Task Control refers to a set of guidelines and instructions that a manager uses to monitor and supervise performance of employee tasks. It is a task management practice that aims to ensure close adherence to desired levels of performance through establishing a supervisory mechanism for reaching optimization between task plans and employee workload.
The process of task control is typical for most organizations that hire workforce. Its purpose is to provide assurance that every worker is assigned to right tasks considering the worker’s abilities and skills. It means the best task performance is reached when the worker has all necessary competencies and tools to do assigned jobs. It’s the matter of the manager to control what tasks are assigned to what workers.
The task control process includes the following steps:
- Compare actual performance with planned performance
- Measure the difference between the two parameters
- Identify causes that contribute to the difference
- Take a corrective action to eliminate or at least minimize the difference.