Website for streamlining processes.
The company I worked for at the time had no computer or internet in the office before I join the company. As I slowly changed things (remodeled the office and set up a computer) I later inquired with management about bringing other people onboard to let me focus on big picture items. Transfer work from the CEO to me.
I also approached management about having an online presence for recruiting and efficiency.
Out of the phone calls made to the office a good handful of them were about money. The idea was opportunity cost. In addition to centralizing and streamlining recruiting processes and casting a wider net for talent, the second idea was transparency. Crew members and their families could see what trip they were on and when payment was coming in from overseas. Ideally feeling more empowered and relax, calling less.
Results and what I learned:
1. There were no results. Design is tied to selling and I failed to communicate and pitch my idea in language that CEO would understand. Concept, problem, solution, metrics and feedback.
2. I also learned to seek out what someone values in terms of skill set. My boss focus was surviving not growing the company. Technical skills such as metal working, sand blasting and painting were valued skill sets. Computer skills, slowing down to talk about long and short-term goals, reviewing cash flow, income and balance sheet statements and creating system architectures for onboarding new talent to prevent brain drain wasn’t valued skill set.