Time to fire your frozen middle managers?

Middle managers are blockers: the "frozen middle" that causes businesses to fail by blocking necessary changes. CIOs must deal firmly with the negative middle manager layer if they are to succeed in a challenging world.
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Iain Smith is Director of Diaz Research, a research and advisory company focusing on IT people and organization best practices. He has 25 years experience working with blue chip companies on the IT HR issues and solutions .

His clients are mainly $20billion-plus US and European companies, who recognize the specialist knowledge that he brings to the subject of organizing and managing the IT workforce. He is a keen observer of both publicized and underlying trends and this informs his thinking and approach.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Iain Smith and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.