This day in 1901, Gustave Whitehead is said to have made the first successful powered flight, two years before the Wright brothers.
Today, there is still controversy among enthusiasts but for people boarding a flight, this is not top of mind. They want to go safely and quickly from point A to point B, regardless of who flew first more than a hundred years ago.
And so it goes of our work. We may care deeply about our role as E&C professionals, we may toil at crafting policies and training and controls, but the average employee we serve doesn’t give it much thought. They want to enjoy meaningful work and grow in the process.
It’s OK if we are invisible to them. They can feel our work.