The only thing that improves managerial level business processes is to have a plan for them. The only way that you can build a plan that works is by getting the right people to work with you.
It’s easy to get people to work with you when you have a good plan. When you don’t, you have a lot of problems, especially if you don’t have a good plan. Like when you try to build a plan around the wrong people.
A plan that is not developed properly is just a plan that is just a plan. When you dont have a plan, it doesnt matter how good the plan is, it doesnt matter what you are doing, it doesnt matter how great the plan is, it doesnt matter how many people you have on your team. Its just a plan.
The problem is when you dont have a plan, you can be easily manipulated. If there is a good plan in place, there is no way that you can be manipulated. Think about it, if you have a plan, you have a way to take advantage of others. If you dont have a plan, any manipulation you do is done by someone else.
The concept of a “plan” is actually quite simple. But its also a very vague term that can easily become corrupted or confused with something more specific. When we are on autopilot thinking about a plan, we are usually not very intentional about the execution of the plan. A plan is a way to take advantage of others to get ahead. In the case of a business plan, its the way to take advantage of the competition. Its not really a plan that we are aware of.
Managers in general, and managers in office spaces, tend to use management tools that help them do their jobs. So it’s not just the general manager who knows how to use these tools because they have been in their position before. Its usually the manager who needs to use them and its usually the manager who should use them.
There are management tools that we should all use. That is, those that we don’t feel we should use because they are not effective, but because they are too hard to use. These are tools that are too dangerous to use. I personally use an excel spreadsheet as a management tool because there are times when its too dangerous to use a spreadsheet. So I use a spreadsheet to store all of my lists and their associated data. It is also a great management tool for planning.
A good manager will use the tools they are given because they need to use them and because they need to make sure they are using them effectively. A good manager wants to use tools that help them communicate better with their team members. The very best managers know how to use them. How do you tell a good manager from a bad one? The answer is that good managers understand that they can only be good at a certain thing if they know how to do it.
What’s so bad about using tools that help managers communicate? Well, if you are a bad manager you will not use the tools you are given. You will use whatever the tools that are available to you and you will use this to your advantage. The worst managers will go to great lengths to avoid using them. One of this managers greatest enemies is their team leader. The reason they go to great lengths is because they know that they will be blamed for any problems that arise.
That’s the problem with most managers. They also believe that they are the biggest problem and that everyone else is little more than a nuisance. Not only that, but when they fail to succeed in their own business, they are then blamed for it. I know this because my father has been in management since the 1970s and I was always told the same thing: “Management is a process, not a result”.