Re[2]: Corporate writing group structure

Subject: Re[2]: Corporate writing group structure
From: Virginia Day <Virginia_Day -at- DATACARD -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 10:26:34 -0500

We have the best (or worst) of both worlds. I report to a Tech Pubs
Manager for administrative issues, and assignments flow through him,
but I'm responsible for my work to a project team leader. My project
team leader sometimes knows more about my day-to-day schedule and
workload than my administrative manager, and its a greater challenge
to have Tech Pubs standards when each writer gets direction from the
team they work with. We're pretty flexible here, and so it works, but
I've worked where there are power struggles. Your company climate has
a big impact. Also, teams can compete for the "good" writers which
causes division among the writers, making standards and cooperation
even harder.

Regards, Virginia


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Subject: Re: Corporate writing group structure
Author: "Key;Sharon" <skey -at- AGEDWARDS -dot- COM> at Internet
Date: 10/2/97 10:14 AM


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Larry Weber pondered:

Presently, the writers in our company are assigned to a particular
product. These writers report to the product manager. One of the
management honchos wants to hire a Writing Manager and have all writers
report to that person. This would allow them to distribute writers to
different products more efficiently. It's said that the writers will be
"experts" in a particular product, but will help out as needed on
others.

I'm not exactly thrilled about this. I like to dig my teeth into a
product and contribute to the design--something I fear will be difficult
if I'm being reassigned to different products often.

Anyone have any experience--good or bad--in such a transition?

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We're in the same boat. I would appreciate seeing responses to this query
posted to the list.

Sharon Key

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