Management is a balancing act. On the one hand, we have the concrete and structured: workflows, deliverables, and deadlines. On the other, we have the changeable and nuanced: interpersonal dynamics, shifting landscapes, and emerging innovations.
In order to effectively lead a team, a manager must be versed in both: equally capable of creating an orderly system for getting work done and discarding or radically updating that system when it is no longer useful.
This second Program in our Management series is all about striking that balance. How can we bring agile processes into our workflows and decision making? How can we lay strong foundations for productivity and break out of unhelpful routines? And how can we continuously improve on the good work we’ve already done?
The Management II Program explores these questions and asks how we can best position ourselves and our teams to succeed under fluid conditions.