CADDManager on October 22nd, 2008
This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Adding Value

I mentioned the question about whether being at your job actually brings value to your firm.  In other words, is  you firm better off because you are there? Lets take a closer look at this question and first ask “Does your position actually add value?” We will look at this from the perspective of your […]

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CADDManager on October 23rd, 2008
This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Adding Value

More ways of knowing if you firm thinks that the CAD Manager position really is valuable…  Don’t think of the person when reviewing these questions – think of the position itself.  Would the answers be yes to these questions no matter who filled the spot? Is the CAD Manager accountable for resources like people, technology, […]

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CADDManager on October 27th, 2008
This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Adding Value

We have been looking at the nature of the position you fill as CAD Manager and found several spots that may need review before you delve into the value that you may personally bring to the position.  You may want to go back and read the first three installments of this series before you go […]

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CADDManager on October 28th, 2008
This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Creativity is valuable. Not many have it in great quantities. Not many use it to their advantage. CAD Managers can bring value to their firm by being creative in their approach to management, problem solving and decision making. Creative thinking can take on many flavors. It can come from many places. Tons of input is […]

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CADDManager on October 29th, 2008
This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Adding Value

CAD Managers give structure to CAD processes. Are you providing the structure that your firm needs?  Structure comes from more than just the CAD Standards. Here are a few things that provide structure to your firm: 1.  Purchasing processes. I have talked about having an approved software list when I wrote on Preventative CAD Management […]

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CADDManager on November 4th, 2008
This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Often it is sheer determination that allows progress to be made in the area of CAD Management. The site thefreedictionary.com defines determination as: a. Firmness of purpose; resolve b. A fixed intention or resolution It has also been said that determination is the ability to look past ostacles and not just stare at them. Winston […]

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CADDManager on November 5th, 2008
This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Let’s get moving!!! Come on – we can do this Don’t stop now – we are really close It will get better. All of these comments above come from the enthusiasm that can be generated by the CAD Manager. Just being energized and excited about the future can make things happen. Do you generate excitement […]

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CADDManager on November 6th, 2008
This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Intuition Intuition is the capacity of knowing something without necessarily using a rational processes. It is a gut feeling and a sense that something lies beneath the surface or behind the screen. Knowing what that unspoken “thing” means can be a great advantage to your firm. It allows you to move past the surface and […]

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CADDManager on March 3rd, 2016
This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Adding Value

Way back in 2008 I began a series that I want to continue. It was on the topic of adding value by being the best you can be for your firm and users. I covered several topics and here are the links: What Value do you Bring? Do You Add Value? – The Position Do […]

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