Re: FWD: Handling the anti-team situation

Subject: Re: FWD: Handling the anti-team situation
From: "Tracy Boyington" <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:30:40 -0500

<< This manager is very firm about creating
a team environment within his product. To that end, he requested that the
new technical writer be removed from the technical communications
department and placed solely within his product group. >>

So it's not an anti-team situation, it's just a different team. I must admit I don't see it as a Bad Thing (unless the new writer was originally hired to work on projects beyond the new product, and you're now short-handed).

<< There's also the argument that it's
counter to how the entire company is structured. >>

In other words, it's not the way we've always done it?

<< Should I continue to beat a dead horse and make a case for
returning the new writer to the department? Should I seek a middle ground
where the writer attends our planning sessions but still reports to the
other manager? Should I just let it go and do our own thing? >>

I would go with option B. You've already lost the battle to keep the writer on your own team, so leave that dead horse alone. Having the new writer be an informal part of your team is probably your best option at this point.

Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK


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