Manage Your Time
When they said you can't negotiate with death and mothers, they forgot to add the number of hours in a day. But smart time management can increase your efficiency significantly. Start by making making to-do lists, prioritizing work, focusing on one thing at a time, and setting deadlines for yourself. Or you could take a leaf out of Ishita Sen's book. "I believe that you can manage to do a lot of work in a limited time if you organize your day well, sometimes even weeks and months in advance," says the VP and center-head of Reliance Tech Services. Another piece of advice that works for her? "There should not only be provision for a Plan A, but also a Plan B, so I don't get flustered at the last minute."
Now, as it has always been, nurturing and mentoring the best IT talent needs to be near the top of CIO skills. Ensuring a constant dialogue with your team makes sure that high performing resources know they are valued. Identifying the best talent should be a constant endeavor, and singling them out to train them for a leadership role is a good retaining strategy. But mentoring the best talent has to be a gradual process, a structured activity. The mentoring activity should start by introducing the person to management roles, inviting them to strategy meetings and allow them to take independent decisions.
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