how to you get someone to follow directions?
i've tried giving them leeway to do things on their own schedule with a due date. doesn't happen.
i've tried giving them specific instructions as to how and when a project needs to be completed. doesn't happen.
i've listened to their concerns and validated them and said in the meantime let's do X and then we can do Y. doesn't happen.
i've written it out in e-mails for them to have to reference and this works a bit better but things still don't happen.
arrgh! i don't want to, nor should i have to do everything myself. i'm trying to make it so other people can do things their own way but there is a product that needs to be produced by a certain time.
any suggestions of other ways i can handle this? this person is new to the profession so i don't want to start down the "verbal reprimand" route, yet.