• Make certain people have sufficient short breaks. Machines need refueling and routine maintenance; people need breaks to refresh and replenish. The research is clear that after 3-4 hours at a repetitive task, productivity has declined such that a adding a break will results in more total work than continuing with the task.
• Encouragement and feedback are just as important in busy times. The format likely will be quick and informal.
A concluding note
The good news is that the above responsibilities should not require all of your time. They so need to be your first priority.
Reprinted from LearningEdge Monthly, produced by Dr. Bob Milligan, Senior Consultant, Dairy Strategies, LLC and Professor Emeritus, Cornell University. Contact him via phone: 651-647-0495 or email: email@example.com