When long term goals are set people are able to lay out a plan to work toward the goals with a strategy to overcome all obstacles and barriers. But many times a leader within an organization will hit the first obstacle and quickly re-question the preset goals – often changing either the goal or the pathway there. Although obviously any poorly thought-out or executable goals need to be carefully considered in the light of a major or moderate failure, they need to be either quickly changed or they need to be assured.
The manager that constantly changes directions for their department is known as a “vibrator”. The change in direction typically happens just when people think they know the goals, boundaries, or rules. A vibrator’s employees quickly become disconnected, reducing productivity.
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