I’ve heard a bunch of talk amongst other business leaders trying to decide whether they should go through with their annual holiday party plans. The understandable concern is that doing so may send the wrong message after subjecting staff members to employee and budget cutbacks over the past 12 months.
While I get the issue, I feel fretting over the decision misses the point.
It's been my experience that government and quasi-government agencies are always the last ones to figure out the technology that helps them accomplish their mission. For the most part, my impression has not changed, though more and more I am seeing a glimmer of hope.
I received a call today from a friend who asked for assistance in brainstorming a two-and-a-half hour presentation on a topic she was very familiar with. She doubted that she could keep the attendees' attention for that long, though she knew the material.