TaskStream and the Augmentation of Management Business and management understand the relationship between the interface and The Job very well. To enforce - might as well say "augment" - a particular niche of management, our university mandated the use of TaskStream. Staff and management use it, but few faculty bother - and for good reasons. Learning the software is to learn management's preferred method of behavior, its values, its myopia. Learning TaskStream is learning to get on as a manager - which is, in essence, to become a data entry employee. TaskStream augments management at the very cost of taking up a better position.