Now, the bla bla part…
My late father was a keen believer that what we used to call “big” problem was actually a combination of several intertwined smaller problems; either exclusive or inclusive. The key for solutions, he told me, was to, first, detach the smaller problems and work on each one of them.
Similarly, I see problems as an interesting mix of complexity, mess and chaos. Sometimes, problems are merely uncovered opportunities and the key for solutions is to actually observe it really carefully.
I infused a sense of order in possibly everything I do: easily understood yet complex spreadsheets, logically-flowed presentations with messy animations, data-driven multimedia served as reporting tool, systematically organized documents and files.
My experience working at Tripatra-Gulf Consortium as an Information System Administrator in a very complex project – eighteen contractors submitting report at the same time – has paved my career to creating order. It is becoming truer when I joined the British Council as Information Officer and, now, Project Officer.
Unlike what some colleagues admitted, I don’t see my self as creative. I work with creative people to get the most for our clients. I do draw and sketch, yes. However, they’re largely not for aesthetical purpose, instead, to ensure problems are clearly observed and solutions are properly described.
Being an assessor-developer, I am very much interested to take part in a messy, chaotic and complex situations that demand me to observe, identify and propose solutions without being the spotlight of the show itself.
|From chaos to order…|