Crystal Spraggins, SPHR
Of all the ways a manager can drive her staff crazy, one of the worst is to demand a lot while providing few means to achieve results. It’s sort of like Pharaoh telling the Jews to make bricks without straw, but not quite that bad.
Even so, accountability without control sucks.
Peter Drucker, often referred to as the father of modern management is quoted as saying at least one thing that alludes to this principle beautifully:
“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”