Picture this: You love your job. Your job within the finance department is challenging, fulfilling and exciting. Or rather, it is, as long as strategy meetings don’t give way to an almost athletic activity. Time and time again, you’re chasing invoices by mail or across the corridors. While the individual departments have long since lost track of who made which purchase and when, let alone where the corresponding invoice is, the traffic jam in the accounting department is getting longer and longer. Just like on the highway, the mood sinks to a low point – for everyone involved.
No matter how much you like your colleagues, rifts can open up between finance managers and departments more quickly than anyone would want: because one party constantly has to remind the other of various invoices until both parties are annoyed with the other to the maximum. That’s why it is important to take a critical look at the current culture of approval – and the cooperation between different teams – within the company. After all, it’s not just about harmony among colleagues, but above all about efficiency, transparency and therefore a stable company.