The conference room was tense –
The coffee pot was empty, there was paper on the floor, and 7 of the 12 people had their heads in their hands.
Not a single sticky idea had yet been presented, and they knew the fervor beyond the conference room was ready to yield a shitstorm.
Surely, there was something they could do…
“I have an idea,” said the idea man.
Heads, shoulders, and spines stood straight with anticipation.
As a team, they fleshed out the idea, while someone took notes.
The talked about risk, they talked about budget, they talked about timelines.
Someone brought in another pot of coffee, which was devoured in moments as team members paired off to plan their parts.
As they all came together, it was 7pm.
It had been a long day, but they all felt accomplished, excited, eager.
They felt as if they had been re-energized.
Leaving the conference room with to-do lists, the team went back to their cubicles and offices.
They ordered pizza and kept working.
It was time to turn this place around.