Friday, November 5, 2010

Keep Your Team Connected To You & Each Other

Thanks to Karen for posting this.

The point below in the article hit home for me. I've been a part of geographically disconnected teams where it's been difficult to create camaraderie.

I agree with only the bold parts. I don't know of many employers that would condone team building using a TV show - and, regardless, hulu isn't available in Canada.

"Share a “virtual lunch” with the rest of the team a few times a year. How about ordering lunch in and putting the phone on speaker phone, and sharing a lunch or renting the same video or TV and sharing it over lunch? The conversations are bound to be fun, and if folks get the time to lunch, laugh, and share, they’ll grow closer together if they share an interest. Usually you can get everyone to agree on a TV show and even watching it on or Netflix streaming can be a great way to connect the people on both ends."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A step in the right direction

"If you are a Microsoft Outlook 2007 user moving to Lotus Notes, this quick reference card will show you where to find the most common tasks in Lotus Notes 8.5.2."

Thanks to Kevin MacDonald of IBM for providing this summary.