One of the effects of working in the interior design sector of a ready-to-assemble furniture multinational company is this: it develops your eyes. You develop what interior designers refer to as the “design eye”. Most times, this ability is an entry-level requirement. However, if you stay long in that field, I’m sure you’ll develop it.
When you walk into any space, your eyes receive impulses from the surroundings and this ‘innate’ ability gets to work immediately. Your mind processes the signals and comes up with the best ways to orient the pieces of furniture to the floor plan, the chandelier, the paintings and other furnishings. All are aimed at creating designs that suit the occasion, the environment and most importantly, the sensibility (mood) of your client(s).
Working in such companies also entails listening to multiple ideas from other co-workers on the best way to organise things. So, you’d often observe changes in the arrangement of the showroom and the other departments, adapting the innovative ideas of co-workers and helping clients enjoy their experience at the shop (read: make huge purchases)
Work with these people
You see, Life is wonderful and extremely simplified when I live, work, walk, and talk with people who think like me, see like me, love what I love and support even the most ‘foolish’ projects I wish to undertake.
But do you know what I find invaluable? Working with those who think differently from me. Yes, they have the same vision as I do but they don’t necessarily agree with every suggestion I make.
These are the type of people who make you discover the flaws in your projects, rethink your strongest ideas and refine your skills and personality.
Having diversity in perspective and uniformity in vision is gold. Value it and work with this type of people. Promote constructive criticism as it aids growth.
Let me know your experience working with people with different perspectives, in the comment section below.
God bless you and do have a beautiful day. (Galatians 2:11).