Friday, March 29, 2013

11. Inner Space

When the members of a project team work together on a project there is a concept of an inner space created by the team.  This defines how they work together and even the mood of the team.  It is the context for everything which happens within the team.  

The Way  
Poor project managers worry about what the team are doing and what is happening outside it.  The wise project manager knows that it is what is happening inside the team that is important, therefore he pays attention to the silences.  

Shape clay into a pot,  
It is the space within that makes it useful.  
Therefore advantage come from what exists,  
Usefulness comes from what is not there.  

“The Way of the Project Manager” by John Carroll (ISBN 978-1481076111), is published by CreateSpace and available from Amazon in hard copy and on Amazon Kindle.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I like the introduction of this concept of shared inner space. This is true of so many working relationships -project management in particular.