Why Managers are busy
It’s because managers don’t do one job, they do three. Job A deals with the Present and involves getting through all of your daily tasks and activities. Job B deals with the Past. It includes preparing monthly reports, closing off on completed work done by others, reviewing performance, and so on. Job C deals with the Future, the change improvements that you or someone higher up wants executed.
But why do some managers fail? Is it because they can’t stickhandle all 3 jobs? Possibly. But there’s another reason explained in the FranklinCovey video below.
There are 4 disciplines to combat the whirlwind:
- Organizations must determine what are their most important goals, the fewer the better.
- Goal achievement must be translated into action. Activities are measured with lead, not lag, measures.
- Performers create their own weekly scoreboard to communicate how they are doing.
- People are held accountable for the commitments they make.
Where do you spend most of time at work
– dealing with the past, present, or the future?
How does the whirlwind personally affect you?