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You shouldn't have to sacrifice your life in order to keep group communications flowing.

The thought of taking a vacation should fill us with excitement and anticipation. Unfortunately for most organizational leaders today, vacations are accompanied by anxiety and dread. Time off would be great if you didn't return to a mad house of disorganized projects where communications are falling apart. Like it or not, keeping group communications flowing is usually a full time job and being in charge has become a curse. It's synonymous with an overflowing task list where most of your day is spent putting out fires and organizing work for other people.

How did we get here?

In an effort to make things faster, better, and more efficient, we made everything digital. While we succeeded in moving information around at lightening speed, the result is a complete mess of digital communications where conversations are disposable and information critical to group work is stuck in someone else's Inbox.

This is a huge problem. It's turning the joys of leadership into an oppressive task of communications management. Instead of making positive changes within your organization, everyone is just trying to survive. People work tirelessly. They contribute more hours of their week towards work and spend less time with family. Despite dedication and commitment, you don't seem to be able to get ahead. Frustration sets in and you start to doubt your ability to get things done.

Here's the good news. For years now we have been managing digital communications for group work using email simply because it's the one tool to which everyone has access. Fortunately, this is no longer true. High speed Internet is now common at work and at home. Within the social arena we are learning to use tools like Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Blogs, and wikis to connect, communicate, and do stuff more efficiently. Only in the workplace do we still do things the 'old way'. Despite the advantages these tools bring, getting these technologies into the workplace has been a challenge because these free tools are open to the general public. To make matters worse, you don't own the information you post in an environment like Facebook. For most work environments this represent far too much risk. So we use email.

Until now.

What if you could own your own online workspace? What if you could stop being the funnel through which all communications must flow. You'll be able to host group conversations, coordinate the evolution of working documents, and post shared files all within in your own private online environment. You'll be able to form groups. You'll be able set your teams free and watch as work gets done.

I invite you to stop doing the same tasks over and over again. Stop sending the same emails over and over again. Let's schedule an appointment so you can find out how a FlowThink workspace can put you back in the driver's seat where you can regain control of your life.

 

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