The funny thing about being a technocrat is the goal is to end my work. Create solutions for everything, but it a true Moving The Goal Post situation. As soon as one has crafted the solution, there are improvements needed. As soon as it is perfect, there are new business processes and objectives. And then vendors stop supporting it, so one needs to architect the replacement whether the same product or something new.
While a Sisyphean effort to reach done, it is job security. There is always seems to be something that needs doing.
My favored path is to automate my work. Scripts to perform precise and routine and simple tasks get scheduled. They do their thing faster than I can. They do their thing more consistently than I can. Overall, I would say they are a better employee.
They take things off my plate such that I can focus on the work that is more engaging.
I consider my scripts to be my direct reports. The work they do reflects on me. I am responsible for their job performance. If they break down, then I am the one holding the bag to clean up the mess.
From A world without work published July 08, 2020 at 06:39AM.