I was catching up with the latest instalment of The Hobbit film series, The Desolation of Smaug, last week. The scene where they enter Mirkwood and walk round in circles aimlessly (we’ll leave out the bit where the spiders attack – yuck!) reminded me a bit of how I feel about email.
Personally, I have always tried to delete or save my emails into our corporate systems as soon as I can (as an Information Manager I feel I have to set an example) but even I am starting lose my way in the ever increasing tangle of emails in my inbox.
During the Mirkwood scene Bilbo climbs a tree until finally he bursts out of the top of the forest and drinks in the fresh air as butterflies rise up around him. What can we do as Information Managers to help our colleagues find path through the forest? Can we help them get a breath of fresh air? Continue reading »