Executive Manager's Areas of Focus
I'm a company executive manager. I read through GTD book and started implementing. I compiled out of my current Next Actions and Projects my present-day Areas Of Focus at Work:
- Projects Control (includes projects of company departments)
As I'm a thinking creature I thought that is not enough and started reading management books. I got a lot of knowledge :) That could include possible additional Areas of Focus I need to add into my current work:
- Culture development
- Results visualization
- Business processes development
- Results measure
- Team building
- Rules and standards development
- Work organization
- Job instructions development
I feel overwhelmed. I feel that not all of them are Areas of Focus :) Some of them are instruments. Could you please look at this list of mix things and let me know what is the true AOF (and should be added to my current work AOF), and what is the rest?
Middle Manager's Areas of Focus
I work with these six areas of focus since 2008 and it works pretty well for me :
Steering and strategy
Relationships with the internal network
Relationships with the external network
I hope it helps.
AoR as the way others see you
I have my AoR titles as the way others see me, for example I don't have "Kids" as a AOR I have "Father". The same way for my mom and dad I have "Son", not "Parents".
In your case you could have similar if it helps you
Projects Control - Professional Manager
Hire - Gate Keeper
Motivation - Motivator
This underlines what you ARE, not what you are working with. If you are working with something it is a project. If it is someting you work on continously it should be on a checklist.
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