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Good To Great - can you “get the right people on the bus” in a technology department?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

I’ve recently been conducting a series of workshops for a company who are thinking of using the techniques from Jim Collins‘ book “Good to Great“. It worked out fairly well for the management team but when I presented to the team members, they had difficulties seeing how executive actions in large, American corporates could be made to “scale down” to the lowest level of a technical department.

The book talks about getting the right people “on the bus” before you know exactly where the bus is going. This might work at an executive level but how can it work inside a technology department? Just get any old DBA and hope they can administer whatever you choose sometime in the future? Nah, don’t think so.

Any thoughts?