Should IT Managers Allow Their Team Members To Work From Home?

I’m willing to bet that one or more of your team members has come to you and requested that they be permitted to work from home. For most of us IT managers this tests our IT manager skills and poses a dilemma: we can understand that our team members want the convenience of working from … Read moreShould IT Managers Allow Their Team Members To Work From Home?

Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Layoff

I have a number of friends who are IT managers at Verizon. The other day Verizon announced that they were going to go through a round of layoffs and they were going to be targeting 6,000 current employees. You can only imagine the level of chaos that this caused. It does bring up an interesting … Read moreDealing With The Aftermath Of A Layoff

Saying Goodbye Is Hard To Do: How To Fire Employees

I’d be willing to bet that there are a number of different IT manager tasks that none of us really enjoy doing and that we’ve never really had any IT manager training on how to do correctly. There is that end-of-year employee evaluation that takes so much time to do, there are perhaps weekly time … Read moreSaying Goodbye Is Hard To Do: How To Fire Employees

Can An IT Manager Be The Office Bad Guy?

If you sat down with most IT managers you’d discover that they’d really like to be liked at the office. I think that just about everyone thinks that if you are nice to everyone that you meet, then your chances of going far in the company are boosted. However, there is a group of IT … Read moreCan An IT Manager Be The Office Bad Guy?