Archive for June, 2015
ManagementSpeak: This got in under my radar. Translation: I’m way behind on my emails. Fortunately, I’m not – I spotted this excellent entry the moment it arrived in my inbox.
Summarizing a surprisingly nice paper by the folks who make things official.
ManagementSpeak: Individual contributor. Translation: Cog in a wheel. This week’s anonymous source was an individual contributor, but hardly a cog in the ManagementSpeak wheel.
There’s a cheaper and easier way to know what your customers are saying about you than social media analytics.
ManagementSpeak: We are consolidating all our offices into our new building in another state to better serve our customers. Translation: We have too much space in our new building and can’t afford the extra rent, so we’re moving our employees away from our customers. Thanks to this week’s contributor for serving KJR’s customers.
Make sure that’s all your IT department shares with the IATA.
ManagementSpeak: We’ll specify that in the Policies and Procedures. Translation: We don’t care if we actually get the right results, as long as we have something to point to that proves we tried. This week’s contributor got the right results – the secret satisfaction of getting a new ManagementSpeak published. Why not do the same, […]
Don’t rely on committees when peer pressure will do the trick.
ManagementSpeak: This year we are limiting our corporate strategic initiatives to five key items. Translation: We actually have double that, but five fits better on the page and we hope you’ll be less upset when we ask you to do the rest, too. D.K., who provided this week’s bit of management math, is concerned he […]
The usual forms of IT governance won’t work for shadow IT. All they’ll do is push it further into the shadows. That doesn’t mean shadow IT should be governance-free.