Minimally Invasive Management
January 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
One of the greatest compliments that can be paid to an author is that they establish a common vocabulary for concepts everyone understands. I’ve heard the word “servant leader” used from time to time, but to me it fails to capture the nuance of leading technical and creative folks in our industry. Here’s to Minimally Invasive Management, a term I plan to overuse immediately.
You’ve heard of software as a service? This is management as a service. Managers serve the people doing the work. And nobody is more important in an organization than the people doing the work.
In this brave new world, management’s role should be to remove the impediments in front of the people doing the work so that they can do it well – and so they can be satisfied, rewarded and motivated in their work.