Delivering the goods

Jakarta 21st February 2012

Another day, another country, another city…Jakarta today, Bangkok tomorrow…Not sure if I will manage to keep up the  blogs during these heavy days of travelling…

Typical day at the office though…got up at 5am to catch the first flight out to arrive in time for our scheduled meeting at 9am in Jakarta. A little nibble in the lounge, breakfast in the plane and (lots of) coffee during the meeting :). Presentations, discussions, confrontations, decisions and forward planning…. The usual stuff in these kind of meetings. Also as usual the meeting agenda never really works out as there are always unexpected issues or longer than expected discussions. But generally (certainly in our case today) the meetings were conducted in good spirit and with a positive solution oriented focus. The project manager in control, the client understanding but firm, the specialist project team members professional and experienced in moving forward to the desired end result.

But it is not always like that! Specifically when some team members have not done their homework come unprepared and with unfinished work to present. I think we all have had these moments. It is clear from the start that work has not been done or is lacking in respect to what was expected and unhappy project managers and clients are then quick to fire. You are paid a professional fee to deliver your expertise and whenever you can you should exceed expectation, be one step ahead. Sometimes easier said than done courtesy of crazy deadlines or ridiculous budgets, but in general that is the idea for a successful relationship with your client….deliver the goods as promised (and more)!

Light & Learn 3-7: Continuing on yesterday’s lighting design solutions I look at a sectional view of a space and show you examples on how with the same lighting location you can create totally different effects.

Example 1(down lights):
Same location/ same power load/ same physical appearance/ same layout/ different lighting levels/ different uniformities/ totally different visual effects

Example 2 (pendant):
Same location/ similar power load/ different physical appearance/ same layout/ different lighting levels/ different uniformities/ totally different visual effects

22. February 2012 by Martin Klaasen
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