Supervision involves making the time and developing the practical structure to give support to staff. This is done using different approaches during formal and informal supervision and appraisal. A supervisory relationship is one in which a person with some knowledge and skill, takes responsibility and answerability for the wellbeing and work performance of the person being supervised the supervisee. It is ‘one-to-one’ (with exceptions), and is supportive rather than judgemental. People needing care and support often say that services are only as good as the person delivering them. Effective supervision benefits the worker, their managers, their organisation and the people being supported.
Pros of Supervision:
Reflect on practices, Distribute better outcomes through exploring and discussing new ideas, Improve problem solving skills.
Cons of Supervision:
Possibility of incompatibility with your supervisor, you don’t get the benefit of other views and opinions, Can become forceful.