Leadership and Management

Leadership and management news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

risk reward ts
Hervé Coureil, CIO, Schneider Electric [2015]

curious listener listening sound talking discussion human ear hand whispering gossip 000001026615

Why referrals make the best hires

Most HR pros say job candidate referrals are safer bets when hiring, but most job seekers aren't networking effectively to get those referrals, according to a new study from Future Workplace and Beyond.com.

more productivity tips

IT leaders pick productivity over security

Implementing security measures can make systems run slower and essentially bog down productivity, which is causing some enterprises to abandon effective security measures. Two recent studies highlight the severity of lacking...

bad boss tech jobs underfoot squash employee worker

How to deal with a manager who hates you

Sometimes it’s your boss, sometimes it’s you. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that it’s important to figure out why you and your manager don’t get along. Then you have to decide if it’s something you can fix or if you simply need to get...

Tech Q&As: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer...

iphone apps smartphone mobile

A mobile-first strategy improves employee productivity, study finds

Organizations rated ‘pioneers’ with respect to mobile enablement saw a 16% boost in productivity, as well as increases in creativity, satisfaction and loyalty.

betterback1

BetterBack: How to fix your bad back

In IT, pretty much everyone has a bad back from endless sitting, BetterBack can not only bring relief but also retrain you to sit properly.

adamwarby4

Why Microsoft is your best strategic partner for the future

Avanade CEO Adam Warby details how a $2 billion IT services company is capitalizing on new Microsoft cloud and collaboration capabilities to power digital transformation projects.

outsourcing call center ts

Why outsourcing customers are terminating their call center deals

No longer content with simply lower costs, call center outsourcing buyers are looking for providers to deliver emerging technology and improved business outcomes as well.

stem education ts

Why early STEM education will drive the U.S. economy

The Obama administration pushes to start kids on science and technology education at a young age to elevate the nation’s competitive position socially and economically.

frustrated computer user

DevOps and deviance: How bad IT practices become accepted as normal

What IT can learn about the study of the “normalization of deviance” phenomena

Shine a spotlight on shadow IT and prosper

4 ways to apply SLAs to shadow IT

IT can harness the power of shadow IT services and solutions and mitigate associated risks by wrapping formal SLAs around them.

signs arrow confused

6 ways to better align IT with the business

IT and business have struggled over the idea of alignment for decades, and not always successfully. Members of the staff of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research have come up with what they think is a better way for business...

certifications certified certificate

Are agile, DevOps and similar certifications worth it?

DevOps, continuous delivery, scrum and agile are all necessary skills in an IT-driven workplace. But how much can certifications in these areas really prove?

20160225 stock mwc ericsson booth security locks

IDC’s guide to avoiding vendor lock-in

Download a free IDC report that’s full of advice to help enterprise IT customers recognize “vendor control points,” gain leverage in negotiations, and retain the option to switch vendors if necessary.

041916blog boaty mcboatface

Sorry, Boaty fans: The Internet can’t always get what it wants

No one laughed more than I did when the Internet stepped up and voted overwhelmingly to name a British research ship Boaty McBoatface.

outsourcing ts

The pain of training your replacement

At New York Life, IT employees are training overseas workers to do their jobs. It takes an emotional toll, and there are odd rules and processes to follow.

hiring cruious employees

Why curious people make better employees

Most hiring managers focus only on finding candidates with the most impressive qualifications, but there is more to potential employees than a resume. To build self-motivated and inspired teams, you need to hire people who are not...

What makes a vendor relationship work?

In this free report from the CIO Executive Council, IT leaders identify the most important characteristics of a strategic vendor and reveal how they handle vendor management to produce the best results.

Load More