Merging two IT cultures isn’t easy, but it can be done if leaders are willing to listen and to ask some key questions, says CIO Bobbie Byrne. And even then, there are going to be landmines.
The toughest part about leading through a merger? Learning another organization’s culture, says Bobbie Byrne, which means identifying where land mines exist and how to sidestep them before making any major moves.
Sometimes the most important partnership you have is with a competitor, says CIO Bobbie Byrne, who talks about the value that physician engagement, support, and training can play in planning a successful rollout.
Flexibility & core work hours
“We have to support healthy families.”
Self-confidence — the 100 percent vs 60 percent stat
“You’ll be held back by others, don’t hold yourself back.”
“It’s okay to ask for forgiveness and not permission.”
“Do something scary & a little bit outside your reach.”
Women in STEM
“Everything I learned as a manager I learned by being a parent first.”
Using technology to stay connected
“We all make choices in our lives.”
Learning when to embrace opportunity & when to let go
Setting the tone — “It’s okay not to be working at night, working around the clock.”