Management by Paul Engle

Industrial Engineer's monthly column about engineering management (June 2014) 

Time for alignment?

A public sector organization recently published a bold new strategy designed to streamline services for stakeholders while reducing IT costs by 50 percent or better. In this organization’s decentralized structure, all business units have broad autonomy to provide stakeholder services, autonomy that includes procuring and operating their own IT infrastructure. While leaders support this new initiative, most business units appear reluctant.

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