Enable Your IT Team to Succeed

By Billy Bosworth  |  Posted 2011-02-03 Print this article Print

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.

Billy Bosworth is the Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Database business unit at Quest Software. Billy has been with Quest since 2005. Prior to Quest, Billy was director of product management at Embarcadero Technologies. Billy has nearly 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including a variety of roles as developer, database administrator and owner of an independent consulting company. Billy speaks often at industry events and co-authored the book "PowerBuilder 5 Developer's Resource: Client/Server Programming for the Enterprise" (Prentice Hall). Billy holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisville. He can be reached at billy.bosworth@quest.com.

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