That combination of things points to one, larger, issue. There’s a pretty large communication gap between IT and business users. The security restrictions that exist are getting in the way of people getting work done, and rather than ask for them to be changed, users simply work around them using their own tools, maybe even their own laptops, or network connections, and the IT folks don’t even know this is happening.
That’s a recipe for disaster. It might be time to work on communicating with your users, and of course when I say “communicate” that absolutely means listening too.… Read More
The research just proves that we already know from first-hand experience, right? We’ve all been in back-to-back meetings, leaving one Microsoft Teams or Zoom call just to click the link to another, and it’s obvious which team members have done that and aren’t mentally prepared for the current meeting.
We all know it. We all schedule our meeting to end at 25 or 55 past the hour so that we don’t make people do that, and then we still run to the top or bottom of the hour anyway. Sometimes even over.
Proving, once again, that we suck at meetings. And yes, I include myself in that.… Read More
t’s also about being respected enough to allow our work to actually fit into the rest of our lives, as opposed to having it interfere with the rest of our lives. Human beings have boundaries between their work and the rest of their lives. Numbers on a financial sheet are generally not provided that level of respect and concern. Which one would best describe the people who work for you in the culture you have created?
You might be very surprised to learn that it’s not what you thought it was from your view in the C-Suite.… Read More
The question really is not if your data is going to get breached, or misused in some way, but when. It’s going to happen, you might want to plan for that eventuality instead of just asking nicely for people not to do that.… Read More
The bottom line, if you make a mental health benefit available, and then culturally reward the people who never take any time to use it, the app will not get used by the people who most need it. Your culture matters much more than your benefits package.… Read More
To borrow from Cris Carter, “Come On Man!” Actually, it’s easy to blame some lazy IT folks for not disabling accounts, but I’d be willing to bet that quite a few of these are actually some third party app, or … Read More