In times gone by, hats were far more popular. People wore them not simply to keep warm or for personal protection, but as a representation of respect, decency and status. The type of hat that was worn often symbolised your profession. Cooks, bakers, fishermen, miners and bankers all wore a particular type of head wear to define what they did. Although it is rarely seen, the traditional image of a British business man in bowler hat remains.
These days it is far less likely that a person will enter a career for life. In many occupations an individual will have to undertake a number of different roles and this is where the term ‘wearing lots of hats’ comes into play.
Wearing several different hats through the course of a day can be a positive experience. It can add variety to your work, provide you with different perspectives on a business challenge and spark creativity. It can also help you to identify a range of ways to use your skills and strengths to provide excellent services for your clients.
Small business owners
To meet all of the requirements of the job, small business owners have to wear many different hats. From strategic planner to marketing manager, customer services supervisor to accountant and many more roles besides, the typical small business owner will need to juggle a variety of roles every day.
Although you are not physically putting a specific hat on, it can be helpful to define which role you are taking on and approach it in the manner of an employee who could be in this position. This helps your brain to draw on the right skills and knowledge to get the work done.
Everyone will have hats that they enjoy wearing, those which are a bit more of a challenge and others which they would rather avoid. We can all find examples of a naturally good or bad fit and therefore know when it is a good idea to pass the hat to someone else.
When you want to 'pass the hat', you could pass it to a virtual assistant! We VA's also wear many hats - all of which relate to necessary business administration roles.
We can be trusted to be smart, professional and punctual for business meetings or to represent your company at business exhibitions.
We can be trusted to accurately support you with book keeping, invoicing bank reconciliation and other purchase ledger responsibilities.
We can be trusted to be your reliable side kick in preparing events and delivering projects or arguably the most important role of handling your customer calls, emails and other communication.
For the full range of ways in which we can wear the hats that you haven’t got the time, natural synergy or inclination to do, please visit our Service Page: http://www.ccprofessional.net/services.html