"Don’t Bring Me Problems—Bring Me Solutions!"
I recently heard Frances Frei, an associate professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School, comment that “one of the more counterproductive things a manager can say is ‘Don’t bring me problems— bring me solutions!’” I wanted to hear more—and thought that HMU’s readers would want to listen in.
This article appeared in the March 2007 issue of Harvard Management Update.

From India, Coimbatore

Attached Files
File Type: pdf dont bring me problems,bring me solutions[1].pdf (68.4 KB, 3096 views)

This is the most difficult part in handling associates,giving solutions instead of problems.
From Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Good 'perspective' shared. Thanks
THAT is a familiar well framed 'adornment' to be found on the Tables of many Managers.
Most instances, it CAN result in subordinates 'suppressing/hiding problems' for fear of NOT being listened/heeded to - as they do not have solutions.
It can also be an 'easy cover' for a Manager to escape 'tackling problems' or 'providing solutions'.
Truly - the 'adornment' - while being catchy/flashy can be unproductive !
IF the Manager has developed his subordinates, the 'adornment' would be a 'good motivator for the subordinates to take initiatives to work out solutions' and a 'proud display of the Manager's confidence in them'

From India, Pune

If you are knowledgeable about any other fact, resource or experience related to this topic - please add your views using the reply box below. For articles and copyrighted material please only cite the original source link. Each contribution will make this page a resource useful for everyone.

About Us Advertise Contact Us
Privacy Policy Disclaimer Terms Of Service

All rights reserved @ 2021 Cite.Co™

All Material Copyright And Trademarks Posted Held By Respective Owners.
Panel Selection For Threads Are Automated - Members Notified Via CiteMailer Server