I concur. The tea doesn’t hurt either. TGIF!
If you concentrate too much on optimizing organizational processes, you run the risk of making it increasingly hard for employees to work in a nice, optimal and productive way.
Lean management, agile, scrum, et al… It all seems too optimize the work, when looking at it from a high level. But low level, down on the ground, where the actual work happens, all this standing up and quickly, continuously, ever-changing back and forth can keep people from actually being able to do their job well.
These last few days this post by Jeff Cann has been running around in my head. It is followed by a lot of comments that are also worth a read. Jeff was writing about the type of posts that he wants to read. And it struck a cord with a lot of people. And me.
Fact is, as long as you write in an engaging way, about stuff that will move me, inspire me, teach me something, give me an insight I haven’t had before, I want to read it. And I read too little of stuff like that.
Before I was commenting on the WordPress Reader. It couldn’t do this and it didn’t work for that… But now I am thinking there was a flaw in my thinking. I was treating feeds like all feeds are the same. They’re news and I need controls that help me read news in an efficient way.
But what if I look at blogs in a different way? What if I embrace the ecosystem it is a part of? Will I find new blogs with the content I am looking for? Maybe I will.
So, I am going to challenge myself. Try out something new.
WordPress.com, here I come.
Lots of interesting stuff: Moving away from monolithic systems to fit-for-purpose systems that can integrate really well. Taxonomies per business object. Automation of records management. Information governance needs to be part of the business processes. ECM as the information bus for unstructured information.Embrace file sync and share for end users. Listen to
A clear example of why you should not demo with actual data and should have measures and agreements in place to safeguard against data breaches: Vendor Exposes 14 Million Verizon Customer Records Stored in Amazon S3.
Chris Aldrich made me laugh out loud with his piece on how to deal with The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem.
For a short while it was cool to use the OPML/blogroll solution to keep track of blogs I follow and to share my list. It was nice to see how it was working and how it could be used. But now I am done with that.
It is too much work. I don’t read feeds that way. I constantly add, remove and add again feeds to my reader. To do that via the blogroll is not practical.
And also, I tried to get away from the whole follow/getting followed thing that is a big part of social media. This reeks too much of that.
If I would care about traffic and clicks and all that, then that would automatically influence my writing (negatively). That is also why I am not actively syndicating my content to sites like Medium, Tumblr, etc.
If I would choose to put my posts up anywhere else than ‘home‘, I would in fact be giving away more than I care for. I would have more platforms to maintain (with different levels of manageability), spreading myself thinner and thinner.
But moreover, if my posts would be all over the place, not conveniently tied together in one place and under my control as much as possible, well… Home, it would not feel like home anymore.
I just read some of the comments in my spam queue. I feel so good about myself right now.