Monday, September 10, 2012

Mostly, I work as a change agent. That is, I come into a company and have to improve work practices, introduce new methods and install new systems. This is CHANGE!
Over the years, the best way I have found to go about this, is to have a project mentality. I think of a beginning and an end. I convert all the issues and problems that I am faced with into projects. I do this, before I jump into and take charge of matters. Spending time on the “big picture, and setting up a road map ( or a series of road maps) is key. Once this is done, I start assembling my team – both internal and external – my support staff. Then it is to draw up individual and joint tasks ( responsibilities), timelines of completion, other resources ( space, software, supplies, training etc) needed and all this goes into a road map. I used to do this on an excel workbook; today I am doing it on collaboration tools – Basecamp and Asana – collaboration software. I am looking into Central desktop and Sharepoint. What I want to eliminate, with the use of these tools, is the waste of time in status updates. My team and I are learning these tools and I hope to eliminate e-mails, file sharing , phone messages to a large extent. When we meet, and it is regularly, it will be creative and knowledge sharing, rather than tedious “getting everyone on the same page” work.
I have realized, a lot of my work can be turned into a project orientation that enables me to delegate better, fix responsibilities better, avoid “he said/she said” confusion and see a definite finish line. The new social collaboration tools are great!!

Mohamed Noohu

Mohamed Noohu

MSNCFO founder Mohamed Noohu has over 25 years of varied work experience as Controller, CFO, and business owner. His background reflects diverse industries, company sizes and stages of growth, including very large, well-established multi-nationals in the oil services, logistics, transportation and Insurance industries, mid-sized companies in electronics distribution, and several start-up companies.


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