I am working with a lot of teams and hearing about this problem coming up again.
Kind of like a cough that will not go away (that is for another day).
Ah… Kids back in school. Spreading knowledge.
Lots of other stuff.
Germ mines that bring new germs home to their parents, who have not seen most of the stuff out there in the past.. and so on and so on.
Those parents go to collocated team rooms.
With people who do not have kids.
The original blog entry is located at http://www.implementingscrum.com/2007/01/08/sick-stay-home/.
Post it on your team room walls.
Send it home to people on your teams who are still calling in (or ask them to call in and GO home!).
Good luck out there.
– mike vizdos