The Bottleneck Effect: Are You Getting In Your Own Way

If you’re the black hole in your department, consider how to leverage your network to get out of your way and get more done.

Managers are responsible for product delivery, project implementation, new ideas, and service improvement. But all too often, things don’t go as planned. If you’re in this situation, you might gain feedback like this:

  • You’re not performing up to expectations
  • You need to do better
  • Brush up on your time management
  • Your staff lacks skills and knowledge
  • Your department is under-resourced

You may have worked on this feedback without satisfying results.

What do you do? Consider this: You might be getting in your own way. In this post, which just went live on the American Management Association’s website, we discuss how to know if you’ve become your department’s bottleneck and, if so, what to do about it. If you work with a bottleneck, there are some helpful tips for interrupting the bottleneck effect and creating a more effective workflow.

To read the rest of this post, click here: Bottleneck in Your Department?

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