By Jeff Boss, Contributor, Forbes – 07/13/2017
Consider this hypothetical scenario. We are part of a small team — let’s just say five people — to rescue a hostage. I know, not exactly realistic but just hear me out. Each member on the team has a role and multiple responsibilities to execute if this mission is to succeed. If you don’t trust me to perform a task then chances are you’ll do the task yourself to ensure it gets done right. At the very least, you’ll micromanage the heck out of me and drive me completely crazy–more so than usual. Meanwhile, your role and responsibilities don’t get executed because, well, you’re executing mine. So what happens? The team falls into a state of “catch up” where it’s constantly falling behind, not optimizing its potential and fails to achieve the mission.