Re: Can't We All Just Get Along?
It seems this is an issue that's not going away any time soon, so it's worthwhile that we all sit down and have a frank discussion on what to do about it. As Mr. Curran says, it's not necessarily about malice on anyone's part (what's that old expression... 'never attribute to malice that which can be more easily explained by laziness or stupidity'?), but just about a lot of old ideas clashing against new ones and miscommunication. You need to take a step back and decide what's a natural progression of things vs. what's unhealthy for the company.
Really, it depends on your organization - what steps you need to take depend largely on what it is you're trying to change. Mr. Curran brings up the CDO - if your company already has one, then you're going to have to make some compromises. You can't recoup all that clout, and maybe you don't have to (or shouldn't want to). Maybe there are some jobs left to other departments than IT. Then again, if there's a security or similar issue, IT still has a claim to that that ought to be respected. The point about demos rings true - whether it's a demo or not, go to the other C-officers first. Don't wait for it to become a problem.