Routines are useful to accelerate a series of steps and do so errorless. Every morning, we all probably have a routine to sleep the most we can and arrive on time to school/work. In BlendZ, I have a routine in the way I count the money, account for expenses and even for the way we set up the change for a sale. However, our advertising campaigns can't be routinized; people get bored of repetitiveness, but the process through which somebody goes to create that ad campaign can. What I mean is, routines are always effective when applied to an extent where they don't have a negative impact on creativity. As human beings, we like change and new things, and that's when we start getting sick of routines.
As in BlendZ over the past semester, my work as the finance director seems to be simple and routinized. However, after about six months at the role I feel I am about to arrive to the moment in which I'm about to arrive to the perfect balance in routines and systems. As I've been exploring several softwares and ways to do things to which I was new not so long ago, I've been constantly learning through experience. Now, I have enough criteria to set up an effective system for the most important tasks related to my role.
But what about the guy who takes over my role? He'll find a set of systems working smoothly and won't find trouble making them run in order. But how is he supposed to enjoy his role as I did mine; if I the role meant for me going through a completely new quest full of learning experiences which slowly built on each other to finally establish a set of rules, to the things that deserve having rules. And going into underemployment once again, it's different to just follow some rules than to define a role. If I had just been given a series of orders explaining how to count the money and where to keep it safe I would have quitted my role! But certainly my role embarked much more than that.
Now, I do have systems working for everything related to finance. Those will be established and passed on. The ones who involve other sections of the company will be taught taught to the class. But my challenge isn't to do just this. I want to set goals and challenges or anything needed to make the future finance role as exciting and rich in terms of learning as mine was; otherwise, lack of motivation to the new leader will be seen and in some way will **ck up the company's culture.