How many of these does your boss do? Four ways to create a happy and creative team

It seems fair to assume that a happy organisation is a productive one – your people will be better placed to help you push digital transformation if they buy into your vision and understand how you, as the CIO, aim to improve business performance. So, how can CIOs create an organisation that their people love? ZDNet discovers the best practice tips of four IT leaders.

1. Let your people know why their work really matters

Toby Clarke, interim head of IT at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, says CIOs must – above all else – ensure the people in their organisation understand the aims of the business. “They need to believe in what the rest of the organisation is trying to achieve,” he says.

Clarke believes too many back-office technology professionals still feel detached from the work of front-office workers, such as sales and marketing employees. It must be made clear to IT professionals that their work matters. In fact, says Clarke, the work of the technology team matters more than ever before.

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