Prior to becoming an executive at Foldera three weeks ago, I had been a self-employed consultant / analyst / advisor for eight years. The biggest difference I’m noticing in myself during the transition is this dynamic:
- Back-of-Mind Measure of the Consultant: Adding Value
- Back-of-Mind Measure of the Employee: Doing the Hours
Perhaps I shouldn’t be so aware of the concept behind working “full-time”, but for me that signals a certain level of time-based input during a week. And then again, perhaps another way of thinking about it is that I am still a self-employed consultant and I’m merely doing a “long-term project” for a specific company.
I think Tom would push me in the direction of the latter.