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Managing “In-the-Workplace” Balance

October 25, 2010

As I write this, I just wrapped up an evening working from home on a pretty cool and exciting side project for my company.

As a sales guy, of course my primary objective is to bring revenue in early and often.  That’s a role that I relish, and something that I openly welcome.  That being said, occasionally a chance to work on a strategic level comes your way and you can help the team out in other ways in planning a sales model, changing market focus, contributing to a new product design, etc.  While these do not directly relate in the short-term to my primary responsibility, they do ultimately have an impact on the business being done, and if successful should help the bottom line of the business as well as the commission report.

So the struggle becomes – adhering to your regular responsibilities that you KNOW are important, while being pulled into the more intriguing, SEXY tasks that deviate from the norm.  They don’t equate to immediate wins, but the potential is big, and could very well put you on the map and gain big props from your management team.

SO – your input is needed!  Leave some comments and thoughts on how you’ve handled situations like these.  Don’t forget to follow for responses!

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One Comment
  1. Joe DiCioccio permalink
    October 26, 2010 9:01 pm

    so what I take this mean is that this type of additional responsibility leads to professional growth, future commissions and potential advancement, (if done correctly and on time).

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