Those pesky volunteers: One day you’re in a meeting and they’re all fired up to complete a task, yet a month later you’ll find out they’ve stalled out or haven’t started at all. What’s the root of this baffling transformation?
Well, don’t be too eager to blame your volunteers: It might be your delegation. There are several ways to encourage volunteers and ensure their commitments are being honored.
Try to assign simple, one-shot tasks to volunteers, as opposed to self-directed projects that require long term self-discipline. Avoid vague directives and stay in contact. Be ok with exchanging speed of completion for low cost of completion.
Learn more about managing your volunteers—click below:
Why Don’t Volunteers Follow Through? [Low Hanging Fruit Communications]