As CIOs, because of the importance of information technology we spend our days surrounded by servers and making decisions about things like firewalls and moving into the cloud. Is workplace diversity something that we really need to trouble ourselves about? It turns out that creating a diverse workforce can be a critical part of any … Read moreWhat Can CIOs Do To Boost Workplace Diversity?
Would it be ok if we took a moment and talked about diversity? Let’s face it, the world of IT and most of our IT departments are not really models of diversity. For some reason, it sure seems like white males (and a lot of Asians) are the ones who seem to populate most of … Read moreWhat Can CIOs Do In Order To Increase Diversity In The IT Department?
Just in case you were not dealing with enough big issues, it turns out that there is another one that just might be headed your way. This one has to do with just exactly how much you are willing to let everyone in the IT department know about your employment agreement with everyone else in … Read moreShould The Salaries In Your IT Department Be Known By All?
I’m not sure if you’ve been following this story in the news, but out in Silicon Valley all of those famous companies that you’ve been hearing about, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. have just gotten done taking a look at their global workforces. What they wanted to discover is just exactly what kind of mix of … Read moreJust Exactly How Important Is Diversity In Your IT Department?
When your IT employees aren’t complaining, that means that you’re doing a good job as CIO, right? Actually, it turns out that the answer is no. Dr. Anderson identifies why having quiet employees may be a bad thing for CIOs. He identifies who in your IT department is going to speak up first and … Read moreVideo: Why Quiet IT Employees Should Make A CIO Nervous
It turns out that a CIO really doesn’t do all that much. I mean, they don’t do any coding, they don’t debug network problems, and they don’t design next-generation storage solutions. Sorta makes you wonder just exactly they do do? It turns out that most of a CIO’s time is spent doing scary stuff, like … Read moreWhy Quiet IT Employees Should Make A CIO Nervous
Ok all you CIOs wannabes, guess what one of your first problems is going to be once you assume control of the IT department? No, not that innovation thing. Nor will it be finding new ways to cut costs. Somewhat amazingly considering that we are living in the enlightened 21st Century — you will need … Read moreMessage From The CIO: Send More Women!
How many women work in your IT department? Is your CIO a woman? The answer to the first question is probably “not that many“, and the answer to the second is all too often “no“. We’ve been aware that this is an issue for awhile, how are we doing on addressing it? How Do Women … Read moreWomen In IT: What’s The Current Score?