Keeping Your Manager in the Loop: Balancing Autonomy and Transparency

Nov 29, 2023 by manish

As a manager or technical leader, while you want to demonstrate that you can operate independently and run your show, it is important to keep your manager in the loop about the progress you are making and the hurdles you are overcoming.

Don’t wait for them to ask for an update. Most managers will appreciate an update even if they haven’t asked for it.

Frequent concise updates are a lot more useful than infrequent lengthy updates.

It’s not only about updating but also about asking for help when necessary. It’s a sign of maturity, not weakness.

Autonomy and transparency go hand in hand in any leadership role.