7 Tips for Keeping the Right Personnel

7 Tips for Keeping the Right Personnel

7 Tips for Keeping the Right Personnel

1. Tip 1: Plan Ahead to Avoid the "Dead Sea Effect"

Dead Sea Effect: your best IT people leave, while the rest remain behind.

Result: IT organization becomes less effective.

Budget cutbacks may trigger this effect, since the best people can more readily find jobs elsewhere.

By Bruce F. Webster

With IT budgets frozen or pared back, you need to handle any staff reductions carefully to ensure that you hold onto your best engineers and managers.

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[Copyright (c) 2009 by Bruce F. Webster]

Webster is Principal and Founder at at Bruce F. Webster & Associates LLC. He works with organizations to help them evaluate troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects, or to assess IT systems and products for possible investment/acquisition. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan.
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