Our reader poll today asks: How big a part of your role as a leader is process improvement?
– It’s huge. Process improvement is the majority of my role: 15.45%
– It’s large. A big part of my role is process improvement: 47.54%
– It’s moderate. I do some process improvement but not a lot: 28.35%
– It’s small. I spend very little time on process improvement: 8.66%
Process consumes our time: The vast majority of you are focused on process improvement as a large part of your role. While that’s great and our processes need improved, much of that work is focused on your management skills. As leaders, don’t forget the substantial amount of your time and effort that needs to be dedicated to helping your people grow and develop. If you have a choice between spending your time on improving a process or spending it on building the skills of your team members, I encourage you to choose the latter. As I discuss in this article, doing so strengthens your team, your organization, and enables you to get more done because you use your team’s talents to the fullest.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.