As we step in to a new year, resolutions are abundant, and the workplace is no exception. Whilst huge changes can’t be made overnight, it is nonetheless a great time for IT Leaders to reflect on their process and look forward to future goals. Take a look at 3 simple resolutions you can look to implement to set your team up for an incredible 2023!
3. Switching from ‘reactive’ to ‘proactive’ strategy
With the fallout from Covid, IT teams were pushed to the forefront of business operations like never before. Whilst organisations were being forced to adapt to news of working, IT Teams were able to transform work processes with new initiatives that were imperative to keep the business afloat.
However the speed in which these changes had to be made was monumental. Actions that were forecasted years of planning had to be implemented almost instantaneously, and there has been a catch up mindset in play ever since. So we say, lets make 2023 the year that you change from being reactive, to proactive in your strategy approach. So it’s time to sit down with your team and stake holders to discuss and roadmap your way to future goals.
2. Improving Cyber Resiliency
Forecast predict there are to be major investments made globally with companies improving their cyber security model. IT Leaders should be looking at how they can become more vigilant at detecting threats within their own system framework. Do you need to invest some time in researching emerging tools for detection and monitoring? Or perhaps you need to promote more regular conversations with business leaders to promote observation skills across the company? Which leads on to our final resolution…
1. Build on connectivity
This can mean different things to different IT Leaders. It could mean improving your hybrid working model, which allows for more efficient and issue-free working from employees company-wide. It could mean building more of a virtual community when in-person interactions aren’t as frequently available. It may also mean shifting some ownership of responsibility from the central IT Team to other areas of the business, looping other departments in to the fold may be essential for more efficient and resilient infrastructure.
Putting focus on the employee, partners and where applicable, the customers experience has to be a focus of leaders. Create an environment that encourages open discussion, and a community that can learn from each other and drive business forward.