This was sort of a funny scene in a project meeting.
One person describing the challenges at one point, spontaneously and dramatically motions to take a knife and slit both wrists.
This absolutely got people’s attention.
Understanding the struggles the person was expressing, and trying to add a little lightheartedness to the situation, I say:
“This is a tough project, pass around the knife.”
This got a good hearty laugh around the table, with one person saying that this was the quote of the day.
Anyway, we want to make operations as effortless as possible on people, but the project work to get there is definitely making people work for it.
Let’s avoid project or people suicide–be supportive of each other, pace ourselves, team together, and problem-solve to get it successfully over the finish line.
Soon we can celebrate all the challenges we overcame together and from our determined efforts, all the wonderful results. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)