What Makes Someone A Good Fit For Your Team: Chemistry

August 2, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!As IT managers, it is our responsibility to use our IT manager skills to build the best team that we possibly can. We’re going to be asking a lot from our team in terms of being able to deliver complex […]

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How IT Managers Can Deal With The Tragedy Of Unreturned Emails

July 26, 2018

I think that it would probably be safe to say that despite the arrival of social media tools, email is still the #1 tool that IT managers use to both get and distribute information. Email has so many different things working in its favor: everyone has an email address so everyone can be reached, we […]

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IT Managers Understand How Important HR Is To Building A Successful Team

July 19, 2018

If I was to ask you what it takes to make a really great team, what would your answer be? Lots of ping pong tables? Probably not. What makes people want to both join and then stay with your team is something that is much more difficult to create: workplace culture. You need to understand […]

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What To Do When You Are Not In Charge

July 12, 2018

Remember the day when you were made an IT manager? What did you think? Did you think that now that you were in charge, things were going to be different around here? What I suspect that you have learned since that day is that you really are not the one in charge. Yes, you do […]

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IT Managers Need To Know What Their Team Members Really Want

June 28, 2018

As IT managers, one of the many challenges that we face on a daily basis is using our IT manager skills to keep our team together. I don’t care how hip and cool your company may be, it’s always a challenge trying to both find and then keep the best workers who make up your […]

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Can Mobile Video Games Help IT Managers To Find The Right Employees?

June 21, 2018

Any time that we have an opening on our team, it becomes the responsibility of the IT manager to use our IT manager skills to evaluate candidates and pick the right one. However, it turns out that this can be much harder than it looks. Many candidates look fine during the interview process but turn […]

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How Technology Is Reshaping The Job Of IT Managers

June 14, 2018

Something odd is going on. Right now, at companies everywhere, more and more firms are in the process of adopting brand new technologies such as cloud, mobile, and processing of big data. More and more these firms in many different fields are starting to look more and more like those flashy startup firms out in […]

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Are IT Managers Avoiding Doing What They Should Be Doing?

June 7, 2018

I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that we don’t know everything. However, if we had the chance to learn some new information, would we jump at the opportunity? Somewhat surprisingly, the answer is often “no”. IT managers can have a nasty habit of not wanting to learn something that they think is going […]

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IT Managers Need To Know All About Stress

May 24, 2018

Being an IT manager is not an easy thing to do. There are many different people asking us to do things for them and there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done. What happens to us is that as we make our way through the day, our stress level […]

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Should IT Managers Track Their Employees?

May 17, 2018

As IT managers one of our primary job responsibilities is to use our IT manager skills to make sure that the members of our team have the information that they are going to need in order to do their job. This may sound like a relatively straightforward task, but in reality it turns out to […]

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