The data center is a space of business-critical daily operations. Is it also promoting innovation? Unhappy, unsatisfied or stifled IT employees can't enable business growth.
Training and staying up-to-date on hot IT skills will keep you ahead of the data center curve, whether looking for a new job or innovating in your current role.
To ensure a better work environment, check the IT team structure for missing links in the operation. Are silos oppressing growth? Are employees feeling undervalued? Have you considered other options, like DevOps, to boost productivity?
Here is what you should be looking for in an IT team structure, and some red flags that signal you're about to lose admins.
1Good employees cost more-
The value of data center staff
Keeping your employees engaged is paramount in a data center. When you become complacent, innovation and operations suffer. Consider a new IT team structure with additional roles and skills.
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2IT team structure sits on top-
How solid is your IT team structure?
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3What your IT shop culture says-
Surrender silos, develop DevOps
You may be comfortable with silos in your data center, but they are likely stifling productivity and growth. Implementing DevOps will improve your IT team structure through collaboration. It all starts with culture.
4Words to live by-
IT team lingo
As you change the IT team structure, adopt the lingo of DevOps and ITIL.