What Managers Do


I’m editing a chapter in my hiring book, and the original sentence reads:

…managers amplify the work of other people …

The editors have suggested that amplify is the wrong word, and suggested “facilitate.” I’m still thinking about this. Managers do facilitate the work of other people. They also make their staff more effective. They provide leverage to their staff. They remove obstacles. To me, facilitate is too small a word for all these things. But I’m stuck and have no other words right now. If any of you have a better word, please tell me. Thanks.

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