“But, I still feel there is some tension in the meeting, especially when I start talking about quotas for the day and some of the production problems that need to be corrected,” Nathan explained.
“So, delegate it out,” I said.
“What do you mean?”
“Look, Nathan. Where do the quota numbers come from?”
“Well, there is a Production Release report that gets posted at 5:00pm for the next day. That is the number that I go over in my morning meeting.”
“So, it is just a number that comes off of a report? And, you are the bad guy because you know the number and report it in the meeting?”
“Exactly,” nodded Nathan. “I feel like a tyrant, when it is just my job.”
“So, assign the Quota Number report to another team member. During your meeting, ask them to talk about the number from the Production Release report.” I could see Nathan pondering my proposal. “Who could you assign that to?” I asked.
“I could assign that to Rachel,” Nathan replied. I could see a sense of relief wash over his face.
“Let me know the difference in your meeting tomorrow.”