Taking back controlPosted by On October 23, 2015

Many years ago someone taught me that of the 4 key management functions of planning, organising, leading and control, the weakest function was in fact control.

Apparently we are on average very good at planning, organising and leading, but we fall short at keeping it all together. We fail at controlling and following through on our plans.

You might have witnessed this in your business or in your personal life. So how do you overcome this weakness?

Here are some suggestions:

Tip #1 – Ensure there is a direct motivator.
In Shane Parish’s article The Reasons we Work he features the book Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation. Authors Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor say that there are six reasons why we do anything. There are three direct motivators and three indirect motivators. By questioning and then ensuring that your motivators are direct, you are confirming that you enjoy your work, that you find purpose in carrying it out and that the outcomes align to your value and belief system.  Direct motivators or intrinsic motivators help you t