If you’re buried in paperwork, alert your employees not to copy you in on everything. Tell them you will ask for information if you need it. Also have employees send “summary updates” about a range of projects on one sheet of paper—or one short e-mail. This will reduce your clutter while enabling you to follow up.
The entire manager/employee relationship is based on one thing: communication. Yet most managers don’t talk to their staff enough … don’t know what to talk about … or don’t know how to have the necessary conversations to motivate and improve performance....Click here to find out more.