How many times have you seen words to the effect of – ‘the business and IT’?
- ‘we need to get the business and IT to work more effectively together’
- ‘we need better business and IT alignment’
I was reading an interesting blog today it contained a diagram that had the business on one side and IT on the other.
It got me thinking – in any of the above – would you replace the word ‘IT’ with another business unit?
Would you say ‘the business and Sales’? HR? Finance? Marketing? Research etc etc?
If not – why do we treat IT as a special case? Why do we use language that effectively treats IT as a separate entity from ‘the business’?
Does using language like this lead to a mindset which creates barriers within an enterprise?