As my thoughts wander on financial figures, structures, equipment and manpower I am on top of as a manager, I began to feel that there is more to be improved in terms of efficiency and effectiveness in simultaneously handling such resources. Should there be more explorations in areas of development, I think it would be the further understanding and application of Information Technology (IT).
Living in this fast-paced and competitive era, I am automatically drawn towards accessing all resorts such as those that were developed by our software engineers or IT experts – whatever you call them, so to cope up with urgent demands. One of the most useful applications in our mobile phones in terms of storing important documents is our Adobe Reader or iBooks for IOS. With the accessibility offered by our mobiles, we can conveniently open files that we need in less than a second to read as the situation calls. Just the previous week, we had an executive visit in Atria Park District. Normally, the executives of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) would ask questions from the property managers, expecting that they know their managed properties very well up to the most minute detail. To aid my boss in the possible queries, I emailed the breakdown of areas for each development in the whole estate via Outlook and such will then be downloaded in chosen app such as iBooks / Adobe Reader as mentioned. Right before they landed in Iloilo, my boss, as the one who usually accompanies them, received and recalled important figures and information – he is now prepared.
Not only does IT function as storing and accessing documents, but it also aids in the productivity of the user. The most exploited software in my laptop is the MS Outlook where I (i) receive and send emails, (ii) list tasks, (iii) schedule activities in my calendar and (iv) capture my colleagues’ information. This has helped me organized my mountain-high work load that in spite of the option to ignite the cigar or eat at Sweet Cravings, I am enabled to manage the stress in feeling that I am on top of everything through MS Outlook.
“I am enabled to manage the stress in feeling that I am on top of everything through MS Outlook.”
When it comes to financial, the most flexible program is the MS Excel wherein I feel that I can do anything in playing numeric figures. From the basic commands down to complicated and rarely-used ones, MS Excel seems to be unlimited in function. One of awed tools is the Goal Seek under What-If Analysis. Such tool is used when I compute for the association dues of a particular property given the approved budget and accurate areas per sqm. of each tenant or unit. For further details in using Goal Seek, you may proceed to this link: https://support.office.com.
As a civil engineer and a millennial, I am well acquainted with such technology and thus it is quick and easy for me to learn even those which are yet to come. I think the only problem in this age is the selection of the type of IT that we are to embrace. Not that there are harmful IT or good ones, but this is more of an option between better and best. In this postmodern age, such are relative but leave it to our minds to guide us to suit which IT is perfect and relevant for each of us given ceteris paribus. Boggling as it seems – man continues to develop IT yet IT has helped developed man into his full potential.
“Man continues to develop IT yet IT has helped developed man into his full potential.”
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