6 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Workforce

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Don't Micromanage

Your company has likely changed and grown since inception. Your role has probably shifted too. Remember that micromanaging doesn't usually solve anything, and could regularly undermine your manager's decisions, initiative, and new ideas. But don't pull back too much. "Obviously, it is your goal--always--to provide leadership," Ray Silverstein writes in The Best Secrets of Great Small Businesses. "That means formulating strategy and communicating it clearly. Never assume your staff knows what you're thinking."—Abram Brown