Just offer to help

On Tuesday, I had the satisfaction of being part of a solution by doing nothing other than offering to help work out a problem. I had indicated to a committee that I was willing to give my time to help resolve a financial problem. Fine. A meeting would take place between me and the finance director. But, it never took place. Instead, he worked with people and organization who provide the accounting software and the auditors. After several tense meetings they resolved how the problem could be resolved and all of the back dating that I had offered to do would not be needed. I felt glad.

I cannot say whether my offer was a catalyst or whether things would have been worked out without my making an offer. But, I know from past experience that once someone offers to take on a task that you have not been able to tackle then that often opens the way to finding a solution.

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About The Grasshopper

Professional international economist, recently retired from an international organization. I use blogging as a way of organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, and spent many years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for a few decades, and worked and travelled abroad extensively. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of girls. Also, married to an economist.
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One Response to Just offer to help

  1. Jo says:

    Well it worked, whatever the reason! So glad you are generous with your time and wisdom.

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