Our manager is monitoring the Git commits on all of our projects; usually this isn't a problem, and I love the fact that version control provides a log of all work that's happening, especially for later auditing and analysis (in case anything goes wrong).
However, the manager has made a few comments asking what people are working on when he sees a commit that reads "style fixes" or any commit message that does not reference a ticket number in our task management system.
Is there a social or technical solution to this?
Further information: this is a maintenance project, so there's a bunch of "had to do A then B then C and then D and then finally got to implement X" tasks happening.
More information: the particular commit message that raised a flag with the manager was close to "included a better way to X, Y and Z" which is more of a refactoring message rather than a simple stylistic fix.