11) Allow and promote freedom of work at preferred times, and locations
Most of the typical IT staff are professionals. They are not union custodians.
Ditch the time swiping cards. Allow working at random times, and from various locations. Do not count hours.
Professional IT people often work off hours and additional hours for no additional pay, so counting their work hours is nothing more than an insult. Nothing encourages more than allowing them to work from freaking Tibet at 2am, as long as they are productive. Some people hate the "office space" environment and accomplish 3 times as much from their dark basement. Some people will waste several hours in the morning trying to wake up, when they could have instead worked late hours.
12) Minimize meetings. Meetings are not only time killers; they're also a blast from the past when you had to seat through a boring lesson in school, except that now you cannot fall asleep. Increase the "optional" participants and decrease "required" participants on your meeting invites.
13) Tell your MBA's to STOP MICROMANAGING. IT professionals are professionals for a reason, and they often know much more than your MBA middle manager. Requiring your staff to do something in a way that someone who doesn't know half of what they know is insulting and it kills productivity. If you have staff that NEEDS to be micromanaged to accomplish something, you need to fire these people.
Set goals, general tasks and due dates. Allow your staff to do the rest.
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