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I think i have a flip-flopping manager with spinning tires

Posted: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 6:24 pm
by Sporkin
Well the title pretty much sums up what I think about his leadership, and consequently most of us on the team are being pushed doing things urgently that subsequently gets reversed(also urgently). I don't think he lacks 'management' skills per se as much as it is the fear of putting his neck on the line by going with whatever direction he thinks its right. The feel is that of a car with spinning tires failing to gain traction and just moving around in a circle.

Have any of you experience that in your department? And what ultimately came of it?
Is it ever good to have spinning tires? I can understand down time, but this is not, this seems a useless expenditure of the team's focus.

Re: I think i have a flip-flopping manager with spinning tires

Posted: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 6:53 pm
by rajagainstthemachine
i've had a guy very similar to yours, would sit on the fence when it came to decision making and it could go either way depending on what was favourable at that time.

Re: I think i have a flip-flopping manager with spinning tires

Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 5:07 pm
by Sporkin
So how did it go for him and his team?

I do understand when you are assailed on all fronts by KPI, cost cutting, falling sales, and when the lay of the land is unbeknownst to you, that you proceed cautiously and perhaps retreat when you scout an insurmountable foe. Is in-action the best action? Perhaps hunkering down and fortifying while waiting for another (friendly) team to be axed is the strategy in play.

Would this be the norm? This is the first time I've encountered this.
rajagainstthemachine wrote:i've had a guy very similar to yours, would sit on the fence when it came to decision making and it could go either way depending on what was favourable at that time.