What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Information Technology (IT) Director in Los Angeles:
"Actively Listen, enlist participation from subordinates."
Indecision will create chaos, change may be good, own you accomplishments and mistakes. Enjoy what you do.
Information Technology (IT) Director in Seattle:
Wish I knew just how behind everything was, and that the stress level would be enormous.
Information Technology (IT) Director in San Antonio:
"The stresses of working in the IT industry."
Learn to be very patient and never take anything personal.
Information Technology (IT) Director in Indianapolis:
"Size Up Expectations."
Evaluate your predecessor's work practices and habits to understand expectations across job functions and constituent groups.
Information Technology (IT) Director in Fort Worth:
"Its not as hard as it seems initially."
Talk with your superiors often; get clear on your responsibilities; and work with your boss to design the first 6 months of goals/priorities; work hard daily, but always make time to cultivate relationships.