Chaos and Sandboxes

I know the temptation that every manager has to micromanage and repeat the obvious “just to make sure” but I have learned that I can do a much better job of simply getting out of the way and letting the great people that I have trusted to do great work do just that: Do great work.

My job is to create the most inviting and resource-rich sandbox imaginable (to create opportunity for them) and then let my team have at it and jump right in.

If that’s called “chaos” then I’ll keep it. Why? Because it’s working.