Spring 2010 Managing Smart

Apr 2, 2010
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Tidy Your Lawn Before Moving to Greener Pastures
When leaving your company for a new opportunity, devote time and energy to finishing tasks and documenting workflow to ensure a smooth transition for your successor. You may need help from your former colleagues in the future, so leave them with a favorable final impression.

Back to Basics
Being a manager takes courage, drive and a little insanity. Many new managers know exactly what to do; they are just overwhelmed with the volume of what they need to do. Five small steps will help you get back to the basics and become a great manager.

Give Employees a Sense of Purpose
Employees are seeking fulfillment in addition to a paycheck from work. When employees see purpose in their jobs, engagement increases. Communicate the organization’s purpose beyond financial gain and show how employees’ contributions make a difference.

Crossing the ‘T’
Lone stars need not apply for work of the future. Next generation management stars will be T-shaped—boosting performance in their units and working collaboratively with others. Managers will be measured both on their results and those gained from cross-functional work.

New books, software and web sites to help managers do their jobs better.

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