Monday, December 30, 2013

Good Managers Dont DO Anything

Good Managers Dont DO Anything

A manager exists is to do one thing manage. This involves coordinating, developing, communicating, and following up with their team to achieve the goals set by upper management. Aside from these tasks, they dont actually DO anything. In other words, they dont produce an output. Instead, they coordinate the output of others to achieve a goal.

Another focus of a manager is to not just work with the team, but develop it. Typically, a manager has more experience which can directly benefit each team member. This in turn makes each member stronger, and ideally, more satisfied with their work.

Last, a manager must constantly strive to improve not just each team member, but how the team works as a whole. This is done by introducing new process and policy to help solve departmental challenges and help their team be more productive. Yes, there are managers who delegate anything and everything they can to fit in one more game of Solitaire. If you work with one of these remember there are good managers out there.