Taking Initiative

  • Try to see how the helper will find the right balance when it comes to taking her initiative based on the expectations and the training. For example, she may be good at cooking juicy steaks, but your family prefers to eat vegetarian dishes. The helper will most likely need time to make a dish that suits the family’s taste buds. You can give her access to cookbooks or provide the recipes.
  • Avoid micromanaging your domestic helper. Admittedly, this is normal during her work with you, but give her enough space. She might feel uncomfortable whenever you always try to notice every single thing she does.
  • Communicate with your helper regarding your instructions. Understandably, you want her to work independently, but you still need to tell her some reminders. Be specific if you have family preferences that she needs to follow and don’t expect her to know all of it immediately.
  • Be clear with what you want, and then you can give her less specific tasks where she can decide by herself.
  • You can give her a schedule of daily and weekly tasks where priorities are marked. Suppose you have preferences like washing your bedding weekly. In that case, towels should be cleaned every four days and communicate it with her.
  • Instruct her that she can create her schedule and make necessary adjustments if needed. Making her own plan might work better for her and will help her be more efficient with all her tasks.
  • Accept that she’s not perfect at everything. Nobody is. If she has been performing very well, but it deteriorated, talk to her.
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