Tuesday, April 16, 2013

What we Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Man, so many notes with this one.

First, obvious movie reference... come on, you all know what it is.

Second, yes, yes, I've used this post title like three times already. So sue me. I can't say this enough times: communication is the number one problem IT faces. Internally, externally. Doesn't matter. NERDS SUCK AT COMMUNICATION.

1My team does application development.
2My team runs BlackBoard.
3My team runs the VMs.

Also, although I hope it's all too painfully obvious, I'd like to point out the difference in grammatical person used in the cartoon and in the notes. All too many administrators say "I..." when they really mean "well, I don't do any actual work, but the people for whom I write annual performance reviews...".

That's actually not as big a problem here as it was a couple of years ago. We actually have one administrator who *always* refers to "my team". It's actually quite annoying, but infinitely better than saying "I".


Robin2go said...

I love, love, LOVE that you're back! You like us! You really, really like us!!

Thank you.

George Sackett said...

A phoenix is rising.