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techdweeb
Feb 21, 2012

How do I convince the new Executive Director that IT “needs” to be “at-the-table” in the new re-organization?

We are in the process of a re-organization with our association office. In this re-organization, IT has been pushed down under Marketing. How do I convince the new Executive Director that IT “needs” to be “at-the-table” in the new re-organization? (with any type of documentation to help)

jimlynch
02/21/2012
Well, it's a foolish exec. director that doesn't include IT. IT is the technological backbone of a company, how on earth could somebody think that it should NOT be at the table? That makes no sense to me whatsoever.

However, if you have to have a strategy then you might want to try to make sure that the director understands the company's technology infrastructure comprehensively. You might need to prepare materials toward this end for him/her.

Educating the executive director before major decisions are made might save you a lot of headaches later on. He or she must fully understand the ramifications that will arise from decisions made during the reorganization.

It would be a disaster if IT were taken into account only after such decisions were made.
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