Tuesday, November 6, 2007

IT Manager: Innovation in the workplace

We all hear different ideas from our IT staff, whether internal business process improvements, code optimizations to radical concepts. Listening to them gives you glimpse of their potential and what they can do as an individual or in a team. Knowing their approaches gives you insight and intelligence on who you can assign where on a some particular issue that needs some degree of specialization.

In my IT team, we organize ”TechTalk” and “iOpen” day wherein Team Members get to code, research on their ideas for ‘proof of concept’ every Friday so they can present it during “TechTalk” every Wednesday. These events are on top of their current project they are handling. Having these events made the staff more creative on their projects. They are also more productive since products, services and solutions are made before a real demand for such emerge.

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