Are You a Starter AND a Finisher?
One of the "things" that great managers tend to do more and more effectively is follow-through. Managers who have great follow-through usually use management structures to ensure it. Every manager intends to follow-through, but only those who have structured their time and work to ensure it are consistently successful.
If you want to be a great manager, become an ace at designing and using management structure (not to be confused with org. structure). Management structure includes:
- Communication vehicles
- How communication vehicles are designed
- Planning tools
- Management information
What if you spent MORE planning time creating the right management structures and then filling in the plans with your great ideas? It is rarely the good ideas that are lacking, it is the structure needed to facilitate follow-through.
Management structures are the tools you have to manifest intentions. And yet we spend so little time working on this. We spend little or no time training managers how to create and use management structure.
From: Lisa Haneberg, Management Craft