or LinkedIn here http://uk.linkedin.com/in/tonysmiththathousingitguy
Well no doubt about it, at sometime you will be or encounter one of these characters. They are all essential in the fabric of things.
All are expensive, although there is no free lunch. Don't fool yourself that there is.
If you have internal expertise, you don't need external consultants or your HMS/system supplier or consultant to supply those expensive needs. Finding your own IT or system staff is not easy, but if you find the right animals you may have hit gold.
They may come from your local college or Uni and will need some coaching, but they will save you £000,s if they replace the repetitive days you take from your system supplier. Find and nurture these characters, as it will be at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives.
Offer them 3 days a week as a 3 month trial. If they shape up, make it a 6-12 month arrangement. They will appreciate the freedom of two days to do what they will. That's their time.
For goodness sake, keep them if they are good.
The same thing goes for consultants. Don't take what's in fashion, stick with people who understand your organisation, is flexible and delivers results.
Read on to Better Reporting, have safety in your numbers:
Let me leave you with this track of the day. If its not a good thing, don't waste your time and residents money on it my friends.
(c) Tony Smith, Acutance Consulting www.acutanceconsulting.co.uk 07854655009
PS As usual, if there are subjects you might like me to tackle on this blog, please get in touch and let me know!
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