The attractiveness of pre work process is that the burden of reading, comprehending and developing initial reaction to the material is shifted to each individual outside of the session; this, in turn frees precious meeting time for the group to do what it needs to do the most – process the information together. Additionally pre work is an effective way to rev up up energy for the training session too.
A team leader who engages in micromanagement treats highly experienced and skilled professionals as if they were novices, the team leader double or triple checks works, or places rigid and excessive restraints on decision-making authority of team members.
Its easy to get cynical and believe that successful people are political or sell out, suck up, stab people in the back, use their contacts and so on. The facts are dramatically different from this;
Leading is sophisticated and sometimes difficult task; leading from a distance appears to be even more so because of the extra complexity introduced by the remote context. This is both a good news/ bad news situation.
Increasingly tasks are being automated and newer applications are running complex tasks, one of the biggest hurdles, is to train the existing staff on the new application. Most of the companies these days are implementing Customer Relationship Management software, a new and better way to engage holistically with the customers.
Most of the times, a manager […]
Teams that suffer from lack of foresight are more likely to be jolted by unpleasant surprises. Without an efficient early warning system, such teams are frequently blinded by problems. In addition, they employ a reactive approach that allows problems to mushroom out of control before they are eventually addressed.
Known weaknesses won’t get you into as much trouble as your blind spot would, for you can loop around and compensate for your known weakness. In case of a blind spot, you are completely unprepared and at your wits to tackle the blizzard as and when it hits you in the face.
Overcoming your reluctance to deal with low performers is the key to your unit’s performance and probably your career as well. Managers who excel at being direct with their reports are said to be timely, consistent and focused on performance improvement.
Your comfort zone is a dangerous place to be, it is where everything is wonderful, everything is familiar, and things are working well. So why is it dangerous? Because it keeps you inside the box where the world you know is familiar and there are no risks, as everything is tried and tested.
As paradoxical as it may sound, success many a times poses a serious threat to team innovation. A team that experiences long period of success uninterrupted by difficult challenges is likely to find that its members are firmly nested within their collective comfort zone. Team members may grow complement and strive for marginal efforts towards […]