How to Avoid Strategic Self-Sabotage

Do you have a saboteur within your IT team? Or are you doing such damage yourself—without being aware of it? The recent book, Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors that Undermine Your Workplace (HarperOne/available now), addresses these possibilities by identifying... Read More »

Five Reasons Why Employees Are Thankful

Aside from providing large salaries, big bonuses and all kinds of cushy perks, what can you do to make your staffers thankful for being at work? Try a combination of proactive, professional developmental efforts, along with the fostering of an inviting work environment, according to a recent survey from OfficeTeam. Fortunately,... Read More »

How to Confront Conflict in the Workplace

It's difficult to manage a conflict-free office: Strained relationships among employees account for no less than three out of five difficulties within organizations, research shows. Meanwhile, 43% of non-management workers feel that their bosses do not deal with conflict as well as they should. In covering this topic, the recent book, Read More »

Why IT Hiring Remains in a State of Flux

While many CIOs and other tech leaders expect increases in their IT budgets, relatively few anticipate a boost in the number of full-time department staffers, according to the most recent Read More »

Ten Incredibly Cool Workspaces

As a CIO, you want to create the most inviting office environment that you can, right? So perhaps you've arranged for fresh fruit, juices and other snacks in the kitchenette, along with stylish collaborative areas and maybe a Foosball table? That's all well and fine. But, in comparison to these 10 incredibly cool workspaces,... Read More »

How Working Parents Cope With Burnout

Nearly all working parents have experienced burnout, and most of them say the situation has led to troubling health-related consequences, according to a recent survey from Bright Horizons. The resulting "Read More »

Does Your Staff Consider You a Boss or a Buddy?

Do your tech staffers consider you a boss or a buddy? If they're like the majority of professionals, they consider you more of a manager than a friend, according to a recent... Read More »

Why Worker Confidence Remains Strong

Overall confidence among employees about their present and future remains impressively high, according to the most recent U.S. Employee Confidence Index (ECI) Read More »

Two States That Are Surprisingly Hot IT Spots

Ambitious IT professionals take note: There are many great places to live where IT is growing and net income is on par or higher than New York and California.

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Why Some IT Pros Are Terrible at Networking

As a CIO, you're expected to feel as comfortable engaging techies as you are senior execs with MBAs. And, often, schmoozing with IT and business pros at networking events presents great opportunities to raise your industry profile, promote your company and soak up useful knowledge. But tell us honestly: How often do you network? If you answered "seldom if ever," then you're in the majority:... Read More »

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