EXPANDING YOUR TEAM - IT ON DECK
In 2016, IDG Research Services conducted its own in-depth survey of CIOs and IT executives. Among its findings: many organizations report plans to increase both IT budgets as well as IT hiring. Perhaps even more important, the percentage of IT budgets dedicated to driving business growth and transformation is growing, while the percentage spent on just “keeping the lights on” and systems running is declining.
IT teams can be challenging to build as so people with like communication styles, similar logic approaches, and typical personality traits gravitate to the technology space. As a leader, you have to work hard to make sure communication stays clear and trust builds - without too many people making too many assumptions because they are in IT.
As these teams form, then align into a cohesive working group, people will adapt to make “the work” work better. Do you know which way they are adapting their communication styles and leadership traits to create harmony? Are too many people moving in the same direction (so there are no leaders)? Is this alignment making it difficult for IT to work with other groups in your organization?
Contact me to understand some of these typical adaptations and how you can quickly assess and take action to build a trusting team of IT professionals.