Working Outside Your Box

Posted July 20, 1999 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies, Business & Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal

Here is a management technique I've found useful when evaluating the performance of my employees. I've found it especially useful when working with employees who think they are performing well, but in reality are failing to attend to their core set of responsibilities. It is based on the following ideas:

  1. Each of us has a set of specific job responsibilities (our "box").

  2. Most of us, especially those who want to move ahead, take on additional work ("outside the box").

About The Author
Luke Hohmann
Luke Hohmann is a management consultant committed to coaching his clients to greater levels of performance in the areas of product development, project management, system architecture, and organizational engineering. Mr. Hohmann is the author of Journey of the Software Professional: The Sociology of Computer Programming and Beyond Software Architecture: Creating and Sustaining Winning Solutions , of which Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant… Read More
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