Management by Walking Around
Management by walking around is a concept that actually uses a lot of common sense. It is particularly effective for managers who are a little self-conscious about talking to people. Some of these managers are reluctant to come out of their offices and talk to their own people. Such reclusive managers don't communicate well.
It is easier to show how to do management by walking around than to explain it. The manager practicing the technique of management by walking around makes a commitment to do this for a half-hour to an hour each day. This may seem like a lot of time to the manager at first, but the benefits that are derived will save more time than the time spent doing this.
The manager leaves his or her office ...