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Jen Barr Prezi Presentation: "Who's Got the Monkey?" by William Oncken, Jr & Donald L Wass

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Jen Barr

on 24 April 2011

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Transcript of Jen Barr Prezi Presentation: "Who's Got the Monkey?" by William Oncken, Jr & Donald L Wass

Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey? by William Oncken, Jr. and Donald L. Wass We've got a problem...... When an employee passes his/her
problem on to you, you have accepted
their Monkey Insubordination! By accepting this monkey,
you have now become the Subordinate Give that Monkey back! Suggestions: >make appointments
>specify level of initiative
>examine your motives
>develop employee skills
>foster trust Make Appointments to Deal
with Monkeys -no monkeys are to be discussed ad hoc!
-always schedule an appointment to discuss the issue Specify Level of Initiative *employees can exercise 5 levels of initiative when handling problems, outlaw use of levels 1&2, assign & agree on level 3, 4, or 5 1. wait until told what to do
2. ask what to do
3. recommend an action & implement with approval
4. take independent action while advising you
5. take independent action & update you through routine procedure Examine your own motives cultivate an inner sense of security to avoid worrying that subordinate initiative will result in you appearing weak or less useful Develop Employee Skills develop problem-solving skills in employees to avoid monkey pass-offs Foster Trust reassure employees that its safe to make mistakes so they are confident enough to tackle their own monkeys
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