Tag Archives: performance management

The First Line Manager: Consensus Decisions Versus Collaborative Decisions

What is the effect of a consensus or collaborative decision on a first line managers department? The difference in the processes has a tremendous impact on the decisions effectiveness. Consensus is a committee process. Collaboration is a team process. When … Continue reading

Posted in business, Jim's Philosophy | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The First Line Manager: Consensus Decisions Versus Collaborative Decisions

360 and Upward Assessment Surveys, My View From the Bottom of a Corporation

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal on December 8, 2011, by Joann Lublin entitled, “Transparency Pays Off in 360 degree reviews.” I have a particular view of these corporate surveys. From time to time in most big … Continue reading

Posted in business, Jim's Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on 360 and Upward Assessment Surveys, My View From the Bottom of a Corporation

First Line Manager: Dr. Watson I Presume

I am always on the lookout for new stuff. I look at several business web sites a day. I read an article about how computers, like IBM’s Watson, can replace middle managers. This means the first line manager will become … Continue reading

Posted in business | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on First Line Manager: Dr. Watson I Presume

First Line Manager: The Possible of the Impossible

If the Wright brothers could have made a jet; we would not have a biplane. They took the materials in their bicycle shop to make the first machine of flight. The brothers poked a hole in the impossible by doing … Continue reading

Posted in business, Jim's Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on First Line Manager: The Possible of the Impossible

First Line Manager: Empowering Employees

Our company President rose, his first statement, “You are empowered. I expect you to make decisions for our company.” Sounded good since this is the flavor of the month in corporate slogans: empowerment. He made no further explanation; just moved … Continue reading

Posted in business, Jim's Philosophy, People | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on First Line Manager: Empowering Employees