I’ve learnt so much during the last 2-year transition in my career from full-time functional role to a more flexible working approach supporting businesses and making improvements within their Supply Chain and Operations. Whilst I’ll always be a serial plate spinner its one that I can manage and be successful at.
Like any complex supply chain sometimes there are unexpected peaks in demand, but on the whole, being more balanced has made me a better person who is more equipped to deal with those peaks. As the business develops and the children grow the challenges will change, so it’s going to be even more important to be flexible with the ability to adapt in times ahead.
For me to achieve this it’s all about future planning, the things you can control and being agile enough to manage unexpected events. My husband and colleagues will agree and anybody who knows me will be laughing out loud at my beloved whiteboard and action lists!
By using the skills I’ve developed in business and in parenting, by applying the right approach and control methods that are appropriate to the situation, I hope to aspire to reach towards my ever stretching and challenging goal of investing in a balanced life and reap the benefits along the way.
Lindsay Leong is the Business Manager for Teal Partners Ltd. With over 18 years' experience of sourcing, manufacturing and servicing in major blue chip companies, specialising in Supply Chain and Operations management.