Friday, 17 February 2006

February 17, 2006 Chautauqua

 
From the Editor's Computer  

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Friday, 3 February 2006

February 3, 2006 Chautauqua

From the Editor's Computer  
   I know what will be the downfall of the world as we know it today...bubble wrap.  More specifically, the use, or non-use of bubble wrap to transport books between libraries within the Parkland Regional Library System.  For those who want to know my position on this earth-shattering conundrum I’m on...I am a proponent for the non-use of bubble wrap.

   People who spend their days dealing with minor issues such as bubble wrap are accomplishing nothing more than lighting a bunch of useless fires.  They are not effective.  They are not productive, and rarely are they liked, except by others who major in the minor things like they do.

   The people who have to come along behind and put out all those useless fires are not productive or efficient either as their time is largely spent on damage control, not on the real issues at hand.  Thus more worthwhile work is not being accomplished.

   Those firefighters are generally accountable to someone else, who is unable to accomplish anything either as a result of the previous two groups wasting time on issues which shouldn't even rate on any scale as issues. 

   Ultimately nothing gets done and more meetings are planned to discuss the reason why the workflow isn’t flowing, why accomplishments aren’t being accomplished, and what could be done to improve the situation.  Over Ninety percent of the time the response will probably lead back to something really minor as...bubble wrap!

   So now that I have wasted my time writing about it, you’ve wasted your time reading about it, let’s go an accomplish something worthwhile instead of lighting a bunch of useless fires for others to have to deal with.

Beth
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