Don’t let the IT department take away the water cooler!
24 April 2007
Most IT departments spend time worrying about how to stop employees doing things (installing software, using MSN, accessing MySpace, etc, etc.). It’s what they’re paid to do.
But those same companies are also wondering how to attract and retain talent, make people more productive and increase collaboration.
That’s a complete disconnect.
“If you take away the water cooler, you just make people more thirsty”
Business leaders: think about this before you let your IT departments convince you that it’s the right thing to do
IT departments: make sure your business leaders understand this before they tell you to do it