A well-managed, efficient, and skilled IT department is critical for the success of your business.
But are you managing your IT employees in the optimal way?
If your IT workforce management is lacking, the following are some of the problems that can drain your business of money and productivity:
- Poor hiring decisions. You may not be hiring people who have the necessary IT skills, both in terms of their tech knowledge and in terms of their personal qualities, such as the ability to communicate clearly and respond quickly to problems in a level-headed way.
- Poor employee retention. As mentioned in a recent article from RIS News, cultivating employee loyalty is critical if you don’t want to keep losing good workers. If you constantly need to make replacements in your IT staff, you’re going to need to spend a lot of time and money on re-training, and you’ll be working with new employees who aren’t familiar with your company’s computing needs (as well as your business goals more broadly).
- Wasteful spending. A poorly managed IT department can lead to steep unnecessary expenses as the employees make poor decisions about what hardware and software to purchase, and how frequently to make upgrades or switch from one kind of IT solution to another. You may also be hiring new people unnecessarily.
- Lack of connection with the rest of your company. Your IT department will ideally be aligned with your business goals and make decisions that serve you well. If the employees are poorly managed, they won’t be able to help your company adopt the tools it needs to expand and continue developing in the direction you want it to go in.
To further discuss this issue, be sure to contact us. We can help you manage your IT workforce, serving as your CTO and helping insure that your IT employees are working in a productive, cost-effective way.