Division of Labor

Maybe it's a sign of my deficient public school education*, but I always thought that in the workplace it was a manager's job to keep track of stuff, and a worker's job to do work.

Why do I always seem to spend significant portions of my work day maintaining project spreadsheets, updating tracking databases, reporting on dashboards, and entering hours in timesheets?

You shouldn't even take this as a crisiticism of my current employer. This describes most of the places I've worked.

2009.09.16 at 9:30am EDT