Delegation shouldn't be looked at only as a means for get things done. It has great potential as a teaching tool at all levels of an organization. It recognizes employees as being capable of responsibility, and creates team players.
In many companies today, performance appraisals are all about what is going wrong. That should be turned around, so that there is more of a conversation of what is going right, and if it isn't, how that can be fixed.
Entrepreneurs often struggle when their companies face big issues. Whether to continue in business is certainly one of the biggest and most difficult choices. But if you approach these questions with logical analysis, you will make the best decisions.
Especially for individuals who have started a business and end up hiring employees and becoming managers, here are five simple myths of managing that will help you turn around the way that you supervise your employees.
I've been busy managing my new global team, now that all those WFH slackers have been let go. Who says you can't manage 72 people across six different time zones? Not you! The best part: I never have to worry about getting enough face time at the office. Am I right?
Too much contracting may mean that the organization loses the capacity to manage contractors. When that happens, no one inside the government knows what the contractor does. If you don't know how to build a web site, how do you manage a contract that pays a company to build a site?
Without robust social skills a leader won't be leading for long. You may feel that you have a vision worth rallying behind, but without the ability to reach people on a fundamentally social level, a brilliant business strategy will falter.
I believe many employers can do more to prevent harassment. Most companies cover harassment in their company policies and disciplinary codes. In many countries and states this is required by the labor law. Fewer companies present proactive training on this topic.
Nonprofit organizations are a lot more like businesses than one might think. There really is a bottom line, for example. It is achieving the results the organization is funded for and achieving the financial results that are set by the board annually.
I don't know about you, but I happen to like this place... Earth. Sadly, time and time again we're introduced to those who hold opposing views, or worse, are apathetic in regards to the subject of the ecological safety of this planet.
These are rules for a better game, and they're likely to produce better behavior. I believe many organizations would be far better off if they simply (that's not to say easily) took a hard look at the game they're playing now, and changed the rules to ones like these.