Enable Your IT Team to Succeed
Strategy No. 4: Enable your IT team to succeed
This one is specifically for managers and executives. Grounded in your own enthusiasm for the coming changes, help your teams to learn and grow. Fire them up and give them a chance to succeed. Make time for anyone who expresses a desire to take your organization into the future and reward innovation. This is not always easy when you are facing never-ending demands and deadlines, but the value it returns is incalculable if done successfully.
If you're not sure where to start, then try a few simple, open-forum meetings with your brightest DBAs, architects and developers. Ask a few leading questions and then stay quiet and listen. If you can get information flowing, your folks likely will tell you exactly what steps to take next in exploring these new technologies for the good of the business. However, leave them alone and you run the risk of them leaving you alone as they chase new opportunities elsewhere.