Friday, August 31, 2007

What Does A Manager Do?

A reader writes, "Please tell me what a manager does."

Please write your best definition in comments of what a manager does in your workplace. I happen to know this reader is a manager, so we're not looking for a diatribe on how useless managers truly are. She really wants to know what her job is. And, yes, she did ask her boss, read her job description, and talk to those she supervises. No one seems to know specifically how she is supposed to fill her day when her one hour or so of duties has passed. So now we're taking her question to the masses, and hoping you can comment specifically on your own workplace.

I will be in transit to the Great American West today so your comments make take a while to appear, but I appreciate them greatly.