I have the following question - which I think most managers can relate to.
When I manage my team closely, they perform well. I set up tasks/goals, do 3-5 daily standup per week, and everything is going perfect.
But when I try to set a longer-term goal (e.g. 2-4 weeks) and leave the team on their own... Some of the people in the team have lower efficiency compared to before. Although there are people who still perform the same way in this long-term setting as well.
As a manager, I really don't like spending hours per day following up on people - "where are you with your task today", "are you going to be done with this today" etc. It feels like low value-adding activity compared to the alternatives. So do you think this is inevitable? Does it mean it is a hiring mistake?
What are your thoughts on this?