Tighten Your Grip, and Star Systems Will Slip Through Your Fingers

Princess Leia had a point when she told Tarkin to back off with the Death Star. This week, I shared a report that moves managers to adopt a remote mindset. While frequent checkins are good, you shouldn’t overdo it.

To find the frequency, just ask your people what works best based on their personal style. Micromanaging won’t do you any favors, and too much distance will rob you of the moments critical to success. HBR’s Jesse Sostrin says asking not only informs a baseline, “but also gives them autonomy in how the delegated work will move forward.”

Be mindful and listen. “Have an eye for detail, but don’t nitpick or act like you know everything—your coworkers won’t like feeling stifled.” Still having trouble? Read up on F2F vs. asynchronous communication, and check your grip. [ source ]

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