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The Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks

September 22, 2009 Comments off

Earlier this month, Jeff Ello over at Computerworld wrote an excellent piece on the Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks. I think he very elegantly described some of the disconnects that often exist between technical staff and technical leadership.

Unlike in many industries, the fight in most IT groups is in how to get things done, not how to avoid work. IT pros will self-organize, disrupt and subvert in the name of accomplishing work.

The challenge opportunity for IT leadership is to empower (trust and respect) the talented people in their department to focus on getting work done – and less on the absurdities of day-to-day bureaucracy.

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