What’s the best style: Rule based performance or Unleashing Creativity?
- Logistics & Accuracy. Is this task to be completed in a certain timeline? Are the returns of this task negotiable? Would a clearly defined role be important for assigning credit? Is there already a well-established understanding and research behind this work? Would this task have any benefit or would we be reinventing the wheel? If most of the answers are yes, then perhaps sticking to the book would be best.
- First timer. For anyone starting off in a well-placed role, structure is key. Think of it in terms of scaffolding for a new building – you would need a strong foundation before a fancy interior decoration. In such a case you know that setting expectations and goals would be the very key in helping the employee flourish.
- Trusting the expertise of the talent you hired. Something that managers miss the mark with when it comes to the talent hired is utilizing them for their expertise. What makes this talent you hired different from 10 other people you rejected? Perhaps their ideas, their understanding? Are you truly giving them the freedom to utilize their learnings to the situation at hand? Or are you expecting them to just follow a set direction constantly- How are you then contributing to their growth?
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