager/leader find time to be a teacher in his own office? The obvious answer is yes! He should still find time no matter how busy he/she is. Why? For the simple reason that to be a teacher is one of his salient job.
This doesn’t mean that he should devote his entire work day teaching a newly assigned employee. Since he is very busy a 10-20 minutes teaching session about the job and the discipline that he wants to be observed would be enough.
The return of his precious time is unquantifiable, it will create an impression that he is a hands-on manager/leader. It will create an impression that he wants work to be done properly. And it will create an impression that he doesn’t want incompetence and other wishy-washy behavior in his office.
Therefore, you need to be a teacher if you’re a manager/leader, supervisor or a person who holds a position of responsibility in your organization. – Marino J. Dasmarinas