Common Sense Management
My friend and I cited many example of how managers we have known, who were good mind you, went off and did some of the stupidest things, made bad decisions and then we had to go in and clean up the mess and solve the issues those decisions made.
We also agreed that if it were not for some of these managers who blew it our companies would not need our resources. Well not to that extreme but close to it. I would like to identify a couple of key factors that drive the best managers at times to make bad decisions:
- home & family issues and/or personal factors;
- pressure from upper management to produce and not a lot of time to think out the issue;
- employees pushing the manager to extremes;
- and not having the emotional intelligence to deal with decisions.