Some are unsettled at others’ success or as opportunity arises.
Common sense, research, intelligence and good practice enables project solutions. At times a solution is necessary but limited by current technology.
Seemingly pleasant, regarded people may threaten or attempt to block our work without offering a viable alternative, even insisting our project will fail.
Managers under panic or pressure may be unable to make calm, rational mission critical decisions when we know our solution will succeed.
“It won’t work! It cannot work!” [Senior mainframe engineer for an aircraft maintenance project.]
“I will stop your work if it is not finished in seven days!” [Translation of legacy data on a multi-million dollar project.]
“I won’t co-operate with you because no one else can do my job.” [Project for an ASX listed financial company.]
“I won’t let anyone else help you. Do it all yourself.” [Major proposal for all Australian residents.]
Substantiated solutions with behind the scenes support from specialists, developers, labs, technical papers, proof of concept and testing, commitments to delivery with associated financials, all of which follow industry best practice, ensure positive outcomes
These successes climb above any negative background noise as demonstrated in the above examples.
Usually unsubstantiated fall-backs have major faults or are technically non-viable. We are confronted by these kinds of behaviours, but we know the backbone of our experience and knowledge because other people we work with along the way are true. Good solutions do not second guess or leave a void from unknown or untested alternatives.