The rung of a ladder was never
meantto rest upon, but only to hold a person's footlong enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
The staff of an organization should be regarded as an asset to protect and develop, rather than a liability to decrease as much as possible. If you are in a
Realize that you are not knowledgeable about everything, and that there is always an opportunity to learn from others —
Assess each individual's
Avoid failure by assessing the person's ability to exercise the new power. Make sure that he is properly trained beforehand.
Make sure that people know the limits of their authority. When they show confidence and ability within those limits, consider increasing their power.
Give people a chance to find their own ways to attain objectives.
Don't fix other people's mistakes without first giving them a chance to do it
Monitor your management systems (decision-making, information flow, selection authority, accountability) frequently to make sure they
Increase the skills and confidence of your work
Follow this golden rule: treat other people as you would like to be treated. Develop personal relationships with your staff that are based on respect and trust.
If people are reluctant to assume new responsibilities, be patient. Try to make it clear to them that they, as well as you and the organization, will benefit from their increased effort and skills.
Be consistently supportive of your colleagues. As you win their trust, your people will be more willing to take on new challenges.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: One is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
Meet with your boss. Ask him or her:
What will be different as a result of this new management philosophy. Press for specifics. If these are not forthcoming, provide some examples. "May I now
To identify specific barriers that prevent more decisions being made at your level. If training is an issue, ask when the training might take place.
What the consequences are for mistakes.
If you are a team-based organization, there will be an expectation that you and your team will become increasingly
existing boundaries and parameters;
increased responsibilities for such things as who will run team meetings, who will decide on allocating work, who will schedule holidays, who will deal with conflict, who will be responsible for hiring decisions, and how these decisions will be made.
If you are in a unionized organization and are part of the bargaining unit, you may be discouraged from doing things that are deemed to be
Some increased responsibilities may change the nature of your job. Your job classification could be impacted too, enabling you to earn more. If this is the case,