Quick question: How fast does it usually take you to rally your troops when you’ve got a problem that needs immediate attention?
If you’re still doing the calculation in your head because you can’t remember, now might be the time to examine the amount of flexibility you give your team.
We often have things running so smoothly that we’re taken by surprise when work hits a snag – an emergency or crisis that needs all hands on deck.
It can come as a shock when you’ve got to get your team focused, but they’re so busy doing their own thing.
I know this may seem counter-intuitive, but you may have let your desire to be a “flexible boss” go too far.