Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Virtuous necessity

I’m currently doing a project at a Big Northern University, and like many universities there’s an atrium created out of the space between buildings by putting a glass roof on it. And like many glass rooves it leaks when it rains. Which it does quite a lot.

A feature roof
I like the way that they has been dealt with – using sheets of polythene, transparent pipes and water butts to make a pretty stylish water collection system; and it looks like this is used to water the plants in the atrium. Thus making a virtue of necessity.

That’s quite a common need in management and in working life generally – you can’t always control the world or what it does to you, but you can choose how to respond to it. So when it rains, don’t be down, take the chance to water the flowers for free.

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