Covey to provide a commentary. Why is it that managers are typically running out of time while their subordinates are typically running out of work? Here we shall explore the meaning of management time as it relates to the interaction between managers and their bosses, their peers, and their subordinates.
Boss-imposed time —used to accomplish those activities that the boss requires and that the manager cannot disregard without direct and swift penalty. System-imposed time —used to accommodate requests from peers for active support. Neglecting these requests will also result in penalties, though not always as direct or swift. Self-imposed time —used to do those things that the manager originates or agrees to do. A certain portion of this kind of time, however, will be taken by subordinates and is called subordinate-imposed time.
To accommodate those demands, managers need to control the timing and the content of what they do. Since what their bosses and the system impose on them are subject to penalty, managers cannot tamper with those requirements.
Thus their self-imposed time becomes their major area of concern. Managers should try to increase the discretionary component of their self-imposed time by minimizing or doing away with the subordinate component. They will then use the added increment to get better control over their boss-imposed and system-imposed activities.
Hence we shall use the monkey-on-the-back metaphor to examine how subordinate-imposed time comes into being and what the superior can do about it. Let us imagine that a manager is walking down the hall and that he notices one of his subordinates, Jones, coming his way.
You see…. Namely, the manager knows a enough to get involved, but b not enough to make the on-the-spot decision expected of him. Let us analyze what just happened. After they parted, on whose back was it? Subordinate-imposed time begins the moment a monkey successfully leaps from the back of a subordinate to the back of his or her superior and does not end until the monkey is returned to its proper owner for care and feeding.
In accepting the monkey, the manager has voluntarily assumed a position subordinate to his subordinate. That is, he has allowed Jones to make him her subordinate by doing two things a subordinate is generally expected to do for a boss—the manager has accepted a responsibility from his subordinate, and the manager has promised her a progress report. Send me a memo on that. Let us analyze this one. Watch that monkey. Johnson dutifully writes the requested memo and drops it in his out-basket.
Shortly thereafter, the manager plucks it from his in-basket and reads it. Whose move is it now? If he does not make that move soon, he will get a follow-up memo from the subordinate. This is another form of supervision. Or suppose once again that at a meeting with a third subordinate, Smith, the manager agrees to provide all the necessary backing for a public relations proposal he has just asked Smith to develop.
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Synonyms Example Sentences Learn More about monkey. Keep scrolling for more. Monkeys are as varied in shape and size as humans. The world's smallest monkey is the pygmy marmoset, according to the University of Wisconsin. It weights only around 4 ounces grams and is only around 5 inches The world's largest monkey is the mandrill. It weights around 77 pounds 35 kilograms and is around 3 feet 1 meter tall. Many people think that monkeys just eat bananas, but that isn't true.
Monkeys are omnivores. This means that they eat meat and plant-based foods. Most monkeys eat nuts, fruits, seeds and flowers. Some monkeys also eat meat in the form of bird's eggs, small lizards, insects and spiders. Most monkeys live in trees, but there are some that live in savannas or mountain areas. Monkey tribes stay on the move to find food, so one location isn't home for very long. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions.
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