|Pekka, Sofi and Urho witnessing arrival of Tosca slates for the front entrance|
The best thing in a big project is that everyone, irrespective of what their skills are (or are not), can make themselves useful. It does not matter if you are a generalist or a more detail oriented person, a perfect task to flatter your strengths can easily be identified.
|Pekka's father Kari was responsible for priming and painting the door frames|
|Pekka's mother Merja finished a huge number of different assignments ranging from child care to painting|
If you really are a pro, your skills will not remain unutilized to their fullest potential. In these cases, the bar is set really high and tolerances at minimum. And you need to deliver. It is a family business, and no such thing as truly constructive criticism exists. Needless to say, not very many team members meet the criteria to be included in this high-class worker group.
|Pekka's sister Irmeli preparing a complicated diffuser|
And then there are those tasks which are too dirty to assign to a non-resident. Tasks which still need to be done, and they will, because it is yours, and no one else (but an overly committed resident) would take responsibility. Fortunately in a high-performing team the value of this kind of work is also acknowledged and thus completed with class (at least without audible complaints).
|Minna washing a big and dusty rock in the bunker|
And what do the minors do in the meantime? Let's be honest - at the age of 4 and 1 they were still a bit young to be included in the actual work force. Thus, their key task was to adjust in the constantly changing conditions, by finding a quiet corner or a place to play and avoiding the most intense eye of the renovation storm. And since they are both born in the middle of it, they simply don't know any other way and fit in just perfectly.
|Sofi watching her favourite kids' show comfortably in our bed|
|Eino relaxing at the backyard terrace after being kept out from harm's way in an inflatable pool|
So, by trial and error, everyone making the best use of their skills, whatever they may be. Accepting detours as a part of creative and operative process.
Just pick up a hammer and do it!