Deutsche Werkstätten deliver perfection. But as Jan Jacobsen points out, sometimes things happen along the way that would be impossible to predict. So many un-knowns can influence the outcome of a project. “You need skill and courage to succeed but also the ability to improvise and take risks not to mention a certain amount of good fortune! If you always knew how things were going to work out in the end, it would be half as exciting.”
To be forced to improvise can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. But the ability to improvise is also a gift that can lead to the extraordinary. Improvisation is in the DNA of Deutsche Werkstätten where people are encouraged to think ‘outside the box’. How else could the company realise the transformation of a yacht’s interior, turning it into an entertainment paradise in just 3 months?! In this case the project engineers wasted no time getting started. The first brainstorming session was at the airport on the way back from the shipyard.