It shouldn’t really be surprising that Business People and IT ‘Geeks’ don’t often get on too well. Their mindsets are totally different.

As someone who has also worked in the music business, I can see there’s the same sort of antagonism between Musicians and ‘Band Leaders’ (Band Managers). They simply have a very different outlook on life. Musicians are artistic, creative, sensitive and are more focussed on their ‘art’ than on making it pay (or even making a living). That’s why many bands employ ‘Managers’ to take care of the ‘Business’ side of things (sometimes to their cost).

Unfortunately the same is true of IT / Technology departments within businesses. They have totally different mindsets – even though they are supposed to be ‘batting on the same side‘.

Businesses and IT Departments need to learn to bridge this ‘gap’ if they are to successfully work together.

How are you perceived within your company? (this is aimed at both IT and Business communities!!)

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