Spending some time this evening writing down thoughts and strategies around some impending changes at work (one thing I’ve learnt that stays the same at Microsoft… Change!) and I thought of one of my favorite GapingVoid cartoons.
I’m not worried that there is change ahead – in fact it’s probably a very healthy thing as we react to changing conditions and adapt. My biggest concern with any change is that I will continue to be successful – both in how I’m perceived but also in how I feel I’m being utilized. The latter is probably more important… if I’m not challenged and feel that I’m able to rise to the challenge in a meaningful way then am I in the right job?
Once again Hugh summed it up very well (it was this cartoon that helped cement my decision to join Microsoft)
I came a fairly long way to do what I’m doing today, and hopefully in the last 18 months the big deliverables as well as the smaller ones have helped in their own little way to improve peoples perception of what Microsoft is (especially in the Web space). Going home is not on the agenda!
There’s change ahead… but it’s all for the good.