Links for July 12 2009

Social change takes more than social media by Ivan Booth on the Rootwork Blog (via Beth Kanter’s Blog) KISS: The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics – and Why It Matters by B.L. Ochman’s blog on B.L. Ochman’s WhatsNextBlog Whom to Pay is More Important than How Much or How by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz on HarvardBusiness.org The … Read more

Keeping your IT staff Engaged and Happy – The New CIO Series

The New CIO is a weekly article about the challenges facing today’s CIO as well as what can be done to prepare for future challenges. Today’s CIO is having a tough time. They’re being asked to do more with less.  Budgets are being slashed.  Projects are being canceled.  Tough times indeed. What can the CIO … Read more

Humanity and Business

Can an organization be built on individuality with a focus on bringing humanity back to business? I think so. The modern day corporation was developed to build ‘stuff’.  To build ‘stuff’, organization was needed.  To keep the organization flowing, management was needed.  Management created processes, procedures, flowcharts, operational efficiencies, human resources, etc etc etc. Many … Read more

Guest Post: The Cost of Employee Disengagement

This is a guest post from Michael Sebastian, PhD.   Find out more information about Michael here. Anger, fear, depression and fatigue. These are the feelings of many employees today. And those emotions don’t get checked in at the door. A bad economy has many employees feeling stressed out and apathetic about their jobs, resulting in … Read more

The Role of the CIO: Mentor

The latest edition of CIO Magazine has an interesting article titled “Power from Your People” written by Karan Sorenson, VP & CIO at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals. In the article, Sorenson makes an interesting claim: The role of CIO goes far beyond ‘leading IT’…it includes mentoring employees and developing employees throughout the organization. In most … Read more