Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Do better

I had a bit of an internal chat today about me. All very complimentary (of course) about how I'm very good at grasping top level stuff, seeing the bigger picture, understanding business needs, requirements, process. Of course (as is the nature of a sandwich) you have to put some criticism in, and it's that which is ultimately going to be the barrier to the pay rise you're after.

The advice I was given, and it's good advice. Is to focus on the granular detail and not just be aware of the top level. It's good to have respect, but you need to have trust too.

Good ways to manage this is to keep a prioritised list, (which I do) but make sure that the small stuff you deem unimportant isn't left so long it becomes important.

A late one once in awhile is a good thing, an extra 10 minutes a day to knock a few things out can save you a heap load of time.

Manage expectations, don't forget that your colleagues are "internal customers".

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