I agree wholeheartedly. Almost two years ago I spent a tremendous amount
of energy to help develop a Lotus Notes database for a self-managed
project team. We spent so much time learning what it meant to manage
ourselves that we barely had time to integrate Notes into our work lives!
We also ran into tremendous difficulties with relating to non-Notes users
outside of our immediate sphere of influence. In retrospect, I would have
made the initial database much, much simpler, and have the team agree on
some basic rules of operating (such as, comments from team members will
only be read if done on Notes).
For an extremely large investment, we basically built ourselves a shared
Barak Rosenbloom, Troublemaker
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
(206) 553-4543 x8030
>>> Lori Klump <LKLUMP@VHA.COM> 10/17/95 06:35am >>>
Replying to LO3198 --
I have to jump in here...
My experience has shown that groupware will not succeed without the
organizational commitment to share information. In fact, that is the very
reason I joined this discussion group. My role in our organization is to
"champion" the deployment of Lotus Notes. I went into this knowing that
software alone does not create a system, it supports one that already
exists (at first). I'm looking for strategies that will enable us to use
Notes as a means to the end of "organizational learning" or "corporate
memory". I think it can be done, but don't let any software salesman tell
you that groupware will create a "learning organiziation", it merely
>>> Trina Smith <email@example.com> 10/16/95 07:39am >>>
Replying to LO3152 --
What about Groupware Software like Lotus Notes and Collabra Share. The computer enables org members to share
experiences and document for all to read.
Lori Klump <LKLUMP@VHA.COM>
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-- Barak Rosenbloom, Troublemaker U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Seattle (206) 553-4543 x8030 ROSENBLOOMB@DOLETA.GOV