Quick Management Tip: Scenario Planning

If you’re driving at 45 miles per hour and you take your eyes off the road for three seconds then slam on the brakes, your vehicle will travel 377 feet before you stop. A lot can happen in 377 feet when something unanticipated happens.  Like a deer. A long-time client owns a seasonal business operating a tall […]

Read more

How Much Does 5 Minutes Cost?

It’s been my experience at most of the integration companies I’ve consulted with that there is sometimes a lack of understanding of the effects on the company of good quality and poor quality. And I often ask, “What does it cost the people downstream from one another — in terms of time, money, productivity, morale, […]

Read more

5 Tips for Developing Good Working Relationships

As 2014 is quickly coming to a close, I’ve been reflecting on some of the things that have served me well this year in business. One of the things that I continually strive to do is develop good working relationships. Not only is this important to do with coworkers and colleagues, but it’s very meaningful […]

Read more

Weekly Reading: Shhh, This is My Jam

There is reading, and then there is reading. I’ve been doing a lot of the latter in recent weeks, including reading a modest 158-page guide to AV/IT infrastructure in higher education. It’s a fantastic piece of work from a collection of dedicated InfoComm volunteers, vetted by the world’s most prominent technology managers’ groups. And you don’t have […]

Read more

Smart Working: Am I Working Right Now?

It’s Sunday morning. I’m having a cup of coffee, listening to music on the radio and writing a blog about technology and its impact on our lives. Am I working right now? You’re reading this blog, learning about my perspective on work. Will this activity benefit you personally or professionally? What time of day is […]

Read more