Hollywood’s lessons for working with IT on SharePoint

Turns out blood-and-guts director Quentin Tarantino is eager to hear criticism. Steely Captain Kirk and Spock offer lessons in conflict resolution. Can’t you and IT just get along?

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You may or may not feel warm and fuzzy about the gore-is-cool oeuvre of film director Quentin Tarantino, but he has a couple lessons for you and your IT department.

Tarantino has a vision of what he wants to do, says SharePoint expert Jody Rosner, an admitted movie buff. And he is eager to listen.

“He talks to everybody,” says Rosner, an IT Manager and former communications officer for the State of California’s Office of Legislative Counsel. “He literally talks to the lighting person. He talks to the person—I’m not kidding you—getting his coffee. ‘What do you think? What do you think of this?’ ‘Oh, it’s a little gory.’ ‘Well, why?’ And he’s been known, on the set, to reverse direction.”

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