Thursday 21 May 2009

Unexpected pleasures

One of the things I never anticipated when I started this blog was the reaction I would get from other people. I am often sent fascinating articles and papers in relation to performance management or business intelligence. It is a real unexpected pleasure.

Last week I was sent an email which I particularly enjoyed after I posted a few words about the 5S’s. It was sent by someone who works in a world-renowned research centre: just the sort of place you would expect to be practising clinical tidiness. Their in joke is that the 5S’s stand for:
  • Stash
  • Store
  • Squirrel
  • Save
  • Scatter
Of course, I could not possibly comment. Since my last posting about finding evidence that a tidy desk makes for a more effective executive, the reassuring clutter has returned. I will, however, redouble my efforts work on a permanently clear desk and curb my squirreling habits. But it is comforting to know that others face the same battle and find work more interesting than tidying up.

Please keep the feedback coming, it’s always appreciated. And I’ll go back to being serious tomorrow. Probably.


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