july newsletter: back to school

 
Hanging off the trolley in San Francisco, enjoying a night off after 8 hours of sitting in classes. Thus, the face.

———————————–

The movers and the shakers were in the room: eBay, Nike, T-Mobile and the United Nations. (Yes, the U.N.)

And Campus Crusade for Christ. (That is Jason, Erik and me from the Web team.)

It was an intensive three-day training for communications people working on the Internet. The classes focused on how to make our sites more user-friendly. I learned a lot. For instance, the importance of spending time face-to-face with our staff members, asking them what they like on the Staff Web (below) and what they don’t.

I was also encouraged. The conference sessions pointed out many things to implement that we’re already doing. Hurrah! We’re on the right track!

This week, Gabe (a coworker) and I hosted a focus group with a handful of new staff members who are going through our summer training. We received valuable input and ideas for continuing to make the Staff Web a place that helps inform, equip and inspire our staff family.

Two days ago I received an e-mail from a staff member thanking our team for making it easy for him to find the information he needs to do his job more effectively.

How encouraging!

Advertisements

One Response to july newsletter: back to school

  1. rob says:

    Cool! Hey, next time you do a focus group like that, I’d love to sit in on it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: