My management career started in 1977. Fresh out of college, I was the manager of two restaurants in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts, which grew to 65 employees in 2 years (I was the 5th employee).
All the productivity hacks in the world won’t matter if your team is operating in ways that at their core are inefficient.
Most companies use repeatable processes to get work done. That’s a good thing.
If you’re like a growing number of workers, you might have one or more coworkers who telecommute.