Supervisory Skills Questionarie



Supervisroy Skills

The Supervisory Skills Questionnaire is a comprehensive and practical assessment tool that helps supervisors to focus on the 5 most critical skills for effective supervision: Guiding the Work, Organizing the Work, Developing Your Staff, Managing Performance, and Managing Relations.


Supervisory Skills Questionnaire is a management development assessment for supervisory skills training. Measures supervisory skills and improves management skills for supervisors, managers, and leaders.

The best employees don’t always make the best supervisors. At least, not without the proper training. New supervisors can be overwhelmed by the often-conflicting demands of customers, management, and their coworkers-turned-employees.

The Supervisory Skills Questionnaire is a comprehensive and practical assessment tool that helps supervisors understand how they rate against 5 skills critical for effective supervision: Guiding the Work, Organizing the Work, Developing Your Staff, Managing Performance, and Managing Relations.

Learning Outcomes : Identify skill strengths and weaknesses. Improve proficiency in 5 key skill areas. Learn which actions every supervisor should avoid. Understand the keys to effective planning, prioritizing, and delegating. Build productive relationships with other work groups.


Theory and Development

The research on effective supervision identifies numerous skills that a supervisor should possess. The Supervisory Skills Questionnaire organizes these skills into 5 categories:

1. Guiding the Work
Taking the direction of the organization and translating it into actionable plans for the work group. 2. Organizing the Work
Assigning people, equipment, and tasks to meet work goals. 3. Developing Your Staff
Actively working to increase the skill level of each employee being supervised. 4. Managing Performance
Removing the obstacles to better performance so employees can meet their own and the organization’s objectives. 5. Managing Relations
Developing and maintaining good relationships with other groups so that the supervisor’s employees and the organization meet their goals. The ability to balance the goals of the organization with the needs of the work group is the common thread that runs through all of the skill dimensions.
Uses for the Assessment
Perfect for both individual and group supervisory training, the Supervisory Skills Questionnaire can be particularly helpful in surfacing issues within existing situations. Some appropriate uses include:
Prepare new supervisors for their changing roles and responsibilities. Gauge an individual’s degree of readiness for a supervisory position. Centerpiece of a comprehensive supervisory training program. Refresher course for more experienced supervisors. Mentoring tool for experienced supervisors to discuss situations with new supervisors. Discussion starter in any supervisory training. Post-training assessment tool.


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