"If you don't get the process right, everything else is wasted..."
Very true. Most people find this out when they think automation is the key to making more money. Until they implement it & don't make that extra $$$. It takes refining the process, removing waste, & optimizing to get the best of results/outcome.
@sara - Interestingly, some of the best IT people I know are very good cooks (and they like bake as well), and when asked, they (all men), talk about cooking as following a set of rules to get the desired outcome. Both in the datacenter and the kitchen, they had the right "set of tools, processes and ingredients".
I love the message of your video Sara. Every company and IT department is different, so please budding CIO's - no cookie cutter approach. It will surly cause animosity from those who were there before you and in the end - it will not work.
It great advice, cookie cutter approaches almost always fail. I have seen new leadership try to replicate their old companies structure and it just fails because they don't understand the business and the culture. Learning is key before implementation!
PS I also love cookies and love to use tech when baking to find new recipes and get advice from other bakers! Happy Baking. My tablet now sits on my counter when I bake!
@impactnow Great point: "Learning is key before implementation!" I understand the urge to start a new job with a bang, by shaking things up, hitting the ground running, making a name for yourself and all that. But when someone comes in and starts making changes without really understanding what the needs are, it almost invariably backfires.
Sara, I have been a witness too like impactnow to such situations where new leaders try to bring in what they saw at their previous companies. Some things work, some backfire. And to relate, the successful leaders have been those who first understood the processes, re-evaluated the current setup and then suggested what they learnt from previous companies.
Technocrat, some managers who have had very successful experience from the past in their previous jobs on a particular case try to implement it in their new organization without much analysis. That carries an inherent risk.
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