Does your IT lead frequently come to you for more money, more tools, more staff, more help, but you constantly have to tell them to “make do” until you can find the budget for it?
Do you have a sneaking suspicion that your IT department is underperforming simply because they’re stretched to their limit, unable to get ahead of the crushing workload and endless number of projects you’d like them to complete?
The fact is, your IT department might NOT be as prepared and capable as you may think to handle the rising complexity of IT systems for your growing company AND the overwhelming sophistication of cyber threats with the current resources, time and skill sets they have.
To be crystal clear, I’m NOT suggesting your IT lead and staff aren’t smart, dedicated, capable, hardworking people. Fact is, NOBODY likes to go to the CEO with “bad news” or to constantly ask for more money or help, particularly if they’ve already been told “there’s no budget.” Further, it takes a small army to run an IT department for a company of your size and growth – and you may be unfairly expecting too much of them, setting them up for failure.