IT Management Slideshow: Healthy Workplace: 10 Ways to Avoid Organizational Dysfunction

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-08-2012

No Senior VP Soup

Good organizations hire a limited number of top decision makers.

No Senior VP Soup

No Egos Run Amok

Leaders must be willing to admit vulnerabilities/weaknesses and trust each others' strengths.

No Egos Run Amok

No Excuses for Bad-Fit Hires

Select candidates based upon their prior performance and articulation of alignment with company goals.

No Excuses for Bad-Fit Hires

No Turf Wars

Pitting one department against another is counterproductive.

No Turf Wars

No Lip Service

Leaders convey genuine passion about core values because they sincerely care.

No Lip Service

No Pointless Meetings

Ditch pointless process meetings and focus on those that produce tangible outcomes.

No Pointless Meetings

No Fuzzy Thinking

Directives issued during meetings/strategy sessions should be articulated clearly among leaders - and then to the workforce.

No Fuzzy Thinking

No Following the Pack

Organizational strengths must differentiate from the rest of the crowd to establish distinction.

No Following the Pack

No Personal Grudges

Leaders don't have to be buddies. But good ones put aside personal feelings for the sake of strategic pursuits.

No Personal Grudges

No Passing the Buck

Accountability for personal responsibility remains a given among top leaders.

No Passing the Buck