Reducing employee turnover by engaging your workforce

Reducing employee turnover by engaging your workforce

Involuntary attrition is the silent killer of organizational productivity. Here is a common sense approach to minimize it.

12 ways to reduce your IT costs

12 ways to reduce your IT costs

Delivering IT solutions at the appropriate price point is a goal of all CIOs. Here are a dozen cost areas a CIO can optimize to deliver value to their business partners.

One powerful productivity improvement you can implement today

One powerful productivity improvement you can implement today

All organizations seek ways to improve their productivity. Here is a simple, easy to implement, technique that can provide surprising results.

What retirees do when they leave the workforce

What retirees do when they leave the workforce

Modern workers can have a tough time imagining what retirees do all day, or what retirement might be like when they reach that stage. Here's a look at one retired technology executive's typical day.

4 keys to a happy and successful retirement

4 keys to a happy and successful retirement

For many workers, imagining life after their careers end can be difficult and more than a bit scary. This post shares advice on how to embrace the retirement lifestyle and provides suggestions to make it a success.

10 reasons you should be using agile

10 reasons you should be using agile

Agile development provides many advantages over the waterfall alternative, but some organizations have been reluctant to make the switch. This article describes the benefits for CIOs who are considering a move to agile.

6 tips to help you excel in a new leadership role

6 tips to help you excel in a new leadership role

A change in leadership can be stressful for both the new boss and the existing team, but these six steps help make the transition a smooth one.

The secret to successful projects: Peer reviews

The secret to successful projects: Peer reviews

IT projects often experience cost overruns and missed deadlines. This article examines how the best companies use a peer review process to significantly improve the probability of project success.

6 tips to help managers build great teams

6 tips to help managers build great teams

Building a high performing team is one of the most important steps a manager can take to achieve success. These six tips can help you craft an exceptional business team.

Advice on how to get promoted, from a retired CIO

Advice on how to get promoted, from a retired CIO

It can be difficult for aspiring employees to climb the career ladder, and doing a job well is not the only factor in obtaining promotions. This article discusses some of the less obvious, but critical, behaviors people can take to...

12 critical metrics for IT success

Metrics are important for IT shops that hope to achieve organizational goals. However, they can be dangerous, and using the appropriate metrics is critical. This article defines the most important metrics for technology organizations....

6 steps to optimize your vendor relationships

6 steps to optimize your vendor relationships

Creating strong partnerships with vendors can be an important factor in determining whether organizations achieve their objectives. Here are six steps companies can take to maximize the results they get from their vendors.

Looking to build a great internship program? Read this

Looking to build a great internship program? Read this

Intern programs can be a great recruiting tool, and you may be surprised by how much work interns can do if you challenge them. This article describes several best practices to help differentiate your program from other companies and...

How to Transform Your Technology Organization: Leadership

How to Transform Your Technology Organization: Leadership

This series of posts can help CIOs achieve better results. In the third and final installment, Bob Ronan describes the rare technology organizations that become 'Leaders.'

How to Transform Your Technology Organization: Innovation

How to Transform Your Technology Organization: Innovation

This series of posts can help CIOs achieve better results. In the second installment, Bob Ronan describes what it takes to become an 'Innovator.'

How to Transform Your Technology Organization: The Basics

How to Transform Your Technology Organization: The Basics

This series of posts can help CIOs achieve better results. In the first installment, Bob Ronan sets the stage by describing his model for thinking about the four stages of the technology organization and shares best practices that...

How to Make Your 2015 Planning Session the Best Ever

How to Make Your 2015 Planning Session the Best Ever

Annual planning meetings are common events as companies put one year in the books and look ahead to a new year of challenges and opportunities. Bob Ronan provides a template for making your meeting productive while also suggesting...

Is Your IT Shop Successful?

Is Your IT Shop Successful?

Determining if an IT shop is successful goes far beyond the achievement of operational and delivery goals. It includes creating an organization that is easy to work with, spends money prudently, exploits technology and provides...

8 Tips to Make Sure Your Staff Meeting is Worth the Time

8 Tips to Make Sure Your Staff Meeting is Worth the Time

Staff meetings can be great opportunities to move the organization forward. This article identifies best practices and common pitfalls to help focus the senior management team--as well as the broader organization--on the initiatives...

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