Category: general

Co workers

Working in an office environment can be a rich and enjoyable experience. There are people to chat with IRL, a place to call “your other” home and lots of good humor and comradery.

However, there are those things that just might want you to work from home or anywhere else.

But in the end, those that you work with each day, will be the friends you will keep for a lifetime.

Herding sheep – real life example

One of the common terms used back in the day was “this is like herding sheep”. It typically came up when there were so many differing agendas, opinions and personalities at play in a meeting, that the project manager or project leader basically was ready to give up. They were spending so much time “herding” rather than having a productive meeting.

In case you’ve never seen a sheepdog herd sheep, then you are in for a treat.

Radium Girls – The dark times of luminous watches

This is very sad. After radium was discovered in 1898, it resulted in the development of many products. Besides being included in tonics, foods and clothing, it was also used to give the nighttime glow in watches.



This article provides an insight into one group of people who were effected the most, “The Radium Girls”.

http://www.cnn.com/style/article/radium-girls-radioactive-paint/index.html

New beginnings

January 1st is as good as any to place a stake in the ground. A recent blog post by Michael Hyatt talked about having a platform from which you can build your online presence.

As I move into uncharted territory in my career, I will be using this blog as a home base. I will still use Twitter (@ElwinWitzke) and other social networks. In the past this blog has covered an assortment of topics, from general interest to specific technologies. For the time being I will be focusing this blog on the following:

  • unified communications
  • video conferencing
  • mobile devices
  • social collaboration in the enterprise
  • gaining business value from communications¬†technologies
  • enterprise¬†management of mobile devices
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies

As the clock moves forward, so does our life. Leaving behind a long career in a large organization is daunting, yet it provides an opportunity to use my skills in different organizations.