We recently completed a massive project for SickKids Hospital. It is the biggest donor wall that we have ever produced and it truly was an enormous amount of work. The level of commitment and intense concentration required was substantial. The timeframe for completing this project was the shortest we had ever faced considering the scope of work that needed to be done and it required an intensity unlike we had ever experienced before. To meet the deadline it was an all-hands-on-deck situation. The end result is beautiful. Both the client and the donors are very pleased with the finished product.
The reason I am telling you all of this is because after the job was completed I was able to step back and look at the final product and analyze the steps in which it took to get to that end result. I knew it was going to be a huge amount of work but even my mind didn’t fully understand just how much work it was going to take. Now I am able to walk down the Donor Hallway and see these completed pieces and I can’t explain the huge sense of accomplishment I personally feel.
There are over 5500 individual donor plates with over 3000 donor names on these 3 walls, a total of over 11,000 plaques that needed to assembled, organized, catalogued, and installed, not to mention the other aspects of this particular hallway. It was an enormous amount of work. Did I say that already? Well it was. But standing in that hallway I am speechless. Now don’t get me wrong there were many hands involved in this project, many, many hands but I was the Project Manager and the buck stopped here if there was a mistake. I take my job very seriously and personally and if there were any errors I would be very disappointed with myself. As expected there were a few hiccups but the job was completed on time, on budget with little-to-no discrepancies. That is outstanding! There truly is a great sense of satisfaction in a job well done. Our entire team worked in harmony with our overriding principles of the company to cultivate creativity through collective solutions. Our accuracy and accountability are one of the reasons why we have been able to develop a right relationship with our very valued client.
If you have read any of my other blogs you will know that I have a deep and profound respect for SickKids Hospital so you can imagine how it felt to work on this project. It was a labour of love as it fed my soul. Although it was an immense amount of work I enjoyed it, all of it. And now when I walk down the Donor Hallway with my own children I beam when I tell them that mommy helped make that! I hope that other people get to experience that feeling of satisfaction in a job well done. If you are in a position where you are not able to feel that than you are not working in the right place! It is that euphoric sense of satisfaction that keeps me coming back to work day-after-day.
I encourage you to take a look at the scope of work that we have completed for this exceptional organization in our portfolio.