Working at Center for Sustainable Energy was fun if there were a good management to lead the programs and support center teams. The communication was very bad and no one knows why there was the budget short to fix it. The pressure on the support teams were high because they were not billable. The Financial reports and budget never explained to the program departments to explore how the finance function can support the program operation.
Management never came to me to ask for reports were needed. He used to go to the staff directly to request what he needed. Then when the report went out wrong, I got the blame. Programmers worked directly with staff instead going through right channel. I had a responsibility but not the power to run my team.