almost seems people who reach senior positions are expected to be more than
human. Or less than human. Anyway, somehow different to “real” people.
This is understandable to an extent. The distinction
between the managers or executives and the organisation they represent
becomes blurred. Suddenly, to a degree which increases with seniority, you
are “them”, no longer “us”. If someone needs to make an unpleasant
decision, guess who it is? And everyone knows it.
In fact, of course, senior people are as human as
anybody, but it is not always possible to admit to human characteristics
like being a little uncertain of the best way to proceed, or being short of
time to devote to all the projects you’d like to forge ahead with.
And when you need some extra assistance, you cannot
always turn to your staff; they have their own jobs to do and expect you to
help, not unload your overflow.
The people you report to are likely to expect you to
solve your own problems though, so what do you do when time presses?
There are two answers.
is to work longer hours. Take papers home to read and review, use your home
internet connection to catch up on office emails or research. Spend “just
an hour or two” of the weekend in the office, or arrive early and leave
second answer, and superior answer, is Information Services Otago Limited’s
Discrete, experienced assistance as and when you need it, whether to help
you get a new initiative under way, undertake a research project or product
evaluation, or simply to be your eyes and ears in a “second place at once”.
You could think of it as a butler for your business.
I need more time, but it really needs to be my
time, not a temp or consultant.
staff from Information Services
Otago Limited will work with you to do what you’d do - just the way
you’d do it yourself.
I’m always on the job. I need a life!
can help you get your life
back, while you do your job better.