Boss's Tip of the Day: With autonomy comes responsibility
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If you're a boss, you know that every day is a challenge to do better. This tip is based on the same research I used to develop my programs and the Working Supervisor's Support Kit .
With autonomy comes responsibility
People want autonomy at work. When you give them autonomy, you're making a bargain with them. You will leave them alone. They will make decisions about when and how to do the work and do it promptly and well.
Autonomy demands responsibility. If a team member won't pitch in or doesn't perform, then you need to follow up more closely. And, if the team member does pitch in and does perform, you need to leave him or her alone.
If you have a copy of the Working Supervisor's Support Kit , you'll find more on this in the chapter titled "Whose control is it, anyway?"
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Wally's Working Supervisor's Support Kit is a collection of information and tools to help working supervisors do a better job. It's based on what Wally's learned in over twenty years of supervisory skills training. Click here to check it out.