Executives, decision makers, and management in general have a finite amount of "Management Attention Units" (MAUs). So, what are MAUs anyway? We use this general term to refer to time used by management to carry out core supervisory duties. Management’s time – a very valuable and finite commodity.
A Culture of Accountability in the Workplace Frees Up Management Attention Units to Be Used More Effectively
MAUs Are Like Gold
What if there was a way to get half of your management and supervisory time back? Your management team could now spend more time doing things like:
- Focusing on more strategic and valuable activities
- Thinking about better ways to compete
- Developing strategies to increase revenue
- Improving customer satisfaction
- Reducing risk by simply improving compliance across the board
How much would that be worth? Freeing up half of your executive team's time is practically invaluable!
Today's Tricks Are All Over
Today, we rely on a number of disjointed "tricks" and "tools" to try to bring order to the chaos in today's fast paced business environment. We rely on things like:
- Keeping paper or electronic to-do lists
- Recording meetings, tasks, and reminders in our calendars
- Writing one-off notes everywhere
- Doing performance reviews and incentive programs to get people to act
- Creating dashboards to try to manage by exception
This Is Not Enough
If our ultimate goal is to make sure things are getting done and that items are not falling through the cracks, all of today's tricks and tools require constant checking and rechecking, eating away at MAUs. All this adds up. And, when you add the time your executive team spends dealing with the fallout when projects fall behind, the cost to the organization is huge.
So, What Is The Answer?
CommandHound has been designed from the ground up for the sole purpose of getting MAUs back. Lots of MAUs. CommandHound uses accountability achieve this goal. Once you delegate something to CommandHound, it is off your plate and off your mind.
CommandHound will manage relentlessly from that point forward:
- Sending reminders
- Preparing dashboards
- Escalating things
- Communicating status
And, more importantly, keeping score at the individual and team levels to create a constant improvement-and-accountability cycle. This cycle in turn immediately impacts operations, quality, and revenues.
The Ultimate “Virtuous Cycle”!
So, what will you have your management team invest all that new found time and attention on?