CIO and IT directors are constantly faced with duties vital to the success of a company’s operation. CIOs juggle responsibilities on a daily basis that require rapid and intuitive decision-making. While making these decisions, important factors may be overlooked. Here are three mistakes that may be made by CIOs that can result in major damages.
- Forgetting the big picture
- When beginning new projects or working in unfamiliar territory, it’s easy for CIOs to forget the entire scheme of things. Devoting equal amounts of time to multiple projects ensures an IT department runs smoothly. Instead of team leaders getting involved in smaller projects, it’s recommended to remember the entire plan, and only work where assistance is needed.
- Lack of communication
- IT processes are necessary to a successful business, but are hard to understand for some people. Effectively communicating the need for successful IT helps remind key stakeholders the importance of the program, and boost IT staff morale. Bringing attention to the IT departments success and importance to a business garners attention and support.
- Technology monotony
- It’s easy to get stuck in a routine or committed to a particular device or brand. While change can be confusing, CIOs should regularly check technology to see if devices are functioning at the best possible level and if there are any new devices that can contribute to the IT scheme. Older devices bring options for recycling and refurbishment.
CIO positions come with responsibility and multiple decisions that can make or break an IT scheme. Running multiple operations at once may be overwhelming, but focusing on the big picture and maximizing value from IT and device management ensures processes run smoothly.
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