Monday, March 20, 2006

Hey Steve - Control Was A Spy Agency

Anyone who has had a control freak for a boss (better known as micromanagers), knows that life with these guys is about as exciting as getting dental work done.

You know the type ... always scrutinizing every detail of your work, telling you it's done THIS way and ONLY this way, won't let you make any decisions on your own, makes so many changes to your report, that he may as well have written it himself.

Didn't they drive you absolutely insane? Of course. And I am sure that is exactly what Stephen Harper is doing to his staff ... driving them insane.

As somone who has been managing people for almost 20 years, I can tell you that micromanaging is the best way to get the least amount from your employees. Why? Because most will be prone not to do anything unless told to - considering the boss is making all the decisions anyway.

It's demoralizing to employees at any level, and in private enterprise, these same managers have revolving doors when it comes to employee retention.

From my perspective, Mr. Harper would serve himself well to foster the talents his group possesses, in a more positive way, in order to get the best from them.

It isn't that you don't look over your employees work, especially on extremely important and sensitive matters, but you let them do the job that was given to them, instead of spending half your day reading letters they want to send to editors.

As Prime Minister, you have more important things to do then micromanage your staff - hand picked by you no less. So lighten up a bit Steve ... will ya.

7 Comments:

At Mon Mar 20, 04:47:00 PM MST, Blogger Justthinkin said...

Micro-managers...grrrrrrrr...stab. The quickest way to kill any business or an employee...get a micro-manager....Pthaw.
(Can you tell I hate them? LOL)

 
At Mon Mar 20, 06:13:00 PM MST, Blogger ABFreedom said...

Boy do I ever agree with you on this one. If you don't let employees take responsibility for there positions ... they won't ... and you get low to zero output.

 
At Mon Mar 20, 06:45:00 PM MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Yup... couldn't have said it better myself AB!

 
At Mon Mar 20, 07:33:00 PM MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Micromanagement is not a good thing. I know. Used to be everything was done my boss's way, period. Had to talk him into letting me fix a new machine so as to make it work properly and become productive. He had had a defeatist attitude towards it, but I knew better. After I got finished making it work, he made the sign of the cross as a blessing to me!

To this day I'm the only one who understands how to really use that complex machine.

This is the problem in Atlantic Canada. The people here don't want to see how things can be made to work better... they think nothing more can be done. To many over here, it's all about ACOA and seasonal EI checks... even if they've never personally gotten any piece of the sort... sigh...

People need to expand their minds. Then and only then can great things begin to happen...

Right?

 
At Tue Mar 21, 10:29:00 AM MST, Blogger Brian C said...

It certainly doesn't speak to having any confidence in his MPs. I suppose he expects a harsh media but besides Peter McKay, his cabinet has seemed on message. It was his own press secretary Sandra Buckler who decided to make a contraversy out of Shapiro by indicating that he was "loath to cooperate" with him.

 
At Tue Mar 21, 01:34:00 PM MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Canadians have already made their own judgements of the two cab appts. They don't need some guy like BS to tell them what to think.

I knew Shapiro would quickly rule that no rules were broken. Why? 'Cause there aren't any rules to break. We know that, so I don't understand why BS bothered now whereas he cared not a shrew's turd about the other BS and the narcissistic pompadour "happy" dude when they turned their million-dollar coats inside out...

BS was just trying to create negative MSM coverage. Congrats, BS... mission accomplished. Now, prepare for unemployment... buh-bye!

No sweat... looks like we'll soon have the anti-floor crossing legislation! Hope it's not just standard Dipper nonsense, but real, serious frowning-upon of the behavior...

Looks like the democracy thing is working... once there's rules and laws in place, I'd be astonished if the Tories later deliberately scoffed at them as do Libranos...

The important thing is to have actual laws against certain behaviors, else any party will, being imperfect and human, do naughty things...

Everyone needs to fear the prospect of a good spanking should they be naughty...

BTW, I think spanking criminals would help reduce crime. If it's ok to whack childrens' bummies in this society, then why the hell isn't it ok to hit adult bad guys on the ass, too???? I just don't see the logic!

Excuse me if I sound a little nutty... I just came home from work and am a little hungry...

 
At Fri Jan 12, 07:20:00 AM MST, Blogger JennaJ said...

Spanking criminals? Interesting that you would take that stance. Do you believe it would really hold a bit of accountability to 'unruly' adults? To know physical punishment could be delt out as well as standard punishments of criminals?

I think it could work under the right stipulations and moderations, but it is a very dangerous line walked between correcting bad behavior and giving the government too much power don't you think?

 

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