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The Art of the Lazy Manager

TaoM September 21, 2020

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Lazy gets a bad rap.  Managing and managers can be costly to your organization’s productivity (listen to episode 2.1, The Natural Tax of Managing) and in fact less managing can be better! 

Can you be a better manager by being a lazy manager?

At the core of our ridiculously successful AgencyAgile techniques is this very idea and ways to apply it.  Should you be involved with your teams, or merely available?  Should you be the expert, or would it be better to be at least a little ignorant? 

As with every TAOM podcast, we’ll surprise you with the research and our first-hand learnings into how to bring the best out in your teams by being the best style of manager.

Tune in to this week’s episode and learn more!

Questions that you’ll want to ponder after the episode:

  1. Do you remember what it was like, the shift from specialist to manager?  If not in yourself, in others?  Can you see that the things that we want in an effective Lazy Manager are things that you or they may have lost?
  2. Make a list of things you think you should do as a manager, but could instead be done by the someone or everyone else, to equal or greater effect.
  3. Do you see how managers try to show that they are managing, that they can compete for being managerial, which also usually means lower productivity?