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A disturbing trend in misplaced accountability at companies
I've begun to notice a disturbing trend at companies when it comes to misplacing expected accountability.

Workers are often expected to be "proactive" by hounding others to ensure they complete parts of their tasks. When someone drops the ball, or there was simply too much to do and not enough time to do it in so something got missed, it's often the one that needed the work done, and not just the one expected to do the work, that gets chastised for not 'following up'.

So let me get this straight; either you hired someone who can't do their job or you scheduled too much for them to do, and you expect to hold me accountable for your or their problem? No, that's not the way it works. Hounding others isn't going to make it get done faster and instead, quite often, makes things take longer. Surprising how that works, no?
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mai_neh From: mai_neh Date: November 18th, 2013 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Squeaky Wheel is now a profession!
zimzat From: zimzat Date: November 20th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait, what?

I kind of get the squeaky wheel reference, but how does that apply to making it a profession?
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