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Uni of Manchester IT director resigns after chopping 68 people

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In many (most?) organisations, the career progression for specialists (geek, engineer, scientist, teacher, etc) is to become a manager. There are two small problems with this, though.

Firstly, not everyone wants to move away from their specialism and become a manager. Heck, they may even enjoy their current work.

Secondly, some people just aren't any good at being a manager. They may be the mutt's nuts in their field, but they may not be management material.

Unfortunately, our friends in HR don't understand this...

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