In the old work era managers used to assign work to his people and follow up till its done. Now a days , folks in IT know what needs to be done before a manager can assign the work.
Well I don't tell my folks what needs to be done in more than 50% of the time. So how can i track who is doing quality work? I guess the new age manger has to expect his people to 'keep him in the loop' :)
So the new workforce can help his manager by giving the following support ....
* what am i currently working on?
* how long will it take?
* how difficult or complicated is the job?
* what help do i need from my manager?
So instead of waiting for a report from your people to understand what they are working on, its great to find out at the beginning