From the Field to the Office: Doriens Tactical Approach

Jul 3, 2024 | blog

A few months in...

A few months into her role as Project Manager at nFuse, Dorien Libens has seamlessly integrated herself into the team, bringing with her the strategic mindset of a seasoned athlete. Recently, Dorien joined the Sharks Tongeren baseball team, which nFuse proudly sponsors, for a training session. This experience solidified her understanding of the sport and drew compelling parallels to her work at nFuse.

Fast Learner

Like mastering baseball techniques, Dorien has rapidly absorbed technical concepts and industry jargon. Her ability to quickly grasp new information has been instrumental in her role, allowing her to stay ahead of the curve and effectively manage complex projects.

In baseball, having a game plan is crucial, as is the ability to adapt on the fly. Dorien has demonstrated exceptional agility in her work, quickly shifting gears and adjusting strategies when needed. This flexibility ensures that projects stay on track, even when unexpected challenges arise.


Team Dynamics

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of team members is critical both on the field and in the office. Dorien has excelled in identifying who fits best in which roles and optimising team performance. Her approach, which mirrors a coach’s, has improved team performance, ensuring everyone is positioned to contribute their best.

Dorien’s work with tactical analysis and dashboards is similar to strategic planning in sports. She leverages detailed reports to guide decision-making, like how a coach uses game statistics to refine strategies. This analytical mindset ensures that all operations are data-driven and precise.

Just as a playmaker links the team on the field, Dorien acts as the crucial bridge between operations and clients. Her role ensures seamless communication and coordination, aligning client expectations with operational capabilities.


“Just like in baseball, project management requires quick thinking, adaptability, and a deep understanding of your team’s strengths and weaknesses. At nFuse, I’ve learned that the key to success lies in open communication and the ability to pivot strategies when needed, ensuring every project is a home run.” – Dorien

Key to Success

Open and honest communication is paramount in both sports and project management. Dorien emphasises the importance of clear dialogue with all stakeholders, fostering a transparent and collaborative environment. This approach has been fundamental in building trust and ensuring successful project outcomes.

Dorien has not only embraced her role at nFuse with the precision of an athlete but has also brought valuable lessons from the baseball field to the office. Her ability to learn quickly, adapt, and foster strong team dynamics has made her an invaluable asset to nFuse. As she continues to grow and lead, we are excited to see the innovative and strategic impact she will have on our projects.

Dorien and Baseball