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This doesn’t mean your staff is making decisions for you; what I’m suggesting is that by involving your people in the process that leads up to your decision, you’ll have them working with you rather than accepting new systems imposed on them. The Evils of Perfectionism Some managers expect perfection from their employees. They know they won’t get it but they feel they’ll get closer to it by demanding it. By insisting on perfection, you may in fact defeat your own purposes. Some employees will become so self-conscious about making a mistake that they slow their performance down to a crawl to make absolutely certain they don’t screw up.
Because the previous manager was not candid, the first-time manager was tricked into doing the dirty work. He eventually had to terminate the employee. Of course, there is a great temptation to pay back such a manager in kind, but the solution is to make sure no one ever does that to you in the first place. Retaliation in an intracompany operation is not beneficial to anyone. Rehabilitation There’d be nothing wrong, however, in attempting to rehabilitate a nonproductive employee if it were done with the full knowledge of everyone involved.
On occasion, a decision or policy will be made that is directly contrary to the opinions you’ve expressed; you’ll be expected to support that decision or policy, and you may even have to implement it. Ask your boss why the decision was made, if you don’t already know. Find out what important considerations went into formulating the policy. Determine what you can about the processes that led to the decision. The old philosophy of following the leader blindly no longer holds in today’s management circles.