Tactical day-to-day problems can eat up time that should be spent on strategically growing your team. Having a stable, scalable process to manage people would make it more possible to pay attention to managing your staff.
By Lou Russell, Michelle Baker & Brittney Helt
As a manager, you know that a business is about making, buying, selling, or providing something to customers in exchange for money. Even public companies and not-for-profits must provide something in exchange for money in order to support the work done for their constituents. Like all managers, you frequently read reports that help you mitigate costs or bring in revenue. The success of the business you’re part of is based on people like you managing the functional operations that will drive profit. The biggest cost in your organization is your employees. They’re also the biggest asset in your organization—when they’re chosen well, intentionally developed, and provided with career options. The business begins to fail if the wrong employees are chosen or the right employees are chosen but not developed. One of the most difficult and critical parts of your day-to-day job is to manage your team. The success of the business depends on how well you do this. Managing your team well requires you as the manager to monitor and tune key aspects of their time in the business including:
- Career Planning
- Succession Planning
- Leaving the Business
Managing people is a full-time job all on its own, but your job likely has many other functional areas like inventory, quality assessment, engineering, manufacturing, project management, and a myriad of other processes that drive effective business growth. It’s hard to spend enough time managing people when daily emergencies need you. Tactical day-to-day problems can eat up time that should be spent on strategically growing your team. Having a stable, scalable process to manage people would make it more possible to pay attention to managing your staff. We intend to give you that process in this book.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (April 28, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.37 x 9 inches