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Managing in 3 words: Stop, continue, start

Could management really be that simple? Instead of BIG performance reviews and evaluations that go on for pages, what if you just sat down with an employee and told them three things:

1. Stop doing this ...

2. Continue doing this ...

3. Start doing this ...

One of the top complaints employees have is a lack of clear goals. What if we kept it simple and direct instead of drowning reviews in piles of paperwork?

It would certainly force us, as bosses, to be clear and concise. I see a lot of bosses, myself included, who hide criticism in the middle of piles of soft praise. Especially in today's climate when we feel guilty about the extra work being heaped on our people.

I suspect it would be more unfortable for bosses than employees. But would be interesting to try ...


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