“Just In Case” Isn’t Justified

Frank fought to accomplish all of his work among the many management meetings he was asked to attend.  Although he was occasionally asked about his department’s activities, the questions were ones that most of his colleagues were capable of covering; he often felt like he was invited ‘just in case’.

This realization inspired Frank’s plot to plant people in his place at most meetings.  Beyond covering his responsibilities and making time to complete other work, Frank was also giving the junior members on his team the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge while interacting with other departments.

He still attends some meetings, even if it’s just for the parts that concern him.  By missing meetings, Frank has developed a competent team that able to fill in for him – just in case.