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Every company wants to grow and become more successful. There is no magic formula to make this happen, but it is generally agreed that in order for this to happen the company cannot stand still. Instead, they always have to be trying new things and growing.
What You'll Find Inside:

How it leaders can grow good ideas
3 reasons innovation doesn't happen in it
It takes a village to innovate like an IT department
3 steps it managers can take to make innovation happen for their team
In an IT team, in order to make this kind of growth occur, innovation has to be encouraged to happen. All too often the workers on the team can get too involved in their day-to-day tasks to spend any time thinking about innovation. That's where the IT manager has to step in.
As the IT manager it is your job to create an environment in which your team that will not only encourage innovation to happen but will also help it to grow once it starts. A great deal of this has to do with how you communicate to the team what you want to happen.
Innovation is something that we all know that we want to have happen, but just exactly how to make it occur is what often eludes us. As the IT manager you are going to have to identify the innovation strategies that will work with your team and your IT department and then implement them.
It's possible that either innovation projects have been tried in the past and have not worked or, more likely, there is no innovation going on right now. It is your job to change this and make innovation take root and become part of everyone's daily routine.
This book is filled with tools that IT managers can use to introduce innovation into their teams. These ideas range from learning to grow good ideas to doing more with what you already have. No matter what approach you decide to take, the goal is the same: Cause innovation to take root and grow.
Making innovation happen is not easy. By reading this book you will have the ideas and the techniques that you need to cause it to happen in your team. Once this happens, it can spread to the rest of the IT department. This is the kind of leadership that the company is looking for from their IT managers.
©2013 Jim Anderson (P)2013 Jim Anderson
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