Articles : Managing Performance Starts with the Manager
June 15, 2009
Stress is at an all-time high for managers in this economy, and one thing we know from brain research is that stress creates “noise,” making it even harder to think and focus. Managers are expected to take on more and do it faster in the midst of new challenges and increased distractions. Ironically, to go faster, they’ll need to start by slowing down.
Ann Herrmann-Nehdi discusses how managers can see fewer misunderstandings, improved communication and greater performance -- as well an increase in new and innovative ideas -- if they plan their approaches with employees and stretch their own perspectives and thinking styles.
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