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  • 1.  Diversity

    Posted May 31, 2018 04:50 PM
    I saw this posted on Linked In and wanted to share it here.  We've chatted before about how women often take a more divergent career path and ultimately end up under-valued because of it.  This article addresses the idea that things like a non-traditional career path as well as gender diversity leads to more innovation within a company and innovation is tied to increased revenue.

    How and Where Diversity Drives Financial Performance

    What's something non-traditional about your career path that you feels adds innovative value to your current position?  

    For example, my crafty hobbies put me in a great position to design and maintain our outward facing documents in Create!Forms.  I picked up the object oriented programming intuitively and it has saved us money every time we want to change some thing about our invoices, checks, quotes, etc.  Prior to that, we ordered pre-printed forms and weren't able to make changes until we used up the "stock" we had.  I can now make changes in minutes.  When we changed banks, I updated our check layout and remit to address in just a few minutes once the new account was live instead of having to coordinate timing with multiple entities.

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    Jody Cronk
    Inventory Accountant
    Sutphen Corporation
    Dublin OH
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  • 2.  RE: Diversity

    Posted Jun 04, 2018 07:36 AM
    QUOTE:  "What's something non-traditional about your career path that you feels adds innovative value to your current position?"

    That is a great question Jody! :)

    Two things stand out to me.  One is being a mom of 3 and in every situation and daily task, I have found myself looking for a better way, a quicker and smarter way to get things done.  This habit built over years of motherhood has translated into every area of my life including my job, this is probably one of my biggest strengths in technology regarding innovation, because I am constantly looking at how technology can help us be better, stronger, and work smarter not harder in our business.

    The second would be during the time I took off after having 2 babies in 18 months.  I did a lot of online training and certification classes.  Built my own cottage industry for Web Design that brought in some mad money during the 4 years I stayed home.

    PS.  Still love to craft!


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    Holly Kutil ~ NAVUG All-Star
    American Ring/Business Intelligence Dir.
    Solon, OH 44139

    **Great Lakes Chapter**
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  • 3.  RE: Diversity

    Posted Jun 04, 2018 09:47 AM
    Holly, those are great examples!

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    Jody Cronk
    Inventory Accountant
    Sutphen Corporation
    Dublin OH
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  • 4.  RE: Diversity

    Posted Jun 05, 2018 10:42 AM
    Many, many years ago, I managed temporary help offices. In addition to the traditional offices, I managed "On Premise" locations. These were fully staffed offices at customer locations. At one of these locations we managed 3 shifts and 50-100 employees (depending on season) including general labor, skilled labor and administrative personnel. Recruiting, working with all levels within the company, participating in company management meetings, board presentations on performance metrics and day-to-day human resource and payroll management improved my communication and organization skills significantly. This job took me out of my comfort zone and had the greatest impact on my personal growth, greatly contributing to the foundation of knowledge I use in my business analyst role today.

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    Cynthia Priebe
    Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager
    Liberty Grove Software
    Grafton OH
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