Do Your Staff Need Constant Direction? - Tips on Balancing Freedom and Control
By Caroline Cooper President, Naturally Loyal | August 07, 2011
Just how do you maintain that balance between freedom and control, and still get the job done to the standard you expect?
On the one hand you can't afford to supervise your team the whole time, but on the other you are concerned that if you don't, they'll be things that get missed.
Have you ever noticed when you are away for a day or two, or even a few hours, your team seem to be able to solve their own problems? Having to deal with every question or every problem your staff face can be draining for you and does little to develop your team.
Conversely abdicating responsibility and leaving your team totally to their own devices can be equally daunting and inherent with risks. When you own the business or have high stakes in it, it can sometimes be difficult to let others get on with things.
So just how do you strike the balance?
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