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Why Formal Performance Reviews Won’t Disappear

Be honest with us: Are there times when you'd rather go to the dentist than give another performance review? It's never easy, after all, to come up with a comprehensive summary of an employee's valued contributions, outstanding work qualities and "improvement areas." And then there are review sessions that can get emotionally charged—especially when the staffer in question strongly... Read More »

How Digital Dexterity Gives Businesses an Upper Hand

Are all of your company's core operational processes automated and digitized? Can you access customer data in real-time? Do you and your colleagues base decisions on data and analytics—instead of best guesses" If so, then you could qualify as a digital organization, according to a recent survey from... Read More »

CIOs Shift From IT Leader to Business Leader

The changing role of the CIO is cause for both excitement and some trepidation, as more business units expect CIOs to drive strategy—and revenue.

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The New CIO: From Provider to Empowerer

The managing director and global head of CIO Services at North Highland has some advice for CIOs: Prepare for significant change. 

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How Tech Takes the Fear Out of Change

Most executives consider disruption as a constant—and likely lasting—dynamic within their industries, according to a recent survey from KPMG LLP. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

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 »

How Technology Makes Strange Bedfellows

Unlikely partnerships have resulted in innovative business solutions for decades. These days, established companies are partnering with newer ones in unexpected market sectors. Companies are even joining forces with past competitors. What's driving companies to forge these new ties? Their customers. How? Companies connect leaders from across industries and listen to their business concerns... Read More »

Why CIOs Must Change Their Leadership Style

A clear majority of CIOs are redefining the essence of their leadership, according to the 2015 Gartner CIO Agenda survey report. The report, titled "Flipping to Digital Leadership," indicates that CIOs are placing less emphasis on command-and-control duties so they can articulate a broader, more... Read More »

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