As an achiever, I tend to focus on the end-result more than the process. It didn’t matter to me to have a structured way of doing things. What’s important to me is that I deliver excellent work on-time. This probably worked for me as an individual contributor; but not as a manager.
Over the years, I realized that the process is just as important as the product. And it’s highly important for me to focus on both if I want to become an effective leader and manager.
Hence, I’m seeking to step up my communication and project management skills.
It’s not enough to come up with a creative idea or a new marketing strategy. Articulating and delivering it well to both the management and my team is just as important.
It’s not enough to communicate the deliverables and the deadlines. Setting up a well-crafted process from planning to execution to delivery and to feedback is just as important.
And of course, all of this involves constant and effective communication from the bottom-up.