The Art of 'Minimally Invasive Management' - Inc.

The Art of 'Minimally Invasive Management' - Inc.

Once your start-up begins to run like a fully-formed company, you have entered a different world. Instead of a fledgling company founder struggling to get investments, you have become CEO of a brand. You manage a big group of employees, not just a few brilliant minds.

According to Randy Komisar, lecturer on entrepreneurship at Stanford University and partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the most difficult transition in an entrepreneur’s life is to manage a team correctly. “One of the hardest things for entrepreneurs to learn is that most of the time, the best thing they can do is get out of the way of the people actually doing the work,” Komisar writes in the Harvard Business Review. Think of it as “Minimally Invasive Management.”

Komisar says management, especially in tech start-ups, is becoming more like…