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in thread The crime under reusability

It all depends on how the company defines the responsibility of each role. It would be unfair to sack a person, if oneís role even does not allow/give the opportunity to question.

Theoretically, if some one with a higher rank approved your coding or design, you now holds much less responsibility on your own, instead the approvers are the main focus. If approval is just a signature with no responsibility and risk, it is too easy to be a manager, and the organization will not roll.

I agree with you that the designer should be sacked/demoted, as he is not capable. In this case, programmers are innocent, first they were not given opportunity to question, and secondly I donít think the company expected them to have enough knowledge to question. (I am not saying that they really didnít have the knowledge, what I am saying is that one should not be blamed for not delivering, if they were not responsible for delivering.)

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Re: The crime under reusability
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Dec 01, 2003 at 17:14 UTC
    Theoretically, if some one with a higher rank approved your coding or design, you now holds much less responsibility on your own, instead the approvers are the main focus. If approval is just a signature with no responsibility and risk, it is too easy to be a manager, and the organization will not roll.

    I've worked both in US and European "corporate cultures", and I've often been asked about differences. This is one of the differences I often point out: the American tendency to avoid responsibility, and to look for a scape goat. As long as I've a signature of some manager, I'm safe. Or Yes, I know it's foolish, but he's senior management, I'm not going to question him. I think this is also the reason why in the USA there's less initiative coming from the 'lower ranks' that it happens in Europe. Perhaps that's why workers in Europe have the same productivity as US ones, while working far less hours.

    Abigail