We initially questioned the apparent ineffectiveness of “canned” HR programs with technical professionals. Why do these programs fall flat?
We also debated the role of HR, HR leadership, and the CIO in the ongoing motivation and performance of the IT team.
Finally, we talked about what strategies a CIO could employ to inspire his or her team. Missing were some of the convoluted incentives many corporate workers often hear about. The focus was centered on leaders being, well, leaders…setting a sound strategy, providing the teams with the proper tools and training, managing people firmly but fairly, and doing what they say they’re going to do. This isn’t revolutionary stuff here, but it may well be “innovative” in the sense that so few companies focus on these fundamentals.
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