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Reduce Off-Hours Communication to Improve Work-Life Balance

September 2, 2015
Stone Sculpture  by Anatoli Styf

Technology has brought about many changes in our world.  All-new industries were given birth or faded into history because of the information technology revolution.  However, the information technology revolution was not a panacea and did …

Whose responsibility is it to Motivate?

August 28, 2015
raised hands

It is well understood in the academic literature that motivation is an internal force (McShane & Von Glinow, 2014).  Motivation is an internal drive, and many motivators are common among all people (McShane & Von …

Continuing on…The Internet Never Forgets

May 7, 2013
The digital world

The other day I was ranting about privacy in the digital age. The public does not fully comprehend the potential positive or negative impact of cloud services on their lives; how the information they choose …

Training Often Gets Forgotten in the Rush to Release The New

April 24, 2013

When I was early in my career, I often aggressively rolled out new systems and applications with minimal planning or rigorous testing.  Some very serious lessons were learned during those times about the importance of …

Taking Time to Assess the IT Plan

March 17, 2011
Everyone needs a Brain Trust to help develop a good plan

Twice a year, I get my greater IT team together to assess the tactical plan for the next six months and gather input looking forward to the next three years.  I found this process to be insightful, …

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for Small Information Technology Departments

November 19, 2009

Individuals, departments, and companies must track their performance in order to have a baseline and comparator for improvement over time. KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are the baseline of understanding needed to determine performance metrics and will keep individuals and groups on the …

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