I requested for flow chart maker – the famous Ms Visio, back in 2014/15, but my boss back then, said its an expensive tool, not everyone get the access, he said he had that license, but he seldom use it.
He top up, “if you want to use, you can use my computer to draw.”
I appreciate his kind offer, but deep inside my heart, I know this offer doesn’t work.
All of us need a computer to work.
It is 2017 now, I raised the same request to new boss.
He told me it is a good tool and many realization project will use it, he will request for the license, but he remind me, “if you introduce flow chart to your work, many will come to you and ask you to draw it – I do not want to increase your workload further.”.
I appreciate his concern, I know my workload too, and I know how others slack in this organization. The hardworking performer get more work to do, and entrusted with valuable project.
I evaluated the advantage and disadvantage, I still choose to gain access to the flow chart maker, i.e. Ms Visio.
Why not? I value clarity of work, division of responsibilities, we can reduce grey areas, etc. Although we need to spend more effort at the beginning – but it can reduce argument and why not do it right the first time?
I heard of Law of Attraction.
I made the decision to move forward with Visio, and before the IT department can get it done, my voices are heard. A project team, introduces me to draw.io.
I just completed my first flowchart project, and I feel happy.
A dream come true, after 2 years.
It’s a Friday, let’s celebrate!