Monkey management: Effective delegation

Monkey management: Effective delegation

Back in 1974, Oncken and Wass wrote a Harvard Business Review article called, “Who’s Got the Monkey?” It used monkeys as metaphors for tasks or projects. It was well-received nearly 50 years ago, and the article remains a popular reprint today. The...
Word choice and why it matters

Word choice and why it matters

Today’s guess blogger is Jamal Yearwood, Albion College senior and Humanergy intern.   Anyone who has found themselves lost in a molecular biology class can agree. The words we use either build comprehension or deepen confusion. In the office there‚Äôs always...
Are you a snoopervisor?

Are you a snoopervisor?

I stumbled across this term and thought it probably summed me up pretty well early in my career. Yea, I was all about delegating to others, and then I found ways to check up on them. I would add little details I’d forgotten, pass on tips, or frequently ask,...