How To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

What you really want is for the members of your IT department to be engaged

When you have new people join your department, they generally do so with a great deal of excitement – they understand the importance of information technology. There are a lot of things that they want to accomplish and they are looking forward to learning many new things. However, over time this has a habit of … Read moreHow To Avoid Having Unengaged Employees On Your Team

Skills That Every CIO Needs To Have

Congratulations on having your company make you the CIO. However, now what? As the person with the CIO job, you are going to have to use your skills to solve a range of challenging technical problems. However, you’re not going to be able to do this by yourself. You’ll need help from everyone who is … Read moreSkills That Every CIO Needs To Have

CIOs Need To Help Workers To “Like” Their Jobs More

I’ve got a quick question for you: what’s the most popular site on the web? If you said “Facebook”, then I think that you’d be correct. Almost without exception, each and every person at your company may be visiting this site at least once each day to tell their friends what they’ve been up to. … Read moreCIOs Need To Help Workers To “Like” Their Jobs More

4 Steps CIOs Need To Take To Make Their Process Improvement Projects Successful

Pity the poor CIOs who gets the idea that what his IT department needs to do this year is to implement a process improvement project. It’s not that these types of projects are a bad thing to do, it’s just that all too often they don’t actually work out. Well, that was before we had … Read more4 Steps CIOs Need To Take To Make Their Process Improvement Projects Successful

CIOs Want To Know Why IT Process Improvement Programs Fail

It seems as though at least once a year CIOs get a bee in their bonnet and decide that the company’s IT department needs to knuckle down and improve its processes. This means that it’s time to implement one of those far-reaching process improvement programs. Oh, oh. No matter if it’s Six Sigma or some … Read moreCIOs Want To Know Why IT Process Improvement Programs Fail

In IT, Bigger is NOT Necessarily Better

Way back in my young & foolish days I had the opportunity to work at a couple of startups. I came to them after having worked for very large firms such as Boeing, Siemens, and Alcatel. Needless to say the environment, attitude, and overall energy level at the startups was completely different from the large … Read moreIn IT, Bigger is NOT Necessarily Better