As my days at IBM grow shorter, I’m beginning to realize how many “lasts” have already happened or are imminent.
Some passed unnoticed, because I didn’t realize they were the last of their kind:
- I’ve already changed my intranet and Notes passwords for the last time
- I’ve already created my last PBC (Personal Business Commitments)
- I’ve already submitted my last TEA (Travel Expense Account)
- I’ve already ordered my last set of IBM business cards (and didn’t get a chance to use any of them!)
Some happened after I got the word:
- My office has been vacuumed for the last time (at least while it’s my office)
- I’ve qualified for the Fitness Rebate for the last time
- I joined my last “Community Builders” conference call
And some are yet to come:
- I have the opportunity to attend a final Architecture Review Board call on Wednesday
- I’ll be giving a last GTD-at-IBM presentation on Friday
- I could even attend a final CIO DE community meeting on March 31st
No, they’re not all significant, but they’re all steps towards what comes next. And so they matter.