Those Tricky Sticklers...

Do you have a perfectionist on your team?  Managing a perfectionist can be tough because they expect so much of themselves - you might think it’s easier to stay out of their way.  But don’t pass up the opportunity to help these sticklers - especially if you are trying to help them adapt to change.

1.  Set clear expectations.  Leave expectations up to them and they may be far too hard on themselves.  Let them know up front what the most important thing is and be very specific.

2.  Set frequent checkpoints.  Left to their own devices, perfectionists will wait until the task is complete, checked and double-checked.  Instead, have them share progress along the way so that you can collaborate and build their confidence in results.