Don't Neglect Your Power to Bring People Together

Harvard Business Review

To explain, let me share a quick example, in two acts: In Act One, the manager of a corporate engineering group was tasked with reducing the cost of common materials used by a number of different product teams. Armed with this information, she then held one-on-one sessions with product-team managers to give them customized recommendations for reducing material usage and costs. And the truth is that many managers are not skilled at group facilitation.