F is for… Forms

Here’s a game. You’ll like this. Listen carefully. In any organisation there are essentially two groups of people. People who know stuff. People who don’t really know all that much. In many, many cases the people who don’t know stuff try to find stuff out by getting the people who know stuff to fill in… Continue reading F is for… Forms

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F is for… Fun

Remember this. Write it on a piece of paper if you have to. No one youwork with is independently wealthy and comes into work just becausethey love it. And, even if they are, they still do it for more glory,not relaxation. None of us are charities, we work to earn money, simpleas that. And we… Continue reading F is for… Fun

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F is for… Flip-Flop

Those of you of an older vintage may remember the flip-flop. A simple logic circuit that can be in one state or another. You get people like that too. Having no clue about anything, they tend not to have any definitive opinion of their own. Instead, they carry about with them the opinion of the… Continue reading F is for… Flip-Flop

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F is for… Flawed

This is an important realisation you have to have. Everything is, to some extent, flawed and everything you do is an attempt to reduce the level of imperfection. Everyone makes mistakes, things generally don’t go to plan so have to find ways of making sure that you find and correct issues before this is too… Continue reading F is for… Flawed

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F is for… Fear

Its something that almost all text books won’t mention but is to blame for more mistakes that almost anything else. As we have already established, most people working in IT are not very good at it and, those that know they are out of their depth, are typically either paralysed or hamstrung by fear. Decisions… Continue reading F is for… Fear

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