Boss's Tip of the Day: Long Term and Short Term

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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 .

Long Term and Short Term

Every decision you make has an impact in the short term and the long term. There will always be trade-offs, but they should be conscious trade-offs.

The short term is almost always about productivity. But if all you do is optimize productivity, you're thinking about less than half the job.

The long term is about progress and development. How will your decision help the team and team members grow and develop?

The long term is also about destruction. What will you quit doing?

And the long term is about precedent. How will the decision you make today affect the decisions you will make in the future?

If you have a copy of the Working Supervisor's Support Kit , you'll find more on this in the chapters titled "Some Basic Principles."

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.



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