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This week’s focus: business execution
I recently interviewed four education Chief Information Officers in an effort to understand their culture and values and see if there is a contrast with what I have experienced in the private sector.Here are some best practices that will improve collaboration between I.T. and business teams:
- Business process owners would appreciate I.T. collaborating with them while working to minimize friction.
- Business process owners want I.T. to be part of the same team, not merely blocking and tackling the people who are responsible for day-to-day execution of a critical process.
- Business process owners want I.T. to get excited about solving real problems and spend a lot less energy pushing back on the business requirements.
- Business process owners want I.T. and their teams to win together.
If this culture of collaboration is engendered, everyone will thrive.
[Note: You can read my entire Fast Company blog post here.]
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What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting
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