How IT Managers Can Make Innovation Happen: Tips And Techniques For IT Managers To Use In Order To Make Innovation Happen In Their Teams

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Every company wants to grow and become more successful. There is no magic formula to make this happen, but it is generally agreed that in order for this to happen the company cannot stand still. Instead, they always have to be trying new things and growing.

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Overview

Every company wants to grow and become more successful. There is no magic formula to make this happen, but it is generally agreed that in order for this to happen the company cannot stand still. Instead, they always have to be trying new things and growing.

What You'll Find Inside:

  • HOW IT LEADERS CAN GROW GOOD IDEAS
  • 3 REASONS INNOVATION DOESN'T HAPPEN IN IT
  • IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO INNOVATE LIKE AN IT DEPARTMENT
  • 3 STEPS IT MANAGERS CAN TAKE TO MAKE INNOVATION HAPPEN FOR THEIR TEAM

In an IT team, in order to make this kind of growth occur, innovation has to be encouraged to happen. All too often the workers on the team can get too involved in their day-to-day tasks to spend any time thinking about innovation. That's where the IT manager has to step in.

As the IT manager it is your job to create an environment in which your team that will not only encourage innovation to happen but will also help it to grow once it starts. A great deal of this has to do with how you communicate to the team what you want to happen.

Innovation is something that we all know that we want to have happen, but just exactly how to make it occur is what often eludes us. As the IT manager you are going to have to identify the innovation strategies that will work with your team and your IT department and then implement them.

It's possible that either innovation projects have been tried in the past and have not worked or, more likely, there is no innovation going on right now. It is your job to change this and make innovation take root and become part of everyone's daily routine.

This book is filled with tools that IT managers can use to introduce innovation into their teams. These ideas range from learning to grow good ideas to doing more with what you already have. No matter what approach you decide to take, the goal is the same: cause innovation to take root and grow.

Making innovation happen is not easy. By reading this book you will have the ideas and the techniques that you need to cause it to happen in your team. Once this happens, it can spread to the rest of the IT department. This is the kind of leadership that the company is looking for from their IT managers.

For more information on what it takes to be a great IT manager, check out my blog, The Accidental IT Leader, at:

www.TheAccidentalITLeader.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494703479
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/21/2013
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Managing an IT team is not just a job, it's a science. Nobody knows more about the science of managing IT teams than Dr. Jim Anderson.

"I don't embrace excuses for why IT teams aren't being successful, I embrace solutions."

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Anderson has transformed failing IT teams worldwide. Dr. Anderson will turn these lost teams into department champions.

Dr. Jim Anderson understands what it is like to both work in an IT department as an employee as well as a manager.

The most expensive hardware and software in the world is worthless if you don't have the best team on board to take care of it and keep it running. Too often IT staff members become bored, disinterested, or just burned out and either stop trying or, even worse, leave.

This doesn't have to be your IT team's fate. As an IT manager, you can have a charged up, motivated team that "gets it". Each firm is different and Dr. Anderson understands this.

For more information on Blue Elephant Consulting and IT team management, go to: www.BlueElephantConsulting.com

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