Re: he should not have needed to
Companies that give their managers offices that cut them off from their people are also asking for trouble
I used to work for a boss whom I considered to be remarkable - he never appeared to do a damn thing, but every one of us in the team knew exactly what was going on, all the time. Light-touch management at its very best.
Then he got an office away from the ret of us, and I realised that we were just hearing all his phone calls; he really was doing nothing...