Busy weekend this HK. Rugby Sevens happening and folks flying in from all over the place. Still, it was efficient from the airport where they commandeered another bus to shuttle the folks to their hotels as they ran out. I suppose one of these days I should be less lazy and just take the MTR to Hong Kong Station then transfer to the Fortress Hill Station which then is a 3 minute walk to City Garden Hotel.
After checking in, I took off for dinner at Times Square near the Causeway Bay MTR station. My coworkers and I ate at a Japanese place called Japanese Dining Sun which was quite nice (shop 1304, 13/F, Food Forum, Times Square, 1 matheson St, Causeway Bay, HK, +852-2506-1838).
3 of my staff and I ate dinner and chatted about the changes at work and me trying to understand what it is that they are thinking, worried about and like to change. Of course going direct to the source to the people actually doing the work is the best way but at the same time, it seems that my managers are the ones who should be doing this. All the same, I find that managing people, not the daily day-to-day stuff is the most difficult of challenges. No longer am I doing hands-on work but concern with staff welfare, problem solving, lots of delegation is what preoccupies my time. Bottom line is one can’t overcommunicate enough, to help morale during times of great change and ease consciences.
Now I’m on to the real work but I’ll try to wake up early to deal with it. I think my days of working to 1 or 2am are coming to an end.
Good luck and good night.