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Comment: Re:Contingency For Ethernet (Score -1) 811

by ExtremeGoatse! (#13403013) Attached to: Uneducated IT Managers, and How to Deal?
Just to start out with, I am a technical IT manager, and I'm quite knowledgeable about everything that my department works on.

Now, that being said, to do my job, you don't have to be a technical whiz. It certainly helps, but isn't a requirement.

Many good managers of technical departments are not technical themselves. They work on budgets, planning, and leave the technical decision making up to their underlings. If, as a manager, they employ qualified, knowledgable employees, he can rely on their skills for the technical stuff, and he can use his managerial skills to keep the department happy, funded and well-respected.

The technical guys can do what they are good at, and the manager can do what he is good at.

Now, if your manager is non-technical, as well as a being poor at budgeting, politics and management, I agree with the department sitting down with the company president as a group and explain the situation.

What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.

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