Some time back I was talking with a fellow project manager about a difficult issue he was having with his new boss. The thumbnail summary of the discussion was that the project manager was feeling overly scrutinized and micro-managed. Now I knew the project manager to be a capable professional who could confidently handle the work assigned to him. Yet his boss insisted on managing every detailed aspect of his work. More so, his boss was very critical of the work being done even though it was performed to professionally acceptable standard. The situation became unbearable for the project manager; he ultimately left the organization.
I'm starting a new video series targeted to families (particularly Dads) with Autistic kids. Each video is about one minute long and gives you some practical takeaways to help you cope and give you hope with Autism. This is the first in the series and is entitled They May Have Very Obsessive Interests.
Too often technologies are developed and thrown "over the wall" for stakeholders to work out procedures.
Ensure there is a clear understanding of how people will do their jobs using technologies and manual procedures.
See all 100 lessons at 6WordLessons.com.
Some time back I did an interview on the importance of dinnertime. It reminded me of the importance of eating dinner as a family in the work/life balance equation so I thought I would post it here as well:
In your view, why aren't families sitting down to the dinner table like they did in the 1950s?
Simple; families have allowed themselves to get so busy that they have come to accept that sitting down together for dinner isn't a necessity. It all starts with the parents; if they don't sit down together or enforce that the family will be eating together, the family won't do it. Make sitting down together the rule and not doing so the exception.
A one-minute lesson on ensuring humor doesn't destroy your credibility. See more at Why Don't They Follow Me?
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