Categories: collectable cards
Card number 7 in my series of 16 Project World Collectable Cards is titled "The Tent."
The Tent. Creating Your Temporary Comfort Zone.
Your crew needs some kind of protection. If you’re on A Big Adventure you need a support structure. Projects create change. Change makes waves through the organization. And change creates stress for people. Your project is a temporary structure within the host organization.
A tent is the fantastic metaphor for the temporary structure that tries to maintain the resilience in your project. Think about it as a hospital tent set up in a field. It allows the doctors to perform surgery isolated from what happens around them. It provides focus and shelter. It’s not a fortress. The walls are thin and allow for surrounding noises to enter. It’s put up when needed and taken away when it has served its purpose.
What kind of information or stuff do you need to get into the tent to do your job, and what do you want to keep outside? Sun provides warmth in the tent, but the tent should keep the rain outside. Heralds can come in. But beware of the sirens!
What does your comfort zone look like?
How are the boundaries set up and maintained?
Location of this card on the overall map:
I am creating the most awesome poster that ever existed about projects: Your Big Adventure. :) I started to make cards about different things you do in projects. There are a total of 16 that together make an incredible poster.
Bas de Baar is a writer who draws about people in transition. He loves to make visual maps and travel guides for the collaborators of our brave new world.