The timing of this true story is almost too perfect:
He would get a call at about 5:00am in the morning and then boot up the browser, FTP, and mail client to update the homepage, send out emails, and manage the flow of information.
This, of course, was not sustainable (nor enjoyable, I’m sure).
Does this resonate with any of you? Familiar with this type of scenario? Here’s what they did to fix it:
The Power (and Usefulness) of Technology:
John did some research recently and found that e2Campus.com was a perfect solution for their issues.
John signed up the organization, sent out emails to the students, and in less than 24 hours they had more nearly half of the staff and student body sign up.
This was Thursday, 3 days ago. Literally a day later they would have to use it: A record snowfall in Dallas.
The Amazing New Process!
Instead of the typical mass-hysteria of such an event and the logistical nightmare that occurs, an HR person simply logged in, sent out a message which went to 700 mobile phones, 500 email addresses, 2,000 friends on Facebook, 1,800 followers on Twitter, and showed up on the DTS main site via RSS.
Amazing. Seriously amazing. Thank God for technology.
And, the best thing of course is that John got to sleep in.