Where do we start?

Components of a motor, materials that make up a structure and electrical current transported through insulated wire.  Given these examples, can we form a relationship? Taking a step back we can identify a commonality of parts that can be fashioned together in a way as to serve a purpose.  We can also constrain these “components” as in a system, thereby limiting their potential.

By now, I’m sure your thinking, “where is this guy going with this”? What are we building? Limiting potential? Oh no, that sounds like a lecture from when I’d get into trouble as a kid.  Sorry, but none of the above.  Let me provide some clarity amidst this foggy introduction.

If we reexamine my brief examples, we can denote the need for an additional resource.  This additional need is the human element.  Each example would simply be parts scattered on a shop floor, a pile of bricks or wood, or generated electricity with no path to flow (uh, is this that potential stuff?).  What I’m getting at in a roundabout nature, is the importance of the human element.  Having the opportunity to meet with individuals at varying points in their career and across a multiplicity of industries, has provided the opportunity to see into the people, processes, tools and data that encompass the business world around us.

In a way I’m fascinated that any process, tool and data all rely on the way in which a person interacts therein. Generically phrased, can the right person in the right position make the difference? Difference, being defined as achieving desirable results.

Stay tuned as we dive deeper into the concepts involving people, processes, tools and data in a business/Information Technology environment.