Stubbins Watson & Bryan - January 2020



Mike Bryan

Happy NewYear! I hope you’ve enjoyed spending time with friends and family during the 2019 holiday season. Hopefully, during that busy time of year, you had a chance to take a break, pause, and be thankful for all of the many things that have blessed your life. Well, we have an exciting year planned ahead! My interview of local care facilities will continue to provide more valuable information for clients. I’ve introduced additional tiers to my client care program to provide further services and programming as well. If you have any questions about the programs, please feel free to call. Lastly, we are proud to announce that Carter A. Brown has joined our office as a new attorney. He will be working in the field of civil, criminal, and appellate litigation. For more information on Carter, please visit our website. This month, I’m featuring my interview with Continuing Healthcare at Willow Haven. I interviewed Amy Drake, Director of Admissions / Marketing, and Holly Tilton, Director of Social Services. Continuing Healthcare at Willow Haven is available for skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, hospice / palliative care, long-term care, and respite stays. Please go to the link below to watch our interview.

Back in 2011, the Harvard Business Review published an article called “First, Let’s Fire All the Managers.” It listed the cons of management, like inefficiency, costliness, an increase in “calamitous” decision making, slower response time, and the disempowerment of lower-level employees. Then, it advocated for an entirely new kind of company: one without titles and promotions, where “no one has a boss.” During the 2008 recession, many companies had fired all of their managers — or at least a big chunk of them. But, while some soldiered on with the new structure when the economy bounced back, many others returned to the old way of doing things, replacing the managers they’d lost. So, if the brilliant minds at Harvard were so against the idea, why did they do it? Well, just like anything else, management positions have pros as well as cons. A good manager can inspire and motivate their team to greater heights, model good behavior patterns, and groom the next generation of leaders. Not every manager is a good manager, but anyone who has secured a skilled manager can tell you they’re invaluable. Whether you’re worried your current management is ineffective or are on the hunt for a new department head, it pays to know the traits of an effective manager. Below, we’ve gathered a few characteristics to watch out for as summed up by experts in the field. MANAGING THE MANAGERS Is Your Business’s Management Effective? solutions-at-willow-haven/

If you have any further questions for Amy or Holly, please contact them at 740-454-9747. Have a great month!


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