Have been remarkably slack about these Week Notes: after writing that first post about them back in February (week #1964) I’ve written precisely zero since then. Is this struggle with adopting new habits one I’ll face for the remaining 2,494 weeks I’m expecting to be here?
Anyway, what have I been up to? A fair bit of planning – though it never feels like enough. A fair bit of day-to-day busywork – though it never feels like enough. Have enjoyed how Twitter and now Yammer are increasingly being used at work. That’s all good fun. I like the way it feels like it’s being done without a point at the moment. We’re just playing around, connecting up, seeing what happens.
Spent a very pleasant hour or so last Friday afternoon with a colleague who was after some help with a business process map she was trying to write. Just how are staff development needs identified, expressed, signed off and responded to? Working over a cuppa, using a biro and several scribbled-filled sheets of paper, a neat, succinct chart emerged. (Swim lanes!) As if often the case with these things, software comes last — cups of tea and chats come first.