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.