Archive for June, 2015

ManagementSpeak, 6/29/2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015
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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.

Digital by McKinsey

Monday, June 29th, 2015
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Summarizing a surprisingly nice paper by the folks who make things official.

ManagementSpeak, 6/22/2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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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.

A five buck solution to a fifty buck problem

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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There’s a cheaper and easier way to know what your customers are saying about you than social media analytics.

ManagementSpeak, 6/15/2015

Monday, June 15th, 2015
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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.

IT and IATA share two letters

Monday, June 15th, 2015
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Make sure that’s all your IT department shares with the IATA.

ManagementSpeak, 6/8/2015

Monday, June 8th, 2015
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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, […]

The new IT governance

Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Don’t rely on committees when peer pressure will do the trick.

ManagementSpeak, 6/1/2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015
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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 […]

Shadow IT governance. Sorta.

Monday, June 1st, 2015
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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.

my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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