Perspectives: Field Notes

Get Production People to Accept Your Ideas

Explaining the engineering and science basis often is counter-productive

By Dirk Willard, Contributing Editor
Nov 11, 2016

The production manager scolded me: “It’s not rocket science.” He ran a simple operation and expected a simple answer. I thought to myself, “It is if you want it to work,” but didn’t dare say that. So, I carefully explained the scope in simple terms using kitchen-level physics. He got it.

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