Re: Author Credit

Subject: Re: Author Credit
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 10:13:32 -0700

walden miller wrote:

First off, it is not about owning documents. It is about individual
contributions and recognition of work.

Definitely. When I've been a manager for retail products, I've always included a complete list of people who worked on the product, but, for reasons of space, in an appendix rather than the front matter.

From a company point of view, author credit is important for at least two reasons:

First, it's good for morale. As you say, people like to be recognized for their contributions. What's more,they think better of bosses who recognize them.

Second, by listing people who have contributed to a project, the company is publicly proclaiming what sort of place it is. It's showing that it does recognize individual effort, and, perhaps, suggesting that it is a team-oriented place.

Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177

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