Putting all the pieces together

By Oana Filip, on December 18, 2013

I prefer to be focused on the quality of the work and how can I be better at what I do. That’s the real challenge, believe me!

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There are more than five years since I have been actively involved in all kind of projects. Some of them in the creative industries area, others in digital products agencies. In every single one I have worn multiple hats. As I’m writing these lines, I truly believe that from all of them I really love the internal liaison one. I think I match quite well with the colour and the responsibility of it.

Being an internal liaison at ThinkNON it’s like coordinating a team working on a huge puzzle with a clock ticking next to. In other words, I always need to have or to imagine, if necessary, the big picture, the final destination.
Finding the chain of steps and the best path is more like a neverending negotiation between all the players involved. It’s my duty to make sure that things will happen in the best possible scenario from all points of view: from keeping track with the tasks till making happy all the people who share the story.

It is not about the title, project manager, traffic manager, internal liaison, you name it, it’s more about having the skills and the love to do this kind of job. It’s less about knowing what .net developers do day by day at office, how you can create astonishing logos in InDesign or what’s the pricing strategy you should use and way much more about people. And when I say people I mean the full pack: hobbies, atitudes, skills, know-how, desires, likes and dislikes, way of thinking and acting.

I admit that I don’t have a job description and I don’t really need one. Instead of searching for a sexy-title and some Chuck Norris responsabilities, I prefer to be focused on the quality of the work and how I can be better at what I do. That’s the real challenge, believe me!

All in all, to be a good connector it requires to be a doer, to have drive and to simply enjoy it. It’s like in Mark Twain’s quote “The key to success is to make your vocation your vacation.”

Last but not least:

I truly recommend you take the Jung Typology test. Perhaps you will rediscover yourself. Well, this is my result:
Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.

Oana Filip

Project Manager
oana@nullnon.ro

Written on December 18, 2013