Inbox – Doing – Done!

It has been some time that I’ve talked about GTD (Getting things done) and in the next few days I’m on a discovery what other people do in that space. Nothing was closer then to re-align my thoughts and habits on the topic as preparation. Hence I’m sharing this with you and welcome your feedback!

Inbox

Years ago I had 2 baskets on my desk: “In” and “Out”. Life was easy, incoming tasks usually came by internal mail or were created on a notepad as a result of meetings and phone calls. Everything ended up in the “Inbox”. I sorted those tasks daily to these criterias

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The trouble with Communication Excellence

You know I work in IT. Corporate Information Technology is known for sending out information emails so everybody in the organisation knows if any of the IT services is being upgraded, patched, serviced or replaced with something new and better. And this is not just in those organisations I worked for it’s a common theme in most organisations independent of location and culture. If yours is different – well done!

HR and Marketing have their own share of corporate communication. The internal communication specialists promote the corporate message, tell stories about achievements and are hot on the heels of employee engagement. The external comms master does the same just targeting business partners, contractors, customers and suppliers.

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Good Management Practice is the death for Innovation!

InnovationThis will be a short but provocative post.

 

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Good Management practice as I have learned and practiced over many years is symbolised in 2 simple statements

 

  • risk management
  • following the rules

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Go and repurpose ideas!

(1) Creative Rituals

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a blog post by Justine Musk that talked about Creative Rituals. I love creativity and always thought it’s the opposite of habits. Creativity is doing something new, different, and exciting. And habits or rituals is doing things the same way, consistently and repeatably. I thought, aren’t creative rituals an oxymoron?

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Devotion is a powerful word

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My company changed quite a bit since I started there 13 years ago. It was a family driven company and the owner lived and breathed the values. Sure the company was making a profit. It didn’t aim for a loss. But it didn’t aim for the stars it had the feeling of doing the right things. I remember a story one of our engineers told me years ago:

Angus got the information that our local competitor had a major problem with one installation. They could figure out a particular problem. He talked to his engineering manager and asked to get his best engineer ready to fly out and help the competitor solving the issue. Then he rang the competitor and let them know who he was sending.

He wasn’t jumping on a weakness and score a new client. He wasn’t even invoicing the competitor for the assistance. For him it was the right thing to do helping somebody out.

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Straight Up Air Fares

Air NewZealand shows their sense of humour on April Fools day 🙂

Hi Frank ,

Grabaseat is proud to introduce STRAIGHT UP FARES, the next step in the evolution of affordable domestic air travel on sale to anyone who can ‘stand it’.

We’ve installed hand holds on the cabin ceilings of selected domestic flights, to allow even more passengers onto our planes. We can now house up to 69 extra people standing in the aisle for the duration of the flight, massively increasing our capacity and drastically lowering ticket prices.

Straight Up fares are just one more example of your favourite cheap flights website thinking outside the square. If people are willing to stand for hours in queues, at footy matches or in pubs, we thought, then surely they won’t mind standing up for an hour or so on a plane to save themselves some cash.

If you’re as excited about all this as we are, then hurry up and book your little piece of carpet before someone else does!

Find out more about Straight Up Fares and book here.

The grabaseat team

Don’t know how long they keep it up, had to share it 🙂 Ha ha Ha