Practice doesn't actually always make perfect. But it certainly can get you and your teams to better. Too often, however, we confuse the length of time spent honing our skills with how much we actually improved. Because spending a lot of time on something doesn't matter if you're not doing it well. In their new book, "Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better " (Jossey-Bass/Available in October), authors Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway and Katie Yezzi contend that CIOs must conduct practice sessions with their tech teams. With the following planning best practices as detailed in the book, your teams can better perform task management, inter-department presentations, communications, specific IT skill development and a host of other work-related needs. The authors are renown experts in teaching practices and education management.
1. Don't Ask Employees to Take on Everything
Instead, have them identify the 20 percent of skills to practice on that will deliver 80 percent in department value.
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