What gets in the way of your people doing a good job?

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CIO in Energy and Utilities, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
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Director of Network Transformation, Self-employed

100% true.  

Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Constantly changing #1 priorities
And too many #1 priorities….
Task switching is the biggest loss of productivity in IT and Engineering
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Director of Network Transformation, Self-employed

Task switching is a killer to productivity.  Engineering work requires focus.  I often told people to work remotely vs the office when faced with designing a solution.  Results improved.  

VP, Information Technology in Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees
Having to keep jumping between BAU (Ops) and what ever the current urgent priority is.
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, Self-employed
Demotivational factors such as micromanagement, inconsistent goals and decisions, blame culture, thinking people are replaceable.
Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Poorly defined tasks and changing priorities are among the top reasons
CIO in Education, 201 - 500 employees
Delays. So we all work to lessen those.
CIO in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Incomplete or incorrect requirements, lack of engagement/support from the client in completing the task(s).
CIO in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Competing priorities and the lure of a quick solution and being a hero vs plan structure and prioritisation.
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Director of Technology Strategy in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees

Love this response. I feel the hero desire is common

Director of The Digital Workplace in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Lack of clarity on the real problem they should be solving.
Managing Partner, Partnerships & Strategy in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Other than people issues already highlighted by others, we see clients needing help with inefficient/lack of processes, the wrong tools and bad implementation of technology.

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