Monday, October 06, 2008

Why can't we all just think like me?

I have been clashing with a coworker. She is very blonde and very nice (in a completely superficial way, as in, "It's always so nice to see flowers on your desk!"). But she's a chocolate-covered spider -- she's just as willful as I am and wants her way just as badly. She's just sweeter about it.

I am creative and she is account. I am responsible for communicating our message to the public, she is responsible for making sure that I remain true to the strategy. On this project, she thinks I'm difficult and I think she's short-sighted.

I wish we had been able to wave our arms around and scream like the coworkers in this illustration. Hash it out, clear the air, and move on. Alas, that's not her style and so we talked in circles, realizing we reached an impasse. I promised to compromise and consider her input more seriously when I rework the concept tomorrow. And I will. But compromise is not capitulation. I owe our client the best possible product and I intend to deliver it.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:08 PM

    I've had similar issues at work. Often times people think a certain way, and anything "different" is wrong in their eyes. Very annoying.