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3 Ideas to Help Improve the Balance between Speed and Performance

Unclog the Communication Layers

The top executives think newer and faster equals better and stronger. In today’s quickly changing tech world, who can blame them? However, it’s the employees who do the brunt of the work and maintain the harsh reality of just getting the day-to-day tasks done. Art Petty says these differences can be smoothed with communication. Many managers don’t have insight into the company’s bigger strategy, and both senior leaders and lower-level employees need to sit down together and prioritize the tasks at hand.

Start Saying “No”

It might seem like automatically saying “yes” to all proposals suggested by senior leaders is part of the manager’s job, but it isn’t. In many cases, it’s not only necessary to say “no,” it’s more honest. Don’t walk away from a meeting questioning how you are going to ever get something done. Be honest about why the proposed strategy will be difficult.

Quit Adding New without Investing

 Don’t skimp on the training, resources, or equipment needed to take on a new initiative. If you want to succeed, you’ve got to invest. You’ve got to invest the whole way, because your success will only be proportional to how much you put into it. After all, it’s not just about change. It’s about working together toward a successful organization. Read the full blog post at

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About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI’s Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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