Information Technology (IT) Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Technology (IT) Manager in East Lansing:
"You should never stop learning. Everyone is important."
Every one on your staff has a gift, help them find what they are good at. If your staff are happy and feel valued you have half the battle won.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Phoenix:
"Get More Certs."
Be less friendly with employees.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Seattle:
Stay on top of the technology.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in Norridge:
"Question Everything."
1. Set clear goals and set clear standards for your team. (AND address an employee who isn't meeting a high bar immediately.) 2. Think about what your team shouldn't be spending time on. 3. Look for trouble. (Know that you're going to have to fire/layoff people, but treat people with compassion) 4. You can't give enough SINCERE positive feedback. (employees will sense the sincere part)

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Research new technologies as part of your daily work routine. Make it high priority.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in San Benito:
"Learn as much as possible."
Take the time to research new technology as part of your work routine. Make it mandatory.

Information Technology (IT) Manager in New York:
"Ask questions."
You have three jobs: the job you are paid to do, constantly surveying the field, and predicting what you will need to be doing in 3 years.