In the book “What to do When You Become the Boss” I learned a lot of interesting details and insights about management.
I wanted to share with you the result I have gotten from adding some of those insights to my repertoire of tools for managing my office here in Norway.
The biggest difference for me has been adding weekly performance reviews.
Every Friday I sit down with my colleagues and have them review their performance and skills in the top 3 areas of our job.
From that we decide what action they can take, what they are going to work on, to improve on the weaknesses we uncover.
I do not judge any of their answers; instead I ask questions helping them to judge themselves, asking how things work in reality, what results they have seen and so on.
Once we have concluded an action they get to ask for help and give me feedback on what they would like me to do differently.
This has really opened the lines between us and helped increase communication and helped me improve.
Here is a picture (click it to enlarge) of the performance review that I use (I know it looks awful but it gets the job done).
You can modify it (and redesign it) to suit your industry.
You will probably be a manager
Most of us that are aiming for the top will become managers, if you aren’t already.
We do not want to stop there though, continuous improvement is very important and adding tools like the one above will help you find ways to keep improving your results.
If you want more advice on how to improve as a manager take a look at my review of “What to do When You Become the Boss”.
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