Great Teams are made consciously!!
I save a lot of these tidbits onto Google Keep — the parts I would like to keep reminding myself of.
I’ve lost the source of this. This is an old one, but it’s something that I would like to share.
I also share them on Google+ and Facebook in various forms. So if you follow me on either of these platforms, you may have already read this.
Larry Page eventually wrote down his rules for management:
- Don’t delegate: Do everything you can yourself to make things go faster.
- Don’t get in the way if you’re not adding value. Let the people actually doing the work talk to each other while you go do something else.
- Don’t be a bureaucrat.
- Ideas are more important than age. Just because someone is junior doesn’t mean they don’t deserve respect and cooperation.
- The worst thing you can do is stop someone from doing something by saying, "No. Period." If you say no, you have to help them find a better way to get it done.
Even though the above words are not mine, there is so much to learn from it.
- Minimal management is enough. Every activity is not managed. Team members should have the freedom to finish tasks assigned to them.
- Maximum collaboration is ensured. Trust in team member’s ability. It inspires them to do their task while allowing other’s to do their bit.
- And also, Optimal growth for the entire team. This follows from the above two.
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