to assign to someone the responsibility for doing something to entrust something to someone day-to-day office work like answering phones, typing, filing and entering data into a computer clerical work dull; lacking interest or excitement mundane low-status work that does not require much skill to do menial jobs the ability to analyse facts, assess a situation, apply knowledge and form a judgement critical thinking skills able to move quickly and easily agile likely to change quickly and unpredictably volatile to take action independently, without waiting to be told what to do to take the initiative