Management Lesson Of The Day:
Your greatest asset is your staff members. If you enable them to succeed, they will help bring your organization to the promised land.
As a manager you want a focused staff member not just a busy staff member.
Many managers believe that in order to have an efficient staff member they need to give them lots of work, even more than what they can feasibly accomplish. The manager figures: the staff member will not have any free time time to waste, and thus will be an efficient worker.
However, innovation at an organization comes from the staff members who work on the front lines every day! A busy staff member, will not only not have time to innovate but, will also become overwhelmed. A busy staff member who has too much on their plate won’t be focused and will thus start dropping balls and lose the time and clarity to innovate.