Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

Fight your urge to “fix” things

One of the challenges most of us in IT have is that we want to fix things. This in itself is not a problem, but be careful that you don’t over manage your people when they encounter challenges by simply telling them what to do.

Developing your people requires more patience and using these opportunities to coach, , , not solve by simply giving them the answer. By this I mean you should work with your people and guide them so they come up with the solutions on their own, , , or with your help.

It’s easier and quicker to just tell them the answer, , , but that doesn’t develop their problem solving skills as much. Working with employees so they come up with the correct answers has much more effect long term and will help empower your employee, , , and empowered employees do more.