Managers are accountable for setting context for all their direct reports on a regular basis. It is important that these employees see how their work fits into the bigger picture—their manager’s job and the organization as a whole. It is also important that they see how their work fits with the work of their peers and colleagues.
Rate yourself (Figure 5-1) on how you feel you are setting context with your direct reports:
Figure 5-1: Self-Assessment: Context Setting
Managers need to share background information on an ongoing basis so that direct reports can make informed decisions and collaborate with their peers and colleagues ...