Thursday, November 27, 2014

Empowering Your Workload to Work for You (Part II)

I hadn’t meant to spend time on this Micromanagement thing, but as you well can see from what little I’ve pointed out there is a lot to it. The main concern is how you deal with the stress of micromanaging your team.

As I mentioned in my last post: Project managers develop their own methodology some like to stay closely informed where as others just want an approximation of facts. What I failed to do is mention the other two types of madness, I mean management methodology. The Macro Manager and the Situational Manager and if I hadn’t mentioned it we have all three in our office. There is myself the detailed guy and a middle man then the one who is in charge being the situational manager type.

These three tiers work well for us, the man in the middle can take over for each other anytime one of us needs a break. This wasn’t planned it just happened, however if we do take a stress break we take the work to a point to whereas it will not burden the next guy filling the shoes.

Time Management

I mentioned lastly in the previous blog about time management. OH! So crucial and necessary, no matter how well you can remember things no matter how well you yourself are put together there will be the OOPS-Factor! There are no real apps on you tablet or phone to help you with this. “This comes from within, young Pad won”!

I can even tell you exactly how I do it, I just know even if you have to write it down, put it on a task list or calendar do it. The most important thing is to put it down somewhere on a schedule, and remind your Team it is subject to change. I do change very easy, my techs? Not so well, remember to remind them that it changed for a reason; IT is a service industry and as important issues come up there will be things that are time sensitive such as a server or security issue that won’t be as important to fixing that end-user workstation.

The next thing is to stay calm in every situation, it’s like flowing water, just as it looks the same it’s not, it changes every micro second. It’s hard to stay calm when you are drowning right? It is also hard to swim if you panic.

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