Just Ask Already: The Result

So I mentioned yesterday how I was unsure about how things were going forward with some of the work that I do. Today we had the conversation and as I hoped, the plan is that I will start using the tool and running the reports myself, as well as spending more time on analysing.

We also discussed the current state of reporting and a shared interest in getting everything as automated as possible. This puts me in a position where they will rely quite heavily on my skills as there is nobody else on the team at the same level in Excel and VBA.

Now that we’ve had the discussion, I am much more aware of my opportunities and much surer of my future. I was becoming concerned, but I can see that actually, the team is just moving forward. This highlights how very important communication is, because it would have been very easy for me to become completely disheartened and lose faith.


There isn’t a structured plan, but I am definitely in a better place today than I was yesterday, and it looks like there is going to be more of the support I wanted to move myself forward.

I’m still going to be doing what I can at home in my own time to develop and get ahead, I already made the mistake of waiting for things to happen for me, now is not the time to get complacent.

I’m going to keep looking into the research and studies around performance incentives and other methods of boosting productivity, for myself and others, because I think that learning about how different people work is a lot of fun!

So far my writing is going well since I stopped holding myself to the habit tracker and an arbitrary target like a thousand words. I’m hoping that as I keep myself writing, it will flow better and more easily so that I am constantly providing valuable posts to people that take the time to read them.

Maybe this one is a bit more about personal insight than development, but I hope that at least one person can see themselves in me and takes a step towards their goals after reading this post.

Until the next one, good luck and remember, just ask!

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