I work in financial services, and my company is going through a tough time, with divestments, cost cutting and redundancies announced already. In talking to colleagues I’ve heard some interesting comments.

This was much more fun when we had money to spend.

Too true. Some of the fun projects I had scheduled (involving developing social media for use within the company) are on hold.

It’s easy to look good when you’ve got a big budget; now’s the time the really smart people shine.

True, I’m taking a hard look for where we can combine budgets to get some results – Marketing and HR have some budget if we co-operate we can still get some stuff done. There are some needs from other parts of the company where we can share technology and content. This has to be good for the company.

If I’m smart enough, I’ll shine.


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