Re: About responsibility and fault

Subject: Re: About responsibility and fault
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- editors-writers -dot- info>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 07:31:30 -0400



----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Plato" <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: April 07, 2003 01:06 AM
Subject: Re: About responsibility and fault


>
>
> "Bonnie Granat" wrote
>
> > I am not calling for hand-holding. I am calling for managers to *tell*
> > developers that they MUST give writers what the writers need. I am saying
> that
> > managers must ORDER developers to perform their jobs, which include the
> > imparting of information to writers, in a way that is satisfactory to
> > management.
>
> You don't manage professionals by ordering them around. Most professionals
> don't appreciate managers that meddle in their work and boss them around.
They
> definitely don't like being told to wet-nurse a technical writer who is
> unwilling/unable to get up to speed on a project.
>

Yes, it is quite true that professionals don't need to be ordered around.
They just need to be told what their jobs are. I used strong language in an
attempt to clarify my meaning to you, because it seemed to me that there was
some confusion in your mind about what I was actually saying.

It is part of the job for a developer to give information to writers.

One manages others by telling them what their jobs are and making sure they do
it. Excusing bad management is no solution.

___________________________________
Bonnie Granat
Granat Editorial Services
http://www.editors-writers.info








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