Staffing in IT

In 2011, author Bob Lewis published the book, “Leading IT: Still the toughest job in the world, Second edition.” The book tackles some of the most challenging areas to address in an IT organization. Often the problems have little to do with the technology nor the process. The issues usually have to do with the […]

Making IT Decisions

In 2011, author Bob Lewis published the book, “Leading IT: Still the toughest job in the world, Second edition.” The book tackles some of the most challenging areas to address in an IT organization. Often the problems have little to do with the technology nor the process. The issues usually have to do with the […]

大型的擠壓

(從我的一個喜歡與尊敬的作家,賽斯 高汀) 在美國做卡車司機的人數會比其他任何職業都多。 長期以來,工會的卡車司機從工作規則,醫療保健,度假等等方面上受益。這不是一件容易做的工作,但它仍然是一個職業。 慢慢的公司開始意識到,如果他們把工作交給些自由職業的卡車司機,他們可以充份的利用自由市場。結果越來越多的工作跑到了獨立的經營者的手上,他們是自己的老闆,他們自己支付設備,他們找自己的工作。 互聯網的速度和力量加劇了這個問題,因為總是有人會比你更便宜,更想要你的工作。如果你做的工作沒有什麼區別,那市場就會去擠壓你去做的更便宜。 目前我們得到是一些稍微便宜的卡車運輸。但是處在生活邊緣的時候,數百萬的司機疲憊不堪。他們工作太多時間,也帶著太多的工作量。 對於那些成為數字市場中可相互替換的零件的人來說,情況也是如此。 像Uber的司機,像那些底層的自由職業者,或是那些辛勤工作但是沒什麼特別的勞役人… 當在任何市場內提供了一個似乎都容易讓人進入的機會,最終這市場還是會擠壓那些人。

Delegation in IT

In 2011, author Bob Lewis published the book, “Leading IT: Still the toughest job in the world, Second edition.” The book tackles some of the most challenging areas to address in an IT organization. Often the problems have little to do with the technology nor the process. The issues usually have to do with the […]

Setting IT Direction

In 2011, author Bob Lewis published the book, “Leading IT: Still the toughest job in the world, Second edition.” The book tackles some of the most challenging areas to address in an IT organization. Often the problems have little to do with the technology nor the process. The issues usually have to do with the […]

你的技能庫存

(從我的一個喜歡與尊敬的作家,賽斯 高汀) 年度審查其實是蠻浪費時間的。這對於員工或老闆來說,都不是特別有用的,它還有很大的壓力,況且經常不會有太大的影響。 如果你自己選擇,你可以來做你自己的評論。每週或每月,您可以自己或是與你的同事一起坐下來,回顧一下你們該如何轉變姿勢以產生更大的影響力。 有些事情要討論的是: 我能更擅長什麼? 我最近問了些棘手的問題嗎? 我有得到更多的信任嗎? 我是否比上次檢查時躲藏的更多(還是更少)? 我對我的工作,我的預算,和我的挑戰是否有完成了一個有清晰度,有用,或是有警惕的分析?我是否有把那件分析與我信任的人分享? 如果說推銷思想是一種技巧,那麼我是否比以前更熟練? 我有提高了誰的才能? 我最近有沒有重大的失敗(或是個學習的機會),有的話我又學到了什麼? 我有練習做了些什麼預測呢?我能看到接下來會發生什麼嗎? 我幫了誰?特別是當沒有明顯好處的時候… 我更有可能是領導或是跟隨?

The What of IT Leadership

In 2011, author Bob Lewis published the book, “Leading IT: Still the toughest job in the world, Second edition.” The book tackles some of the most challenging areas to address in an IT organization. Often the problems have little to do with the technology nor the process. The issues usually have to do with the […]

Value Chain in Bootstrapping

In 1998, author Seth Godin published the book, “The Bootstrapper’s Bible.” A few years later, he posted a manifesto based on the book. Here are the takeaway lessons I picked up from reading the book. Seth Godin suggested that bootstrappers not have to invent a new business model. Instead, the successful bootstrappers often look at […]