About me and ERP common sense

My careers span four decades as an IT Manager, Business Analyst, Accountant, ERP Implementation Coordinator and Website developer. I have coached and mentored teams at engineering companies, in secondary education, software development organizations and the manufacturing industry.

I like to encourage people to thoroughly learn the tools of the trade – such as the features of a new ERP software system – to make them more effective in their jobs.

My philosophy is that people should enjoy their work and be able to have balance in their lives. I encouraged people to give their best effort always and be professional in everything they do.

I also promoted frequent breaks to socialize - to surf the web and learn something new every day. You could always find my department by following the sounds of music and laughter. Yet the teams that I managed were always the most focused and productive in the company.

I believe that the more we know and the better we communicate, the more effective we are in our life’s work. I preach my “five Cs” everywhere I go – Communication, Cooperation, Common sense, Collaboration and Continuous learning.

After twenty years of working for large corporations in senior management positions, I finally opted out of the corporate rat race. I moved from Calgary, Alberta to the British Columbia Interior to experience small town living.

Here I enjoy offering my seasoned expertise to small businesses locally as well as consulting globally and developing websites from the comfort of my office at home.

I am semi-retired but I still love to work and to volunteer my time. I happily offer my business expertise in the community to fund raise and manage projects.  I chaired the Enderby Economic Development Committee, was District Director for the BC Chamber of Commerce and I am the Programme Manager for a multicultural society.

Life on the farm

I work from my hobby farm in Armstrong, BC and divide my time between looking after the animals and staying in touch with the whole world from my office chair.

Barbara Craven

1978 Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong BC, V0E 1B2, Canada
(250) 546-5021

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