How I work: ‘You can’t be an expert in everything, but you can help others to be the best in their fields’

Respect, effective communication and interpersonal relationships are key to good teamwork in the workplace, says Karen O’Connor of Datapac

Karen O’Connor, general manager of information and communications tech at Datapac: ‘Be open to new experiences and opportunities, and not only those that are linear and upward-moving’.

Dr Karen O’Connor is the general manager of the information and communications technology service delivery operation of Datapac, the technology solutions and services provider. She has been with the firm for 16 years, having previously worked for the Caulfield McCarthy retail group. She has a doctorate in business administration from Waterford Institute of Technology.

I took a fundamental leap outside my comfort zone when I moved away from human resources to head up Datapac’s ICT ...