If you’re like most companies, you have one C.E.O. But what if your office was full of them?
That’s the approach taken by Mark Pincus, the founder and chief executive of Zynga, a provider of online social games. One day, he wrote all the employees names on white sticky sheets and stuck them to the wall and gave them this assignment: tell him what they were a C.E.O. of. When everyone knew who was the person to approach about a certain problem, they turned to each other for help, meaning Mr. Pincus got more time being a manager and less time putting out a million little fires.
You can read more about this management tactic (and get more leadership insights) by reading “Are You a C.E.O. of Something?” an interview with Mark Pincus, compiled by New York Times columnist, Adam Bryant, by clicking here.