Archive for November, 2011
ManagementSpeak: I help my employees focus on their work by not having distracting department meetings. Translation: Department meetings distract me from all the other meetings that are on my agenda. Undistracted by department meetings, this week’s contributor was able to focus on producing an outstanding translation.
Here’s something a little birdie could tell you: In principle, businesses and everyone in them should focus on a small number of important issues. In practice, that might not be a workable principle.
ManagementSpeak: But the implementation consultants don’t know our business like we do. Translation: I’d rather have this project fail than have to keep my ego in check by following their successful project plan. Fortunately, KJR‘s readers know the ManagementSpeak business better than I do. So keep ’em coming!
In fact, when the subject is corporate standards for tablets, the game hasn’t even started yet.
ManagementSpeak: We have a clear management objective. Translation: We also have management bonuses. Too bad they have nothing to do with each other. Regrettably, we have no KJR bonuses to offer, no matter how good a ManagementSpeak might be.
Continuing our exploration of CEO types from last week, here are three more – explorers, servants, and players – to help you figure out who you’re really working for and how they think.
“Every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it gets.” – Dr. Paul Batalden
Different types of business executive have very different goals, which depend on what angle they view their world from. As an IT leader, you have to know which type you’re dealing with.