5 Reasons to Close Your Open Door

You love an open door.  So do I.  You want to be all things to all people– all of the time.  But, that’s impossible.  We open our office doors as a symbolic gesture saying, “I’m always here for you.”  Good in theory.  But, if Sam knocks in the middle of your meeting with Sally, someone loses.

I once had a boss whose open door policy (coupled with a high need for control), led to a constant line of people outside his open door, waiting for affirmation.  Big time waster.  Appointments would have worked better.  So would empowerment (but that’s another post).  Continue Reading

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