163: Team adulting

How much “adulting” do you get to do at work?

  • Managing the managed: If oversight accompanies well-documented, peer-reviewed tasks, competence is in question. Adulting: bring trusted to use the processes you were led to use.
  • Pouring over time sheets: If time sheets are studied for ethical use, integrity is in question. Adulting: being trusted to do the right thing.
  • Security clearance level 14: If fancy internal protection systems must be in place, trust is in question. Adulting: being trusted to protect team secrets.

Doing work that matters needs trust. Trust is determined by character. Character can’t be fixed by micromanaging.

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