7 IT Bad Habits You Must Get Rid of to Avoid Scope Creep

IT is undergoing a digital transformation. It is imperative that you get rid of certain habits that can cause project failure or delay in delivery due to technical glitches. Technology is useful until and unless you become too habituated with it. In this article at CIO, Dan Tynan discusses the 7 bad habits that IT employees have and how they can get rid of them.

7 Noteworthy IT Bad Habits

IT team without technology is unthinkable. However, there are times when you become too attached to a technology, causing dependency issues. This eventually affects your productivity, increases budget, and prevents you from finding out new solutions. Here are the seven bad habits that you should acknowledge and then look for a cure.

  1. Data Collection: As per a Square Root survey, employees exhaust 20 hours a week in data collection of which organizations waste 40%. Mike Meikle, a partner in SecureHIM, notes that you should know what to make use of the data after collecting.
  2. AI and Machine Learning: You cannot use innovative technologies in every part of the organization. Cristian Rennella, co-founder and CEO of oMelhorTrato, narrates how introducing HR chatbots increased employee productivity by 24%. On the other hand, the company generated 35% fewer conversions using AI in marketing.
  3. Legacy Framework: Chandra Sekar, marketing vice president at Avi Networks, reveals how he is still getting used to cloud computing. He adds that you must let go of past applications and services that no longer add value to your company.
  4. Common Networking Platforms: Dave Teare, co-founder and CTO of AgileBits, remembers how employees were spending more time communicating in Slack than doing productive work. Set some ground rules while using common communication platform to avoid losing focus.
  5. Marking Territories: With the introduction of the C-suite class, every department wants to gain autonomy. Meikle opines that in the IT sector you should be more collaborative and transparent with knowledge and technology sharing. This would decrease pocketed knowledge and a better use of in-house capabilities.
  6. Notification Control: Prince Ghuman, a professor at Hult International Business School, remarks that frequent notifications distract you from doing effective work. Leon Adato, head geek of SolarWinds, says employees must control their attention and put a filter to avoid attending random notifications.

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