Perceptions

What are people’s perceptions of co-workers using social media at work? I’ve always felt uncomfortable about it because it has never been part of my formal job description and I haven’t needed to use it to maintain business relationships. It’s not social media for personal use that worries me. I think about the perceptions of others if I use social media Read More …

Velocity

We spent time this week in strategic planning discussions. One challenge is how to separate the vision for the future from the desire to get better at existing services.  That is to separate the transformational changes from the incremental changes. Both are needed. The factor that sticks out to me in both conversations is velocity. The rate at which a Read More …

Fix Microsoft Office programs crashing – disable bluetooth add-in

A few years ago I had a problem with Microsoft Excel crashing when I was working with graphs. I don’t remember the exact function I worked with, but I remember the fix. I disabled the “Send to Bluetooth” add-in to solve the problem. The program wasn’t playing well with some other features in Excel and I didn’t use the send-to bluetooth feature Read More …

Not so routine

Speaking of daily routines.  I have tendency to leave things at home in the morning when I don’t follow a set routine. Things like my cell phone, lunch, or security badge. One day I even forgot my wallet. Sheesh! This often happens to me when I’m rushing to get out of the house or place things in a different location Read More …

Technology profit leaks

Managing a technology budget for an IT group is an activity that is full of opportunity to help the bottom line of a business. It’s a cost center, not a profit center. But while the game may not be about maximizing top line revenue, any money removed from the IT budget directly impacts the bottom line or the overall profit Read More …