Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall?
A strange fascination of mine is how things work. Not in the way like the How it’s Made TV show shows us how we make things.
What I am talking about when I say how things work, I specifically mean how do organizations work. How decisions are made. What considerations are made when coming to a decision. What I would give to just see how that works. I would just want to be a fly on the wall. I wouldn’t need to say anything or interact with anyone in any way. I just want to sit there and observe.
For example, I would love to know how does a board for a giant corporation work? What types of things do they discuss when making decisions to buy out other companies or launching a new product.
In the entertainment industry, how to they come to the decision to greenlight one movie instead of another. Or the fact that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of beautiful people with great singing voices and can write music and/or play an instrument. How do they decide no to them, but yes to Taylor Swift, Adele, or Ariana Grande.
In Politics, I would love to sit in on conversations a party Whip has with a congressman. Or in the Roosevelt Room when important meetings between West Wing staff and congressional caucus compromising on a bill.
I feel like I would learn more in one meeting about leadership and management and overall how the world work then I could ever learn on my own or in a class.
Where is someplace you would like to be a fly on the wall?