I’m now approaching the end of my six-month contract – and the good news is that I’ve been asked to stay on.
I took a call from the Global Chief Financial Officer of the company, suggesting I can add more value in a group role. They want to start exploring permanent roles with me. However, I’m still not sure going permanent in this role would be the right thing to do so my role has been extended for another six months, with the notice period enhanced from one month to three to offer greater stability.
From day one I was always comfortable coming into this role and was confident I would be successful. As I’ve said before, I’ve enjoyed it because it is a target-rich environment.
Have I completed the work I was taken on to do? Well, the more lids I lift, the more vital issues I find that need addressing. I thought this role might take 12 to 18 months to complete – I now think it could take a bit longer.
The more I know, the more change is required and I can see us making quantum leaps every quarter – and that could carry on for quite some time, maybe as long as two-and-a-half years.
But clearly, if they’re asking you to go permanent, you must be having some impact.