Friday Fun – Abort, Retry, Ignore.

With my posts in here so far been pretty serious, I thought a light hearted post is in order, this is a pretty old one, but still a little amusing. I don’t know where this came from, as it’s been floating around on the internet for a while



Abort, Retry, Ignore?

Once upon a midnight dreary, fingers cramped and vision bleary,
System manuals piled high and wasted paper on the floor,
Longing for the warmth of bed sheets, still I sat there doing spreadsheets.
Having reached the bottom line I took a floppy from the drawer,
I then invoked the SAVE command and waited for the disk to store,
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Workflow – Avoiding “lost in the system”

broken linkOn Monday I posted an article asking What is Workflow?

Here is part 2 of the series,

I’m sure we’ve all dealt with the infamous “lost in the system”, where we’ve gone to use a company’s services, and somewhere between team A and team C the job gets “lost in the system”. As a victim of this myself, I can assure you that customers are rarely tolerant of jobs seemingly going nowhere. In my case I ceased dealing with the company and took my business to one of their competitors.

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What is workflow?

WorkflowOver the next couple of weeks I’ll be discussing workflow systems, including the sort of things that you can get a workflow system to do to streamline your business.

Part 1 – What is workflow?

For anyone who has worked in a larger office, you’re probably all too familiar with workflow, even if you call it by another name.

Workflow is simply completing a job by assigning it from team A, to person B, to team C, each doing their part towards getting the job completed. Usually the knowledge of where things need to go within an organisation is considered company knowledge and is either written up in a formal training manual, or more likely simply passed on between staff members when the need arises. Continue reading

Let’s do a weeks’ worth of work in 10 minutes

Doing a weeks worth of work in 10 minutes will make you this happyWhat if told you it is entirely possible to do your entire weeks’ worth of work in only 10 minutes?

I’m going to cast my mind back a few years, 2008 to be exact. I’ll set the tone for you, I’m sitting at a workstation, and next to me is a PA who is sitting there absolutely stunned in amazement, for I have just done 5 days’ worth of work in 10 minutes. Continue reading