Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Doldrums

We are in the August doldrums at work right now, with large numbers of staff out on vacation. It means that many projects are on hold until the people we need to work with are back in the office. However, this is not entirely a bad thing as the spring and early summer were quite hectic and we didn't have a lot of time for long-term planning as we were simply dealing with urgent needs.

Since my organization is moving to a new building in the spring, much of the current planning revolves around the move - preparing staff for the change, making sure technology systems are working correctly before we move, cleaning out offices to rid them of extra paper before the move. As we gear up for the fall, we're also gearing up for the move, so things are going to be very busy for the next six months. That makes this quiet summer time all the more important, as it's the last chance for reflection and planning we're going to get before the craziness sets in.

1 comment:

  1. do you find yourself planning to "turn over a new leaf" or do things differently in the new building? (even though it may be an arbitrary new beginning point, it still has a psychological effect.)