Once again, I have been freed from the tyranny of my inbox and calendar, and it is GOOD.
So, in spite of several hundred warnings to NOT DO IT, I initiated the steps to change my name at work. Lulling me into a false sense of security, I actually received mail in my new name for a couple of days before it all fell over and went boom.
Since Wednesday night of last week, I have not had access to my email or Lotus Notes calendar. Of course, I didn’t CARE on Thursday and Friday, because I wasn’t at work.
Then came Monday.
Yesterday morning, I panicked. Just a little. I went into the office, having no idea where I was supposed to be all day, nor what I was supposed to be doing. I missed meetings, I’m sure. And then there are those hundreds of emails piling up unread in my inbox.
Today, I find it liberating.
I’m freed from the tyranny of the daily grind, and forced to find other ways to share knowledge and communicate.
I’m picking up the phone (what a novel concept!). I’m getting up and walking down the hall to ask my question that way. I’m using our internal chat client.
Instead of living in my inbox, where I am interrupt-driven by whatever arrives there next, I’m living in our team wiki… making sure our project work is available to others, even if I can’t flood their inbox.
I’m more focused, less distracted, and my knowledge-sharing practices are improving.I think Luis might be on to something here.
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Watch an overview demo of "What's new in Rational Asset Manager 7.5 milestone 3 - Lotus Connections"
This is just one of several new Rational Asset Manager 7.5 M3 videos just posted to the IBMJazz channel on YouTube.
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Passing on an invitation from our developerWorks friends:
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It's a good day to be an IBMer! Today, IBM marks its centennial. Whoo hoo! Lots of good stuff marking the day over at http
Some external links as well:
IBM's First 100 Years: A Heavily Illustrated Timeline (The Atlantic)
For a pioneer of technology, 100 years of "Think" (Wall Street Journal)
100 Years Of IBM: 25 Historic Milestones (Information Week)
And if you've not yet seen this 100x100 ... this is a great video marking the first 100 years:
p.s. it's also a good day to be a Boston Bruins fan.
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