Ok, so first question as a soon to be new manager....
How do I deliever feedback on the following without feeling awkward?
There is a guy on my team who disappears every hour or so for a ten minute cigarette break, he is a top performer so that is not a question, what is a problem is the effect on the team. Problem is I have mentioned this a couple of times to our line manager but nothing has been done about it. Can i run the following past you to get it critqued?
Stage 1 - Hi, do you mind if i give you some feedback?
Stage 2 - [obviously response dependant] When you choose to take extra breaks,
Stage 3 - The team feels as though you are letting them down, it takes us longer to reach our sales targets, it disrupts the work flow, we feel as though you are getting special treatment just because you smoke... etc
Stage 4 - What are you going to do about it?
Wow harder than i thought! the problem is i don't want to personalise it but as i am a memeber of the team it feels as though i am, I get the theory behind the model but am a novice at applying it.
All suggestions greatly welcome!