RE: YOU are responsible, even when YOU are not to blame

Subject: RE: YOU are responsible, even when YOU are not to blame
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- pixelink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 11:09:08 -0400


Mike O wrote:

> Right. I'm SURE we have all participated in those post-mortem
> discussions where all the 'professionals' who worked on the
> project sit
> around saying
>
> - It was my fault...
>
> - No, it was my fault...
>
> - Really, I insist -- it was my fault.
>
> - I INSIST on taking responsibility for this failed project!
>
> - Well, the buck stops with me.
>
> - NO! It stops with ME!!

Actually, I have, although the discussions haven't been quite that
hyperbolic. I've also been stuck in meetings that involved of a lot of
finger-pointing. It really depends on the kind of people you work with and
their level of professionalism.

Everyone screws up once in a while. The important thing is to get the
problem solved and move along.

Cheers ... Kim
http://www.pixelink.com/
The buck stops at tax time.




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