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Tenets of Management Design: The manager can do a lot to improve “flow”

Managers have a big role in helping employees get to flow state. The first way is to not be an interrupting manager.
by Manager by Design on Apr 15, 2013

Tenets of management design: If you can’t break down a job into its tasks and workflows, find someone who can

It’s difficult to break down jobs into discrete tasks and workflows. So find someone who can, and this will improve the task and workflows of managing people doing those jobs. read moreShare and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Delic...
by Manager by Design on Jan 16, 2012

Tenets of management design: Doing managerial tasks is what adds up to being a manager

Do the tasks of being a manager, and then you can be considered a manager. Not the other way around. read moreShare and Enjoy • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • Digg • Google Buzz • StumbleUpon • Add to favorite...
by Manager by Design on Jan 9, 2012

Tenet of management design: If you don’t have a system, it’s probably being done over email

Think about all the things you try to get done via email. Now think of these as opportunities for process improvement. read more...
by Manager by Design on Aug 22, 2011

Tenets of Management Design: Managers are created not found

Finding top managers is tough, so here are some elements of a system that create managers more systematically. read more...
by Manager by Design on Jul 25, 2011

Tenets of Management Design: A role in management is not an extension of performance as an individual contributor

Let’s review some common implied assumptions made when taking someone from individual contributor to manager. read more...
by Manager by Design on May 23, 2011

Tenets of Management Design: Drive towards understanding reality and away from relying on perceptions

Current management design tends to encourage developing a perception of an employee’s performance, rather than encouraging a view into the reality of an employee’s performance. read more...
by Manager by Design on Apr 18, 2011


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