CIOs and IT leaders need to know artificial intelligence in reasonable depth to understand its pragmatic adoption. Otherwise, you may either overestimate or underestimate AI’s impact.
Thankful for your IT team? 8 ways to show them
Is there anything special that you do to praise or reward good work within your IT organization? We asked eight IT leaders what they do to recognize outstanding contributions within thier teams.
1. Keep things loose
By Andy Knauf, Director of IT and Vice President and Principal, Mead & Hunt
2. Keep it personal
By Jay Ferro, Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society
- Awards Programs. For the past three years, we’ve given away an IT Spirit of Excellence Award on a bimonthly basis, recognizing commitment to our IT CODE of core values. I’m proud of that program, and it continues to grow.
- A Written Note. I think the art of the handwritten note is still powerful. I try to write at least a few each month to members of my team.
- Face-to-Face Conversations. The little things matter a lot, and sometimes that’s me walking over and shaking someone’s hand, looking them in the eye and saying, “I really appreciate you and what you’re doing for this organization.” I think everything in terms of praising progress is a variation on that idea.