An organization’s success rests on the leader’s ability to build, nurture, and inspire a great team. So how can CIOs build this camaraderie? It’s easier than you think, says Brian Thomas.
Most organizations survey employees to measure engagement and satisfaction, and yet most CIOs don’t have overall metrics about how well IT is delivering services. That, says Will Weider, is a problem.
The best way to keep a team motivated? Provide a working environment that meets their needs, communicate often, and make sure they understand the tremendous impact IT has on patient care, says CIO Liz Johnson.
It may seem complex, but the key to retaining talent can actually be quite simple: make people feel valued, and give them just enough freedom, says Kate Gamble, reflecting on the past 5 years.
If you want to empower your employees, focus less on procedures and rules, and more about enabling them to make decisions and demonstrating trust in them, says CIO David Chou.