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Hanging on to your IT staff

November 3, 2008 0 Comments

I’ve written previously about the “Dead Sea effect“, in which your best IT engineers and managers leave over time, leaving behind an IT staff that is slowly becoming less competent and effective. Obviously, to counteract the Dead Sea effect, you want to hold onto your best IT people.

My two latest Baseline columns talk about ways to retain IT staff. The first column talks about making an effort to align your staff’s individual professional goals with your organization’s goals. The second column talks about how to improve your IT staff while encouraging them to stay with your firm.

As always, feedback is welcome here or there.  ..bruce..

About the Author:

Webster is Principal and Founder at at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the BYU Computer Science Department. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at 303.502.4141 or at

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