What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Operations Manager in Terrace:
"Defined Roles and Responsibilities."
Confirm scope of work, roles and responsibilities at time of hire (in writing).
Operations Manager in Winnipeg:
"The potential impact on people's lives."
There's a great deal of responsibility as a manager. Your time is split between managing and leading. Managing has business impacts however effective leadership can change people's lives...be prepared.
Operations Manager in Belleville:
Be prepared to work long hours and have lots of stress to deal with. You are a loaner. You set the example and have no one to discuss your concerns with.
Operations Manager in Toronto:
"It's a lot of work."
Your goal is to complete your work. There is a certain amount of continuity that needs consideration between the time you leave work and when you arrive again. These times are also your responsibility. Work on those times early on in your week so you don't fall behind at the later.
Operations Manager in Kamloops:
"Share The Load."
If you are heading in this direction you would want to make sure that you have gone back to Uni and obtained a qualification within Human Resources.
You may think this odd however a good operations manager is someone who knows his/her game. We are good at what we do because we know our business, we know how to move pieces around the chess board and we know how manage multiple situations at any given point in time. Where we are lacking is in the communication/interaction department. Try it you will only benefit.