Documentation Is What My Team Actually Remembers Me For

11/24/20181 Min Read — In Office

I often wonder what kind of mark am I leaving behind at work. Attempting to have some self-awareness and introspection on what I bring to a particular table. What I want to be known for (empowering people to help themselves and empower others) versus what people actually tell me is quite different.

Over the last year or so, I will encounter a former colleague and they will tell me "We STILL use all your documentation!" or "Sheree you would be so proud of me, I started a wiki at my new company!" or "we had some turnover and no one knew how anything worked, thank GOD for all those confluence pages you made!".

I'll take it.