Do you have a replacement strategy for your job? Or have you been like me, and have just been too busy to bother with it? Now that I am changing positions, I am having to train my replacements and it is incredibly enlightening. I highly suggest you have someone sit next to you and explain what you do in an elementary fashion while that person writes it all down.
A few pieces of the training have been done with my boss present. As I have been the lead for everything Internet at Checkered Flag over the last 9 years, my boss has placed a lot of trust in me. I made connections in reports that I never needed to explain to him – I’d just say something like “with the stats from our website being up and the increased number of leads, I was shocked to see how low the sales were at Honda this month.” He’d take that simple statement and get to work on the Honda store. Now I am showing him how I made these connections, and really explaining the nitty gritty, and, as a team, we are now making even more connections. In this regard, we’ve made new discoveries and come across new ideas.