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To control it all leads to ... nothing?

by EdwinTechRep In reply to How does IT all work?

<p>If you think that success is only in the details <br />you are out of control! </p>
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<p>All too often managers focus their attention on details within details in an effort to "control" the outcome of a process. </p>
<p>However, by doing so they can't see the big picture anymore, which is what they are payed for in the first place. And also they frustrate the efforts and intentions of their subordinates who were assigned to take care of those details. </p>
<p>Unfortunately, often the corporate culture stimulates such micro-management .. "Great guy, nothing escapes his eye!" </p>
<p>But everybody only can process and overview so much information within a certain timeframe - what comes on top of that simply becomes noise and even endangers the whole process if it becomes structural (stress, burn-out). </p>
<p>What's even worse than an "overworked" manager, especially in change processes, is that those who are being changed may feel themselves lost in the process. As a result of that not only the negative consequences may -at least in their perception- become unnecessarily strong, but also the positive results -which according to the management should be the reason for them to accept and participate in the change- may turn out to be imaginary. </p>
<p>They'll ask "who's actually in control of this whole operation?" </p>

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To control it all leads to ... nothing?

by oneamazingwriter In reply to To control it all leads t ...

Management that cannot delegate is known as babysitting. If everything was DYI there would be no need for management or a team to work as subordinates. To manage is to be aware and to use well all of the resources at your disposal, and those resources include the intelligence and discernment of the employees under you. A good manager is one who is avaiable for consultation, and willing to lend a hand if needed, overseeing the operation not performing it him/herself. 

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And 6 seconds after 06:06 AM on 06/06/06 ...

by EdwinTechRep In reply to How does IT all work?

<p>As an "extension" to <a href="http://techrepublic.com.com/5253-6257-0-1.html?id=3053951">Jason Hiner's observation</a> about 01:02:03 04/05/06</p>
<p>.... any votes for 06:06:06 06/06/06 ?</p>
<p>At least we do not have to battle about the date: 6 June.</p>

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And 6 seconds after 06:06 AM on 06/06/06 ...

by oneamazingwriter In reply to And 6 seconds after 06:06 ...

That will work twice in one day 12 hours apart. I'm sure to remember it, too. It's my son's birthday.

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