Expanding the Mindset
Created on Friday, 21 August 2015 13:40
Written by Dr. Cait Murray
We have entered exciting times at SSC. We are expanding.
It is exciting, we can do so much more with extra resource to call upon and extra skill sets to work with.
It is scary as there is an extra responsibility. The ethos of what has been created over the past 5 years is precious and we want to ensure that remains intact but we also want to balance new ideas, new approaches and fresh thinking.
It is flattering, we have new people that are experts in their field, highly respected individuals, who have worked with the SSC core team before and these people still want to join, to work with us and together take the SSC forwards. That increase in belief of what we are doing is very powerful and energising.
For a CEO of a small organisation it is particularly challenging. Inducting new people into the team means that you have to articulate and formalise thoughts, concepts and methods that you take for granted. It is a great opportunity to take a pause and reflect - is what we are doing today what we actually set out to achieve and are the deviations justifiable? Fortunately this work has gone very well for SSC and we all feel that the values that we wanted to convey are still at the forefront of what we do and how we do it.
Formalising procedures, processes and bringing some regular systems into place is still on-going. That's harder as we have to work out what happened historically, compare with what does happen today and project to what could happen in the future. This too is interesting and worthwhile.And whilst all that is on-going we have still to achieve the daily on-going tasks.
We are growing up in very many ways.