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CommaKazi Speek

A blog (weblog) containing harsh realities, bitter truths and other reasons to smile

Friday, November 24, 2006

An Update

I haven't posted here in quite some time. The reason is that I've been pulled in too many directions, and something had to give. I have some time today, so I'm posting this quick note.

Life has been quite interesting lately, and I may provide some detail about my challenges at work related to enhancing communications. It's been difficult to break away from the tactical because the strategic side is getting resistance from above.

As a one-person communication staff, I have to pick my battles, and my planning for how to win the social media battle is taking longer than I'd like. Recently, my request for launching a trial wiki was rebuffed by IT. I later learned that someone in IT got permission to set up a wiki for another internal project team. Frustrating!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The Reality of Fantasy (Football)

I enjoy the fantasy world, but so far haven't plunged into Second Life. Instead, my fantasy life revolves around two American football teams in separate fantasy football leagues. I manage my teams through websites offered by CBS Sportsline--a company that has just posted an example of how to address service issues.

The service problems were annoying, although not earth-shaking. At times when I couldn't access the site, I simply waited until the site was available to me. No data was lost, and the outcome of my games was not impacted.

But I appreciate how seriously CBS Sportsline is taking this. In its online message, it goes into great detail about what has happened over the first eight weeks of the seasons, and promises to do better for the last half of the season. I wish that they had provided this information sooner, but at least they are coming clean.

Now I can only hope that the performance of my teams matches the effort of CBS Sportsline.