Information Technology Challenges

I asked the following question on LinkedIn earlier this week and received some very insightful responses: What are the top challenges in IT organization’s today? In reading the various magazines, blogs and websites out there (CIO.com, etc) on the subject, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are many many issues facing IT groups today. … Read more Information Technology Challenges

From Project Manager to IT Leader

One thing that I’ve heard often is that a project manager role is a good thing for your career and will help your ascent up the ladder to more responsibility. I’m wondering how often this actually occurs. I’ve met a lot of Project Managers who have been PM’s for years and have had very little … Read more From Project Manager to IT Leader

A Thought on Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has been seen as a ‘buzzword’ for some time but also been touted as something that every organization should focus on. It appears that there is some progress toward engaging employees (see the “Further Reading” below) but of course, many organization’s just don’t “get it”. Instead of talking about how to engage employees … Read more A Thought on Employee Engagement

Flexible working hours revisted

Management issues had posted another article (see the previous one here and my comments on the topic here) topic titled “Still suspicious of flexible working” that discusses a newly released study by HR consultancy Hewitt Associates. An excerpt follows: The survey of 90 U.S. employers also found that two thirds believed that flexibility increased employee … Read more Flexible working hours revisted

Flexible Working hours brings gains

Management Issues recently published an article titled “Flexible working boosts the bottom line” that reports on some very interesting research results that says: …a new study has found that greater flexibility reduces absenteeism, improves employee health and even helps to improve employee commitment. The research report, released by Wake Forest University, provides some very interesting … Read more Flexible Working hours brings gains

Mass Career Customization

I recently finished reading Mass Career Customization, the newly released book from Deloitte’s Cathleen Benko and Anne Weisberg (published by Harvard Business Press). The Quick review: Great book with some excellent ideas. The long review (well…not real long): The authors do a very good job of outlining the issues and trends that are pressing employees … Read more Mass Career Customization

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