“Didn’t you see my memo?”. Sound familar?
Heard this a while back but I now see it’s value. Memos can often take a while to get down the chain of command. And memos are boring. And we get too many emails as it is.
Replace or supplement memos with blog posts. Seriously.
Blogs are faster and easier to understand (assuming they’re written in an informal style like blogs should be) than memos.
If you don’t want to give up the memo or want to test out the idea, then start an internal blog and summarize the memo in a short paragraph. Also, tell your staff when you expect the memo to get to them.
Boom. Social web at work.