I’ve been doing some interviews with people who are really great at living the values you need to get on well in your job. Things like sharing knowledge, having a passion for developing and forming good working relationships.
And they’re freakin’ ACE. These people have information pouring out of them. I feel like they just do that every day without even noticing, so once you sit them down and give them a few pokes, they could write a book on it.
I love transcribing interviews because you realise that nearly everyone is a natural writer – just verbally. I find myself with this mass of excellent content and I haven’t had to create a word of it. It makes me feel great that I’m taking record of their thoughts – it’s like photographing a beautiful thing. Capturing it and storing it safely for other people to enjoy. I almost feel like I’m faking it – I didn’t write any of this great stuff. It’s all them.