Category Archives: Corporate Culture

IT as an Impediment to Innovation

Over the past decade, much is being said about IT being the enabler of innovation within organizations.  I certainly am firmly in that camp.  In fact, I don’t view it as one of our jobs, to enable our customers to … Continue reading

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Compromise on needs to not meet them

When faced with customer needs, we only have two options – to meet them or not.  A simple choice, however, turns into a source of tremendous dissatisfaction. If we choose to meet the need, it is always with some judgment, … Continue reading

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Ajax, Odysseus, and philosophical approaches to fair compensation

This week I was lucky enough to wiggle my way into a lunch and learn with Dr. Paul Woodruff, among many things, the author of The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards. The lunch and learn was on the topic … Continue reading

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Culture as you leave is not as important as culture as you stay

Or try and get some things done. Read a great post by a former colleague, Ron Thomas, on culture and its importance to employee morale.   I agree with virtually everything Ron says, but as I read the article, what … Continue reading

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Missing the boat on cloud computing

It pains me to hear that cloud computing is the “game changer”, the “hottest thing”. It’s what organizations need to focus on, and IT departments need to stand up. To focus on cloud computing is to miss the boat entirely. … Continue reading

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Missing the gas pedal on Drive

Recently was forwarded this video again.  The most surprising thing I find in it is that most miss one of the fundamental points that Daniel Pink is making.  While it is true that we’re not motivated by money to perform … Continue reading

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Manage through Gartner

Whenever I hear “best of breed” implementation, I want to run for cover.  “Best of breed” tells me that we are about to spend a ton of money, not worry about requirements, invite an army of consultants, implement a product … Continue reading

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