Thursday, January 3, 2008

Case Study 2

The 10 Biggest Mistakes IT Managers Make
By Joey Smith

Working with IT managers on a regular basis allows me to see some great management styles and some really poor ones. On the lower end of the scale, I see IT managers make 10 major mistakes fairly often. Some of these errors have even cost some managers their jobs.

  1.Focusing on technology and not the business
2.Thinking "out of sight is out of mind"
3.Thinking that your team has it covered
4.Not inspecting what you expect
5.Not creating a partnership with business
6.Burning yourself out
7.Not testing Your backup solution
8.Not asking for help
9.Not devoting time to personal development
10.Not finding a mentor or coach