My head is swimming with my viewpoints on management today. I thought I’d pen some down for others to comment on. Here are five of them:
- I believe it’s 80% positive mental attitude and only 20% what you know that really decides and defines the person. “Leave it with me and I’ll get it done” is what every employer wants to hear.
- The cost of the employee is not their salary. The true cost is the “per task cost” in terms of time, teaching & learning curve, and rework. Cheaper is not always better. As an employee, internalize the Doctrine of Completed Staff Work. (Something I’m not very good at any longer I must admit.)
- There are only two states to a deliverable: Done and Not Done.
- If your task isn’t done I’m going to ask “When can I have it?” “Percent Complete” is meaningless. “Time to complete” is not. 80% complete for four weeks means nothing to me. Four days to complete does.
- There is a difference between Done and Done Done. (i.e. I’ve completed this deliverable vs the deliverable is ready to ship to clients)