A very diverse, fun and very educational enviroment to work in
A typical day would be making sure that all in my team have what they need to make their working day easier. Dealing with creditors making sure that they have been paid, that travel arrangments have been made properly, always being observant by looking for a gap or a need in the flow of administration department to speed up the flow of document processing and keeping an eye on individual's individual expenditure and claims. Making sure that my immediate reportees are at their optimum level and are always positive.
Being such a diverse enviroment filled with so many highly educated individual from all over the world I have leant to focus a large amount of time on the individual as they spent most of there day in the enviroment i find it very important not to overlook that aspect. It's not just about the job but the individual performing the job.
To be a good manager is not to manage but to be a good guide to be a good example to know when to follow and when to lead, to be able to admit that because your title reads manager does not always mean you are always right and always know everything. To be open minded and listen to the needs.
I found that the best part of the day walking into work in the morning being able to smile and say good morning to all my co workers. These are the people who rely on you and you rely on to achieve a common goal.
The hardest part of the job was leaving it, but the most enjoyable part was working there.