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As a senior executive , you may think you know what Job Number 1 is: developing a killer strategy. In fact, this is only Job 1a. You have a second, equally important task. Call it Job 1b: enabling the ongoing engagement and everyday progress of the people in the trenches of your organization who strive to execute that strategy. A multiyear research project whose results we described in our recent book, The Progress Principle , 1 found that of all the events that can deeply engage people in their jobs, the single most important is making progress in meaningful work. Even incremental steps forward—small wins—boost what we call “inner work life”: the constant flow of emotions, motivations, and perceptions that constitute a person’s reactions to the events of the work day.
Automating your IT Change Management Process with a SharePoint based solution minimizes Operational Disruptions Click Here for the SharePoint Change Management Product Sheet It is widely understood that an organization’s ability to manage change effectively is one of the most important survival factors in the new economy. As more and more organizations are relying on IT to maintain their competitive advantage and to support strategic change initiatives, more reliance is placed on IT departments to maintain change management software to facilitate change with minimal operational disruptions. Therefore, having a formal IT change control process and software becomes imperative and can also provide the following benefits:
An IT innovation strategy is interpreted and developed based on industry sector, customer needs and business goals, so innovation strategies differ from organization to organization. Interviews with CIOs, however, show that innovative IT organizations share certain traits. In this FAQ, IT executives outline the drivers behind their IT innovation strategies, and talk about what it takes to develop an effective and sustainable approach to continuous innovation. One important component of an IT innovation strategy is creating a culture of innovation.
Will an MBA accelerate your career prospects? Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian There's certainly lots of encouraging news out there about what impact an MBA can have on your career prospects and pay packet.
These are, indeed, interesting times. We are bombarded, seemingly daily, with a slew of economic, social and environmental information which paints an ever more complex picture of what is going on in our world, our communities and our workplaces. Depending on the lenses through which we view this data, which data we choose to look at and which we choose to ignore, each of us, individually or in our ‘tribes’, make particular meaning of them.