Re: What a Tech Writer Really Does

Subject: Re: What a Tech Writer Really Does
From: Doug Nickerson <Doug_Nickerson -at- ONSETCOMP -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 12:10:58 -0500

Andrew (obviously not a mere "tasker"), wrote:

>What what you're describing, Jason (a.k.a. Slagathor), is a
>"service-oriented" work ethic opposed to a "task-oriented" work ethic.
> Most people are "taskers." They do what they are told and nothing
>else. They define their boundaries very tightly and they resent
>having them moved. These people are okay workers but terrible
>leaders. They need to be very closely managed. Most employees fit
>this category. They focus on the tool and task.

Most people start their working lives doing tasks--often tasks that others
ask them to do. From there, some are able to ascend the heights of
self-regulation, then of self-management. Only a select few, however, ever
ascend to the
the rarified heights of self-congratulation.

Doug Nickerson
Bourne, MA.
doug_nickerson -at- onsetcomp -dot- com

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