Posted: 13/10/2017 at 20:39
Fairygirl Daughter, Philippa is correct, with the right inflection of the voice miracles can be achieved. I would ask one of my planners how they would go about a job, listen carefully then with an open eyed look say "Oh, do you think that will work" a stunned silence usually followed by how do you think it should be done then? How about instead of stripping the whole chemical plant down to get at the boiler have everything ready including new boiler then knock out that single brick wall do the job and replace wall later I would think we could save several weeks work at £1,000,000 a day don't you. Politely of course, no point in upsetting some one who could not see the wood for the trees.
My Thank you Ma'am with door opening incidents served the same purpose as Philippa's reply, it flusters them.