Task Behavior is an employee’s response to a task-based environment in which this employee operates. The term describes how employees perform their tasks and whether the environment appears to be responsive to their task performance. Task behavior characterizes an employee’s ability to be oriented on task performance and to accomplish task-based work.
Workers who follow task behavior are able to reach desired performance levels that are defined by their employer (or manager). Those individuals regard their work as a series of sequenced and prioritized tasks. They are required to be well organized and self-sufficient in order to be able to perform work of any complexity. Task behavior requires good skills in planning and communication.
There are five useful principles for inculcating right task-based behavior in employees:
- Supervise and control employee work.
- Create an orderly and predictable working environment.
- Assign relevant tasks to right employees.
- Keep every employee involved in the working environment.
- Use feedback to identify troubles early.