My goal: "the paperless office"
- Informed that the communications job I applied for (remember that!) no longer exists
- Invited to join newly formed Corporate Communications Group.
- Tasked with writing corporate communications strategy next week.
- Do a favour for my mate Cate, the City Chaplain
- Chair BPM team meeting. Win praise for my diplomacy (it was a one-off, honestly).
- Consultancy company send me a gratis copy of an influential business book.
- Taken to lunch by director of a data management company starting up a new office in Dundee. Exciting future opportunity.
- Not sleeping well due to breathing difficulties.
- Taken to lunch at Starbucks by Louise.
- Hold workplace meeting about results of pay proposals
- Write strategy for introducing Lean Six Sigma and cascading continuous improvement culture throughout the organisation.
- Still not sleeping well. Lungs slow to start this morning. Go to work on the late train.
- Met our new Head of Service on the train into work. Received encouragement about the job.
- Support colleague at meeting with HR regarding their job evaluation.
- Attended two hour lunch-time seminar on CREATIVITY (money for old rope!).
- Support female worker who is one year from retirement get her dignity back in the workplace.
- Great feedback from meeting with HRSC Manager about my Self-Service HR project.
- Met Jacqui over lunch
- Save a colleague's job (best bit of week!)
- Met with with Corporate Director regarding Self-Service HR project. Superb feedback tempered by high expectations of outcomes (Have faith in yourself! "Use the Force Luke!").
- Big glass of wine (or two) when I got home.
- 9/11. Reality check. I remember standing on the observation deck on a beautiful day and looking out across the Hudson to New Jersey. An image etched in my memory. Some of the ACW books on my bookshelf were bought in the bookstore at the base of one of the towers.
- Another memory. Unreality. Years later, being called into a classroom where the children were watching a school's programme on TV. The female teacher came and asked for my help as "something was wrong with the TV" - the educational programme had somehow been replaced by an 'action film'. In fact we were watching live on TV as the south tower collapsed.
It's a potent reminder that whether I have a good day or a bad day at work, that every day I wake, I've just rolled a '6'.