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Decision 1

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-25-2011 Print

How much empowerment is too much for your IT employees? As reluctant as you may be to micromanage your teams, there are certain decisions that you simply can't leave to the troops. For Harvard Business Review, authors Jeanne W. Ross and Peter Weill have come up with the six IT decisions that your tech employees should never make. These six decisions will serve as part of a book, "Harvard Business Review on Aligning Technology with Strategy," due in April 2011. The book launches a series of 17 paperbacks all themed with the "Harvard Business Review on ..." tagline. Weill is a senior research scientist and chair of the Center for Information Systems Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Ross is a principal research scientist with the Sloan School. Here's a preview of their work:


How much to spend.IT employees tend to want to spend more than is necessary, even when it conflicts with business goals.


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