Just a brief note on this day before the big day. I hope your year has been as fruitful as it has been for our family. I am reminded again that "sometimes the facts don't count." While the world is in economic turmoil around us our peace and security is found internally. That doesn't mean that life is always easy, it does mean that the things that are really important; loving and being loved, family, ease of conscience, and pride in what we do and how we do it - these are things we control, not the world.
In this holiday season I hope you have that internal security and peace, and that the next year gives you opportunities to share it with the world.
OK, so I'm an idealist. Like that's news?
I will be back with more posts after the New Year. For those of you who read Essential FM Report, you can fill the time by checking out my article in the current November/December issue... "FM Trends Continue to Change How We Work, Where We Work, and in Some Cases...Why We Work."
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Everywhere we look we see new technologies. Wikis and blogs, Google, SharePoint, LinkedIn and a thousand of their cousins represent in some ways the maturation of social networking technologies originally pointed primarily at younger generations. Paired with that maturation is the development of sophisticated IT tools, so sophisticated that anyone can use them. Together these two trends result in an environment that breeds collaboration, the effects of which are far-reaching.