The challenge will be finding some colleagues who I can use the tool with.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Initially I was thinking that the workspace wasn't providing much more than a drive for files that you could get on your network.
What I found was that when we were putting comments on each others files I could see the point that we could build on each others work.
I found it a little bit strange to start with. However what I found really interesting was the fact that we could all add ideas at the same time. Normally when brainstorming you can find that someone dominates the process. Also I am not always the most creative person and so it was useful to be able to take inspiration from other peoples ideas.
I am currently working with a group of colleagues to plan an event that is taking place in September we are getting our ideas together for this right now. This involves working with my manager and two of my collegues from marketing all based in the same office building. We use the phone a bit but basically we just meet when we need to in one of the meeting rooms.
I am also working on a project to re-engineer the processes of our entire organisation. This is a multi-disciplinary team with some of the colleagues being based at our offices in Poland
We tend to meet up once a month and we sometimes video conference if someone can't make it or have someone on speaker phoen. We regulalry e-mail documents round to each other.