i’m starting “Day 2” of a three day workshop. This means that as of yesterday afternoon, we’d accomplished the following:
1) Listened to encouraging words about our tasking. We were told that we’d been “Selected” for this important task because of our unique and special expertise as Subject Matter Experts*.
2) Were pelted with background information. Things we need to know to accomplish our mission.
3) Were given our “Charter”! Go forth and make Powerpoint Chartage!
i was delighted to discover a bootlegable wireless signal from the hosts at the meeting venue. Spent a small portion of the morning developing my own personal “charter” and “mission statement”.
Productive, and it kept me away from the donuts…
VISION: Continue to receive paycheck.
MISSION: Appear to be useful / productive / “value added team member”
GOAL: Survive three day workshop – leaving with zero “action items”
APPROACH: Drink my weight in coffee. Caffeine and constant urge to urinate assure consciousness.
OBJECTIVE METRICS: Stay awake – without electric shock or poking wrists with pen. Avoid all taskings while appearing to be useful.
THRESHOLD METRICS: Five minute nap (vertical) per hour of meeting. Agree to be “Scribe” (which allows for marker-sniffing as a bonus).
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* Everybody say “oooooooh” and “aaaaaaah”