This has been particularly important for me and I am still learning. I like transparency and making sure everything is running well. This leads to the internal need to check some critical factors, which success in a company’s context relies on. This is when the people that are responsible for these factors are put under pressure, which leads to demotivation and tense relationships in the team. Now multiply that by the number if critical factors in a company and by the number of team members, not to mention that this combined burden falls on top the manager himself. You don’t want to have that in your team.
Having this problem of mine I deliberately put it up for discussion in one of our coaching sessions. The result and advice was pure and simple, learn to let go. This is where the author of the article I read has had some first hand experience well summarised in – trust more and you will lose less.