What Keeps ITExecutives Up @ Night Prepared remarks by panelist Henry Hirschel Henry@HenryHirschel.com
Panel presentation to silicon valley executivesResponse to questions
Question: Can you share any best practices or strategies for retaining your top talent?Gartner: By 2015, Information smart businesses will increase recognized IT spending per enterprise employee 60%10 best practice strategies for retaining your talent true leadership is about inﬂuencing all levels or the organization provide transparency among the team and stakeholders actively listen to team members and customers Assign work strategically Understand capacity of individual members of the team
Question: Can you share any best practices or strategies for retaining your top talent?10 best practice strategies for retaining your talent Reward employees and show appreciation Talk with the team about higher purpose of work environment Encourage work life balance Focus on the future Reduce fear among employees by discussing the future
“A good IT leader entices others to dowhat they do best, in harmony withothers to create a result exponentiallybetter than what any single personcould accomplish” (CIO Magazine, 2011)
What can be done to move from the mentality ofimmediate cost cutting needs to organizational- wide efﬁciency improvements? Garner: By 2015, new revenue generated each year by IT will determine annual compensation of most Global 2000 CIO’s Imagine managing IT as a proﬁt center rather than a cost center. Value proposition is a combination of hard and soft returns IT leaders must improve the capabilities and maturity of key staff Measure new revenue through vision of process improvement Mentality of strategy-focused improvements Socialize value with whole organization Keep executives close and the CEO and CFO even closer
If you have a radical idea...don’t be radicalin how you carry it out. Become a right-wing conservative in carrying out a left-wing idea (J.Pesper Eckert)
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