The best bosses have an open-door policy—right? But, what exactly does that mean in practice? Does being a good manager mean that your team can come in, sit down, and “pick your brain” whenever they want?
That doesn’t sound very efficient—and that’s because it’s not. Availability requires lots of time and energy, two of your most valuable and finite resources. It’s critical to acknowledge whether the cost/benefit of giving so much to your employees is worth it. It’s possible your over-involvement isn’t just frustrating them, but it’s also keeping you from having time to think creatively and to handle tasks outside of overseeing others.
Want to know more? Read it now at my first post on The Muse.