Most of you know I work as an Administrative Professional because I celebrated Admin Day, and no one really does that unless they’re an admin.
But I also have a superpower that comes in handy for being an admin. I have the ability to accidentally figure things out.
What can I say? It’s a gift.
Also related to this, people don’t find this amusing. One time someone in another department was having a problem and they were obviously frustrated. They asked if I could help, and I said I could probably figure it out accidentally.
They were not amused. I hate when my jokes go over poorly. Lol.
But then I did accidentally figure it out. Don’t ask me how.
I think we’re creating a generation of fixers with our constantly advancing technology. Our brains are learning to click around Word until we figure out Track Changes, or whatever issue we’re facing.
It’s always a little awkward when someone asks me something and I have to say, “Can I go try to figure it out on my computer?”
But everyone wins when things get fixed.
What do you think? Are you a fixer?
This post really got me thinking. I think we undervalue certain skillsets. Do you have a skill that comes in super handy but doesn’t necessarily translate into a career?
I like the idea of a generation of fixers. Let’s teach kids how to problem solve. I think the ability to take something frustrating and solve the issue simply is going to make life a little easier on everyone.