Marcus Orochena

Keeping things simple

Effective Management Tips


  1. Manage your own anxiety before you start managing other people.
  2. Don't worry about how people are getting things done, just that they are. People will often work very differently from you, and that's fine.
  3. If you can't measure it, it probably doesn't matter. If you can measure it, make sure your team understands what the expectations around those metrics are.
  4. When something isn't happening to your satisfaction, attempt to find the root cause. It won't always be what you initially guess.
  5. As a manager, think of yourself as a gardener, not a taskmaster. You're attempting to facilitate development and productivity within your team.