SECURITY

CEOs’ risky behaviors compromise security
Kacy Zurkus, CSO Magazine

When business decision makers decide to circumvent security controls, they typically are trying to gain operational efficiency, not put the organization at risk. But even when done with good intention, they are creating risk.

 

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IT TEAM

Google Employees Weighed In on What Makes a Highly Effective Manager (Technical Expertise Came in Last)
Michael Schneider, Inc. Magazine

Is it possible to engineer the perfect boss? Google was up to the task, and found data that will forever change the keys to getting promoted.

 

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CUSTOM APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Don’t rush into outsourcing software development
Steve Mezak, CIO Magazine

Too often, enterprise leaders, CIOs and CTOs get dollar signs in their eyes when they think or hear about inexpensive software engineers offshore. Those business leaders then jump into outsourcing software development at the lowest possible cost and wonder why the results don’t satisfy their needs or help them meet their software objectives.

 

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How Managers Can Excel by Really Coaching Their Employees
by Ben Wigert and Annamarie Mann, Gallup Report


Can we talk?

The answer to that simple question may have a profound impact on how employees are managed, now and into the foreseeable future.

It’s certainly a question that front-line managers will have to answer if they want to get the most out of today’s workforce.

The problem is, recent Gallup research finds that only about one in four employees “strongly agree” that their manager provides meaningful feedback to them — or that the feedback they receive helps them do better work. Even more alarming is that a mere 21% of employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.

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