Priorities

I’m hardly an aficionado of efficient management practices and practical motivation techniques, but as a practical matter I might observe that yelling at somebody for ten minutes one day because he’s doing the thing that you’re going to tell him is his top priority the very next day is neither efficient, nor motivational. Indeed, it might be a good way to take any goodwill or motivation you might have built up thus far and kick it right in the throat.

I’m just saying, is all.

One Comment

  1. Jamie
    Posted September 16, 2004 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Hey, at least they didn’t start yelling at you for doing the work AFTER they told you it was top priority… that’s the usual management way.