Although organizational performance is paramount for most companies, one of the key inputs is little understood and routinely ignored: how team members actually spend their time. In fact, recent studies indicate that employees’ time is often unmanaged and uncontrolled.
Leadership can be considered a service that the leader’s subordinates, at any level, either “buy” or don’t. When a leader’s practices are perceived as valuable, the followers tend to “buy” the leadership, and performance improves as employees become more engaged and inspired.
Have you heard of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS)? This approach to studying the interpersonal and structural dynamics of organizations is an emerging alternative to the more traditional framework used to analyze organizations. POS suggests thinking of organizations as living systems in which change is constant and necessary, and managing that change proactively.