Today I've been listening to a fascinating interview with General Stanley McChrystal from the always excellent Art of Charm podcast.
I was especially interested in what the General had to say about getting everyone on board so that they know what the team is working on. Basically the lesson to be learnt is if everyone has a sense of purpose and knows what they are involved in then they are better able to make decisions on their own. Given the complexity of many of the systems we work on these days micromanagement of everyone on your team is just impossible.
Communicating the objective, the why, the where, and the how, at a high level, will better allow people to make the best decisions on their own.
This is what I intend to do more emphatically with the team I am working with at the moment.