Delegation, managing resources.

Orchestration is the art of employing instruments in various combinations; an orchestrator decides which instruments in the band play which parts. In order to successfully orchestrate, one must be familiar with the strengths, limitations, and character of the instruments at hand, and know how to blend and find balance between them.

Orchestration is an Elemental card. It’s about delegation and organization, about deciding where and how to use resources. These resources may take the form of people—as in who does what and when—or not; we might orchestrate a series of events, for example. At its best, Orchestration aims for fairness, a sense of teamwork, and group success; if not consciously navigated, however, micro-managing, misplaced authority, or a lack of group focus can arise.