New boss

I am currently in an adjustment period with a new boss, which is always tough. Not only is the confidence among your superiors suddenly have to be re-earned, but suddenly all past decisions are re-opened. Decisions, like even implementing Windows 2003 before SP1 is released, are reevaluated. The assumption becomes whatever was done in the past was flawed and haphazzard until proven different. Everything needs to be proven or justified because “*I* think it is the best course” is nowhere near sufficient. It is times of pie charts, Visio diagrams, and trotting out reams of past documentation. Suddenly even the tools to accomplish the tasks you use need to be justified although they are already purchased and licensed.

In the end if reason wins out, the department could be stronger through the justification process. The new boss may have the capability to get respect for what the server team accomplishes, which is sorely lacking at the moment. At very least, having documentation, like server build documents and configurations, updated will improve the image of the department.

In the end, it comes down to one truism: Nerds hate change.

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  • Q

    Respect is earned buddy. And you have to give respect as well. Your new boss will not earn the respect you department will earn, you, the worker, will.

  • Q

    Respect is earned buddy. And you have to give respect as well. Your new boss will not earn the respect you department will earn, you, the worker, will.

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