Every Monday morning I hold a “10 minute” Monday meeting with my staff. This is an in-person briefing from the point of view of a CIO. Typically its just me talking and so I thought that people were not interesting, yet when I though about cancelling it due to a lack of interest, the responce was overwhelming for me to continue. Just having staff be informed for 10 minutes a week was really appreciated. Better than no communication is what I heard plus much more friendly than e-mail.