You may take the view that the world is divided into two distinct tribes, one made up of those who understand the value of IT, and the other made up of those who absolutely do not. Chances are, your company employs people belonging to each tribe. Those in the former tribe respect use policies, remember to lock their computers down, and generally adhere to all the rules you've established. Those in the latter tribe do nothing of the sort. And, when it's all said and done, the latter proves to be most troublesome to the state of IT in your company. Unfortunately, some of your worst offenders happen to reside in the C-suite. In fact, in far too many cases, it's your CEO who is most clueless about the value of IT, and as a result commits some of the most egregious blunders. Here are nine signs that you work for a CEO who just doesn't "get it" when it comes to understanding the power of IT in your organization.
Whether or not your CEO leans toward frugality, most tend to expect too much from IT. They want every latest and greatest investment to show marked improvement over the last solution, plus throw in some new, advanced features they formerly didn't have. Sorry, CEOs, that doesn't happen too often.
This article was originally published on 08-09-2011