Monday, January 14, 2008
Dealing With Ambiguity at Work
Part of being a Program Manager is dealing with ambiguity. But like all people, I sometimes have problems with this myself. Especially with my current job. I am the trailblazer at my work when it comes to Program Management. It never really had a program management office which means I need to start it from nothing.
In the past few weeks, I have found myself in a situation where I didn't know what to do next. For someone like me who is action oriented, this can be very frustrating. There seems to be so much to do, I don't really know where to start.
In times like this, the best thing you can do is just try to break it down into really small and manageable steps. That is, just do something, evaluate, and then do something again. Otherwise, you will find yourself in decision paralysis. It's the same in all aspects of life, especially financial. Can't save money? Start small and build on it? Don't know how to invest money? Open up a brokerage account and invest a small sum of money in an index fund. Don't know how to make money fast? Start a website and just figure it out :)