Hello, I apologize if this is not the appropriate forum for this thread. I looked and decided this was the best place to put this. First and foremost, I should clarify that perhaps my team is not necessarily lazy but just too inexperience to see the benefits of something I want them to do. Allow me to explain: I am the after-school program coordinator for an elementary school. My team consists of myself and tutors. These tutors are college students who work part time in the program. They are responsible for implementing lessons as well as tutoring students with their homework. The problem I have is that I believe it is time for us to take our activities to a higher level. I want them to start lesson planning and I have provided a brief lesson plan template that I would like them to fill out and email to me every week so that I can review the lessons and reward them for great lessons. They received the idea very poorly. It is clear to me that they had a negative reaction from the start even before they tried to do the lesson plans. I have arranged for them to be compensated a half hour daily more on top of their regular scheduled hours for this work. I asked them to fill out a quick questionaire to see what their issues were and this is a list of what they said: * Its inefficient * it does not help them write better lesson plans * they only want it to include step by step instructions * Having to plan a week before instead of a day before * too time consuming * too complicated * learning goals/outcomes to look for are unnecessary * just more busy work that does not add to substancial implementation of the lesson That is the gist of their complaints. I really want them to see how powerful this can be. And, I don't want to just force them to do it because my leadership style is all about positive relationships. I think communicating, "I am the boss, so you just do as I say" will have an ultimate negative impact on the program. Anyone care to help me explain why lesson planning is important to these guys? They have been used to just googling lesson plans and carrying them out without really thinking about the goals of the lesson or the outcomes they should be looking for. Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance for any and all input.