This week was all about training at work. With the forced software migration butting up against a deadline, we’re working really hard to get everyone migrated over as soon as possible. This means lots of training. I spent a lot of the week either preparing for a training session, giving a training session, or fielding questions that came up as people started to use the new software. By Thursday I had almost lost my voice. The training room we are using is a big box that echoes and I had to really project my voice to be heard over all the computer fans and all the other echoing noises.
But all the sessions have been really well received, and I feel really good about them. I think things are moving forward in the best way that can be expected. The next week or so will be a bit rough for everyone as we all adjust and figure out new work flows, but the feeling is generally positive, especially as people learn what the new software can do (it’s quite powerful). And it’s exciting to see the change actually happening after the months and months of preparation.
Needless to say, I didn’t do much else besides work this past week. By the time I got home, all I wanted to do was rest my voice and not talk for awhile. On Friday I planned to attend a Shakespeare in the park event to get out (and because I love such things), but, well, it didn’t happen. I got home from work on Friday, sat down to read one of the many books I have stacked up and promptly fell asleep! I woke up after the play had started. Oh well. There’s always next year!