When I get pulled into the details of tasks, it’s easy to start focusing on number of hours, number of meetings, and number of messages.
Stuff that takes a $3/hour 30 hours to complete can be done faster, better, and cheaper by a $50/hour person in 20 minutes.
And someone who bills $6,000 a month will believe that time having elapsed is sufficient proof to get paid, month after month.
It’s our responsibility as leaders to make sure everyone is aligned to the business goal.
Focus on the business impact and let your loyal, competent team members figure out how to get there.
Instead of you trying to micro-manage them.
Build an army of intrapreneurs who are well-trained to help you achieve your goals.