Building Your IT Organization: What Shapes are Your People? What Shape are You?
Project and Program: Enterprise Data Center
, Professional Development
, SHARE in Anaheim 2014
No, the session is not about whether you and your staff are rectangles (thin) or round (not thin). But professional people do have ‘shapes’, and these shapes reflect their experience and expertise. This session will explore these shapes and how they can be used to build better performing organizations and provide focus on career/personal development. As a SHARE attendee, one can assume that you are an IT person, but the question is, "Are you an ‘I’ person or a ‘T’ person?" Maybe your shape is something different all together.
So why is your ‘shape’ important? Why are the shapes of your staff or team mates important? Because how the shapes combine can result in significant productivity and success, or can result in low productivity and failure. We see such combinations on sports teams all the time. A baseball team with nine experienced and capable ‘all star’ pitchers can take the field and play baseball as they all know the game, but their success will be limited as compared to a team that fields a pitcher, catcher, first base man, second baseman, short stop, third baseman, as well as left, center and right fielders. This second team could be a mix of relatively inexperienced and moderately experienced position players, but it is most likely to win over the first. In IT we need the same position players but we often make choices without having a guide to making those choices. The concept of ‘shapes’ gives us such a guide.
Join the speaker in an interactive exploration of these ‘shapes’ and how they can move you and your staff/team forward.-Jamie L. Giovanetto-J. Giovanetto Incorporated
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