Monday, 28 January 2008

To Advise or Not To Advise

It was one of those days today when I offered advice and it wasn't taken, and I asked for advice and it wasn't given.

Our directors are currently having a debate about WGS84 Datum, which always worries me. I offered sensible advice to the person who was briefing them but I don't think it was taken. Very frustrating.

On the other hand, I needed advice about software programming for a project I'm running and I didn't get it in the way I needed it. I asked what I thought were the right questions but I didn't understand the answers.

Life is full of communication bridges isn't it? It's relating one persons' technical world to another. Far more easily said than done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And we surveyors are, apparently, better communicators than most! There's undoubtedly some human nature involved - they write songs about it (a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest). I guess that we all need to try harder.