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Measuring Community – Counting what really counts

Season 4 of Community premieres Thursday. To make sure you’re ready, here’s a look at the first three seasons:

preview | go big on zoom.it

As the old adage goes: you can’t save from cancellation what you don’t measure.

UPDATE 2/7:
Got some requests for a printed version. Head to Zazzle if you want to pick one up for your wall. Also, thanks to Redditors for the comments and votes. Happy October 19th!

My first two months at Microsoft – a communication introspective

I started work at Microsoft on 9/8/2009.  So far, I’m thoroughly enjoying working with great colleagues on a great product, the web half of Windows Live (specifically the social networking part). Things are off to an exciting start — I’ve already survived a cougar invasion, my first release to production, and an onslaught of more than 10,000 e-mails.  Through it all, I’ve been able to keep my wits about me (mostly) and my Inbox hovering around 20 items.

To mark the end of my second month (way back on 11/8), I decided to examine my communication patterns and how they had shifted over my first several weeks at work.  As much as it was to be an exercise in reflection, it would also serve as an exercise in upkeep; after all, I need to keep those Illustrator skills sharp.  It took a bit longer to complete than planned (it’s been a busy month), but it’s finally done.   Without further ado, I present a look at my communication patterns over the first two months of work:

Any thoughts?  To other new grads starting work, how does it compare to your new jobs?