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Susan's original question was (in my own words) "how can a manager tell if
people are wasting time?"
My answer was that a manager can easily tell when people are wasting
time--and without having to micro-manage. The obvious hallmarks of a
time-waster (as listed previously) surface quickly and are self-evident.
I've managed a writing group (so far) for three years--and I've seen all
the tricks I listed.
'Nuff said. I've wasted enough time on this thead.
Phillip C. Wilkerson
Manager of Technical Communications
Allen Systems Group, Inc.
> From: Don Smith <dsmith -at- ACCESSBEYOND -dot- COM>
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Wasting time??
> Date: Thursday, April 03, 1997 3:13 PM
> "How about, learn to recognize when your own or your colleagues'
> behavior and symptoms are telling you that something needs
> change, vacation, etc.
> Peter Gold"
> Right on, Peter. It also seemed to be proving the old axiom that
> people would be *much* happier if they were a Tech Writer, not a
> Writer Manager. I have found that when I am (overly?) concerned
> what others are doing every minute, it is time I back off and
> Don Smith
> Tech Writer
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