Adding Too Much Value

To continue with my insights on the book by Marshall
Goldsmith, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” this
week I will be discussing the habit of: Adding Too Much
Value.

Did you ever meet one of those managers who is compelled
to add his/her 2 cents to everything.  I mean nothing is
good enough as it is presented, without a final tweak by
this manager.

HR CONTRARIAN POINTER: If you want to truly discourage
your subordinates or coworkers, be sure to constantly
tinker with their work product and ideas because you “know
a better way.”  This will certainly guarantee that your
peers will stop coming to you for your input and your
subordinates will only approach you under threat of
reprisals if they don’t show you something before it goes
out.

Yes, there are times when improvements are necessary in a
work product.  But if you are really going to empower your
employees, give them specific guidelines that are required
to be part of the end product and then monitor the product
for that criteria.  And once in a while let your peers and
subordinates hear, “I like it, go with as is.”  You will
be surprised at their reactions.

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