Posted by: David Scott
business effectiveness, business leadership, business-IT alignment, cost effectiveness, cost reduction, IT budget, IT effectiveness, IT leadership, IT plans, IT-business alignment
IT leaders face decisions involving resource constraints. These frequently impact staffing: Both in terms of number of staff (who wouldn’t want at least a few more people?), and an increase in staff stress.
Discovery of new possibilities is paramount. New collaborations involving departments and personnel is a possibility. Use creativity to examine new products, new thinking, new disciplines – and embrace prudent change in delivering the venerable “business solution.”
Examine the entire expanse of the organization and its concerns when considering how technology might solve business’ challenges. Examine the economy’s impact to the organization, and adjust as possible and where necessary long-range technology initiatives and plans. Include too hiring, staffing, training & development, and capital budgets as well as projects.
The savvy IT leader will seek, and motivate others to seek, cost efficiencies. Leverage all resources that can be leveraged.
Be willing to listen to fresh ideas and encourage all to contribute.
August 31st: On this day in 1895, the first pro football game was held (Quarterback John Brallier was paid $10 and won, 12-0)