We’ve all had really terrible bosses. If you close your eyes, you can probably picture the worst boss you’ve ever had. You know the type. They control every decision their employees make. They micromanage everyone in their office to death. And because they focus so much on the work of others, their own work seems to slip through the cracks. Fantastic management is usually the product of very intentional self-control.
Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, sums up this management principle quite nicely in his famous quote, which was recently highlighted in an Inc. article by Ekaterina Walter,
“Early on I realized that I had to hire people smarter and more qualified than I was in a number of different fields, and I had to let go of a lot of decision making. I can’t tell you how hard that is. But if you’ve imprinted your values on the people around you, you can dare to trust them to make the right moves.”
However, it takes a lot of practice to become comfortable not making all the decisions yourself. It’s hard to let your preferences go and trust other people to make adequate choices, even if your employees take a different approach than you would have.
You can practice restraining your picky nature as you make choices about office furniture. No need in getting bogged down picking out every individual element for the offices of your employees. Instead, you can order prepackaged office suites at Worthington Direct. You will save valuable time and money, plus you will be exercising an important management talent. And that is letting go of the details and focusing on the big picture, instead.
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