Finding a Good Meeting Time

The decision to call a meeting is separate from the decision of when to hold that meeting.  When calling a meeting, you usually have some idea who needs to be there.  Given this, you then go through a process to determine the best time for those people.   Here is how to do it in WeaverContinue reading

The Unpredictable Crisis

We have somehow endured the fourth week of sheltering at home for the corona virus, and we are beginning to understand the nature of this crisis.  It is also the 10 year anniversary of publication of “Mastering the Unpredictable.”  The corona virus response is unfolding exactly like an unpredictable crisis — both the good and the bad. Continue reading

How GoDaddy Lost a Customer

I have had several sites hosted at GoDaddy for many years.  When I got them, I found GoDaddy to be a nice improvement over Network Solutions.  Today GoDaddy exceeded my level of patience.  I was told that my web site can not have any .ZIP files on it.   What?  the purpose of the web site is to make files available to others, and some of them are ZIP files.   What do they imagine a web site is for? Continue reading

Effective Email Notifications

Every collaborative system needs some way to notify people of things that need attention. Email is by far the most ubiquitous option for reaching out to people.  Done well, email is an effective way to draw people in to work they need to do.  Done poorly, and the email is an annoying waste.   What is needed to do it well? Continue reading