IT Management Slideshow: 7 Tips for Keeping the Right Personnel

By Bruce F. Webster  |  Posted 04-23-2009
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By Bruce F. Webster

With IT budgets frozen or pared back, you need to handle any staff reductions carefully to ensure that you hold onto your best engineers and managers.

[Copyright (c) 2009 by Bruce F. Webster]

7 Tips for Keeping the Right Personnel

1. Tip 1: Plan Ahead to Avoid the "Dead Sea Effect"

Dead Sea Effect: your best IT people leave, while the rest remain behind.

Result: IT organization becomes less effective.

Budget cutbacks may trigger this effect, since the best people can more readily find jobs elsewhere.

7 Tips for Keeping the Right Personnel
 
 
Webster is Principal and Founder at at Bruce F. Webster & Associates LLC. He works with organizations to help them evaluate troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects, or to assess IT systems and products for possible investment/acquisition. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan.
 
 
 

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