My adventures at a local government agency are coming to an end this Friday. Since my last post I carved a position of trust, knowledge and influencing leadership.
- in the shared fleet a car got named after me
- people in my team ask me for advise on how to deal with complex situations, act on it, and get the job done and out of an uncomfortable position
- people not in my team use me for mentoring
- senior managers across the agency appreciate how I resolve challenges in various projects
- when I manage the team while the usual manager is on secondment the service levels and team sentiment stay on the already top level
- my architecture change leadership is recognised as thoughtful and practical
- a sincere trust relationship exists between my manager and myself
So, why the change?
An opportunity arose which a friend advised me off. Joining an organisation where I could bring in my previous skills in managing technology operations and also be part in leading a change process looked to me as a challenge that I love to take on. Early days it is, although I already met with the people I’m working with a few times and the feeling is we are on the same wave length.
- a re-active environment needs to be boosted to be a leading one
- service delivery methods and practices need to be transformed away from high demand for low value tasks to requests for business value services
- changing the team spirit to being proud of Technology Operations
That’s not happening over night and is still first impressions. Expect from now on regular posts again!