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Technical vs Administrative

By etsaner ·
I've been a technical hands-on person,but am now in a manegerial position for 12 months and find that I'm doing more admin stuff than technical. Question is: how do I move up the manegerial hierarchy (I'm also enjoying this admin duties) and also retain my technical skills?

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Smaller company

by Mouse In reply to Technical vs Administrati ...

Have you ever considered working for a smaller company? I think you will find that you get to use both of these powerful tools. There is always lots of technical work to be done and managerial jobs as well.

OR if you want to stay where you are you might try creating some chargable technical work for existing clients which you can show as a new profit center for the firm allowing the firm to find someone else for the administrative chores.

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by Al Macintyre In reply to Smaller company

I have worked my whole career for family owned businesses in which I get to do everything in computing.

Programming / Analysis / Testing / Operations / Security / Help Desk / Project Development / Research / End User Training / Hardware hook ups / Repairs / Implementation / Conversions / the list is endless.

I have also worked at mid sized operations where there were 2-3 people & these type responsibilities got divied up such that one person might do all the work that had to be done for aparticular network, or type of computer, or the split is on hardware vs. software, or types of applications.

Depending on how you define administration ... I love administering the machines & the software robots ... I am not so good when it comesto the people side.

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Good suggestions

by Koko In reply to Agree

I agree, working in a small to medium sized business gives you a mix of technical and administrative responsibilities. Even in a large company, though, I think you can justify continuing your hands-on training. How can you manage employees if you don't understand what they're doing? I've always taken a leadership role and helped to train my staff, so the extra training paid off well until they could become certified as needed.

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