Right track?

Ok, so… Let me recap this again: the manual with steps to follow, the colours with a legend to refer to, me walking you through each what-if scenario you came up with, and your willingness to cut from chaotic scrambling at the event kick-off the previous years are still feeling like a foreign language to you, one week before the opening night. Where can I start again? Or how can we make it work better together? How do you see something that resonates enough for you that you are actually going to use, and which translates to the information I, as your logistics event manager, can rely on?

Railway track ends – Pier 39, San Francisco, CA

Teaming up with people from other backgrounds can be fun, whether it be professional, cultural or social. I sure got to learn ways of doing things and living life much differently over the years and projects in various corners of the world. The question on how we process information usually comes up when we start sharing documents and get to compare our respective take on visualisation. And that often is the key to running a successful event: how can we align our perspectives and manage the information we need to make it happen?

Analytical or creative, there is no right or wrong. Adjusting to other ways and smoothing some sharp edges here and there might be the trick to get to the same destination using different paths. Ultimately, that still brings us to the same track. Well… Hopefully anyway.

At a recent meeting, going through the overload of information we need to digest to make the Front Of House fluid and invisible to the guests, someone told me “we have never had such a structure in the past, so it is very new to us”. I was both surprised and amused: how had this team functioned until a few basic suggestions of mine? Maybe those are basic to me, and belong to another brain world I am trying to get more familiar with. Their normal is my weird, and reciprocally. Fun, frustrating sometimes, shocking to some, remarkable to others: everyday Human sciences are constantly a source for the education that was not taught at school. Now going back on a track…