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Teamwork - Do you manage up? (Give a recommendation)
  v13.0 Posted at 15/08/2018 2:33 AM by Tiago Araujo

​​​​Managing up is providing your manager with an option to approve, rather than asking a general question.

What do you want to charge for Cameron's rate?

Figure: Bad Example - Nothing to approve

What do you want to charge for Cameron's rate?

I would advise the standard $165 + GST until he has more experience.
Please approve.


Figure: Good Example

When you are giving someone multiple options, you should recommend one and state why. For example:

When you are giving someone multiple options, you should recommend one and state why. For example:
We want to integrate our database with our website so that customers can purchase online.

The choices: Buy a ready-made solution - The ready-made solution is cheap but it does not have everything that we need and has unnecessary features.

Option A - Buy a ready-made solution - The ready-made solution is cheap but it does not have everything that we need and has unnecessary features.
Option B - Build a new solution using a third party company - It will be expensive and it will take a long time.
Option C  - Customize a ready-made solution (Recommended) - We are able to get rid of redundant features and change it to meet our requirements. It is cheaper than building a new solution from scratch.

Please decide so I can move forward 

Figure: Good Example
complexity and false hope
Figure: Hard decision - this guy needs to state why he recommends this option

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