By k | December 9, 2009 - 6:00 am - Posted in Corporate Games

Currently I’m working a bridge position.
The last employee left.
The position was vacant for a month.
I was brought in for year end.
Eventually another employee will be hired.

There is always a temptation
to improve processes and procedures
while in a bridge position.

Resist that temptation.

There are usually other employees
who are familiar with
what the previous person did.
(My current contract is the exception)

If you change things,
no one except for yourself
can help the new person out
and
you’ll be gone.
If the new person doesn’t grasp everything
in that week (or day or hour or…)
of training,
she’ll be on her own.

Suggest improvements to the new hire.
Document current processes and procedures.
Put together a training manual.
Clean up old messes.
Those are some ways to add value.

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