“The train wreck analogy is an accurate description of my reality. As a supervisor, I am squarely in the midst of “do more with less.” Any suggestions on dealing with situations for which you are responsible but feel you have little authority to change?”
I have to rant. One the stupidest things a manager can do is hold someone responsible without giving that person the authority to get the job done… especially if the employee happens to be a highly driven, conscientious Type A individual who wants to be successful. Responsibility without authority destroys motivation, creates unhappy employees and makes accountability a joke. IT’S STUPID!!!! If you’re doing it, wake up and stop it.
OK, I feel better.
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