|Gettysburg Day 1 Battlefield|
Photo by Eric Ziegler
I work in IT and provide tools and technologies to the entire enterprise. I am responsible for delivering these tools and technologies to people in the globally. At the surface, I can declare success or that I have won by stating that I implemented the technology and tool. But that is much too easy of an answer, and while I could be happy, in the long run, I know that if I just deliver the tools and technologies I really have not won, and I am not as happy as I could be.
Success in my job is about delivering the tools and technologies but is much deeper than that. It includes helping people learn how to use the tools and technologies to enhance how they do their job. I am successful when I am able to talk with business areas, listen to what they do today and provide ideas on how they could use a technology to improve how they work. I am successful when a business area uses the technology and incorporates it into their business processes. I win when a business area uses a technology and they are much more effective in working with each other and their customers / clients.