Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A Couple of Management Tips

Two useful 5 minute reads from Harvard's Business blogs:

  • How to Manage People in 15 minutes a Day - Quick things you can do that will make you a better manager though tweaking required depending on your cultural and organizational context (ie might not be as easy to apply some of these ideas in China as they are, nor are they as relevant in a factory line environment). As an introvert (INTJ by the way), I think some of these things, while they might come naturally to others, are useful reminders.
  • Why doing things Half Right gives you Better Results - A bit of link baiting I think and not the real point - which is that when you make forms/processes too rigid (and the author defines this as being "perfect") things tend not to work as well. A good follow up question in selling an idea or product is to always ask the question "why won't this work for you?"

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