Pros: constant growth through change, worked with people who possessed "can do" and "must do" attitudes with talent to match, progressive and proactive approach to discover efficiency opportunities, shared institutional knowledge that accerlerated synergies, the team always made deadlines and delivered excellent products
Cons: our organization was non-glamorous; within the realm of the big picture of the blue oval, we were unsung and often taken for granted.
Meetings...meetings...meetings! Controlling and minimizing "things gone wrong", testing corrective actions and collaborating with others to perfect the process. I learned that "iron sharpens iron" and that if you do not embrace change, you will fail. I also learned that adversity strengthens resolve and empowers you to come out of difficulties as a – more... better leader. My superiors at Ford were on one hand caught up in performance metrics but they excelled at being good mentors and coaches. They knew how to maximize my potential. I became a very good administrator; a very good analyst at reading into detail. My co-workers were all about team. We shared all of our collective knowledge. We grew together and its legacy lasts today in the friendships we share in retirement. The hardest part of my job at Ford was implementing change through technology. To makes things work within the systems schema we had to work with at the time. The most enjoyable part of my work at Ford was the pride and joy in knowing that I had a small hand in the turnaround at Ford Motor Company. – less