RE: manager credibility

Subject: RE: manager credibility
From: "T. Word Smith" <techwordsmith -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 19:24:14 -0800 (PST)

Sounds good, Bill. Your thoughts on approaches are all
reasonable, and sound.

Unfortunately, the "mommyfication of management" is
alive and well. Managing using the "stick and stick
approach is alive and well, in allegedly modern
companies as well as the blue-suit ones.

I like your thoughts and approach but, sometimes, it
just ain't so.

--- Bill Swallow <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:

> ::: This is 2004, and a highly competitive global
> economy.
> ::: Managerial "techniques"
> ::: based on the premise that "you have to do what I
> tell you
> ::: to do because I'm the
> ::: mommy" are as obsolete as "my way or the
> highway." Pushing
> ::: and leading are
> ::: fundamentally different activities, and the
> majority of
> ::: managers seem stuck on
> ::: the idea of authoritarian techniques;
> specifically, those
> ::: managers are
> ::: incompetent to manage virtual teams of highly
> skilled
> ::: individuals in
> ::: geographically dispersed locations.
> OK... So, did you just get spanked by a remote
> manager or was there a point
> to this question-turned-rant?

Probably he did. I don't begrudge him that, but,
again, your points are well made.


"Money makes the world go 'round is an incomplete statement; money is the fuel, and stupidity is the short bus that burns it." (Bill Swallow-02/04)

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