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Making a difference

Having helped some of my colleagues write their blogs and giving them ideas I now have the onerous task of writing my own!

So I started thinking about how, after working in the fashion industry and then managing one of the South’s leading musical theatre schools, did I end up working with a technology company? Everyone knows my prowess with IT! The answer is the criteria for me to be happy and successful is just the same, whatever the industry. It is all about the people I work with and the passion I have for what I do. I take great pride in the work that I produce and I believe I can make a difference. 

Whatever the product or the service you are involved with, if you don’t relate to the people you work with you will never get the best out of your working day. I am lucky enough to never really know what each day will bring, but I do know that if it involves people then all is good. It gives me the greatest of pleasure when people ask for my advice or ask for an opinion but it equally gives me great pleasure to continue to learn from others and take their advice on the way forward and face new challenges.

For over 25 years I worked for C&A, a major worldwide fashion retailer who believe strongly in family values. They pride themselves on treating each and every member of their staff as part of their family; with respect, care and understanding. To this day I hope I impart this trait.

At Enhanced you live in a world of high technology, ever changing systems and fast pace development, but one thing that never changes is people and the need to relate, communicate and appreciate them. I remain passionate about what I do, because of the people I work with and because I want to make a difference

Probably time to get off my hobby horse but a lesson I was taught by my late father and one I continue to live by is that in business you need to be ‘ loved a little, hated a little and respected one hell of a lot’. Well I hope I am not hated too much but the mantra is so true. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, or who you are, believe in yourself, treat others how you would like to be treated, and together you can and will make a difference.

Author: Gail Pilling, 12 July

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