Folks suggest deleting or avoiding reading LO messages relates to their
length, and that shorter messages are desirable.
I, on the other hand, am guilty of disregarding the short ones. I really
appreciate the effort people go to to assemble their thoughts and convey
them meaningfully, at length, and in detail.
I understand that length does not necessary correlate with completeness or
soundness of thought, and some of us write as we speak: verbosely.
Nevertheless, the time and effort expended are much valued. I especially
value the messages that summarize, synthesize, and integrate a number of
points of view and a sequence of messages. I often pull these messages
off and share them with colleagues in my self-organizing group and with my
students. The reason I have not added anything as of late is because I am
extremely taxed and feel unable to do contributions justice.
The empowerment thread has been very significant, as has been
deliberations on leadership. I look forward to responding to some of
these conversations in the near future, and putting my own two cents in.
"Hays, Joe" <HAYS@volpe1.dot.gov>
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