I'm not going to CC you on this
January 26, 2010 10:12 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to respond gracefully to perceived micromanagement at work?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I do (mostly) business development work for a small IT consulting firm. I'm an educated professional with several years of experience in similar roles, and I've worked here for a year. I communicate with subcontractors, clarify requirements for proposals, etc. -- I don't generally work directly with clients. Today one of the principals (whom I work with closely) told me that he wants me to CC him on all of my emails related to business development. Practically speaking this is pretty much every external email I send.
I already copy him on any emails that seem of sufficient importance to require his review. I'm not perfect, but I know that I do good work and I work hard. Am I wrong to feel that his request demonstrates a lack of trust in my work? Is there a way to communicate the way I feel about this without seeming obstreperous?