The tech industry is arguably the most innovative and fast-paced out there. Slow is not a word in their vocabulary. As Heidi Klum likes to say on Project Runway, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out. The same can be said in the world of technology.
Technology managers face unique challenges on a daily basis and need to come up with creative solutions that keep their company on the competitive edge. No one knows this better than those who work in Silicon Valley, the tech capital of the world. Below are three important management principles that you should pay attention to if you want your company to have the success those in the Valley have.
1. Treat IT decisions as urgent business decisions. CIOs in Silicon Valley are empowered to make time-conscious decisions unlike other conservative industries.
2. Innovation speeds up when more people participate. Staff members are encouraged to participate in the creation of solutions during large crowdsourcing and brainstorming sessions. Sharing information beats secrecy in the tech world.
3. Help your people grow, even if it means they leave. Rather than worrying about who will leave and when, managers in the Valley make the most of the people they have, for the time they have them. Just like the pace at which technology changes, so do its employees, therefore managers must be realistic that their employees will move on to other opportunities.
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