Adjusting the decision-making process in your business unit is a measurable way to simplify. In this video, learn how to empower direct reports to make smart decisions without you and instantly free up hours on your calendar.
- At Merck Pharmaceuticals a group of managers…decided to stop making decisions that their direct reports…were already authorized to make.…The goal was to empower people and encourage accountability,…and that's exactly what happened.…The employees made decisions…and they turned out to be good ones.…The employees reported feeling more invested…in the results of those decisions.…And managers found themselves with a few hours…of newly freed up time every month.…Rather than just telling people that they're empowered…give them opportunities to actually empower themselves.…
With your own team ask each person…to make two decisions over the next month.…Decisions that would normally involve…your input or permission.…By that, I mean minor but constant questions…like can I invite Leslie to tomorrow's meeting?…Or can I fix this typo in our home page?…30 days from now gather your team and ask them…what decisions did you make?…Were you comfortable making them?…Which types of decisions will you commit to making…on your own next month?…
Lisa begins with a quick diagnostic exercise to identify areas of complexity in your workday. Next, she explains how to get simplification started, like auditing how your team spends time and pinpointing redundancies and time-wasting activities. Finally, Lisa provides actionable steps for simplifying everyday work like email, meetings, business processes, decision-making, and more.
- Identifying unnecessary complexity
- Auditing your workday
- Establishing productive habits
- Simplifying emails and meetings
- Streamlining decision-making