Actively design governance for your enterprise - Management should be encouraged to actively design IT governance around the enterprise objectives and performance goals.
Know when to redesign - A change in governance is required with a change in desired behavior; using IT to transform operations and improve global sharing, information management, transparency, and communication.
Involve senior managers - More effective IT governance means more senior management involvement. CIOs must be actively involved in IT governance for success.
Make decisions - Good governance requires choices; governance can highlight conflicting goals.
Clarify exception-handling processes - Exceptions are how enterprises learn; exceptions challenge the status quo.
Provide the right incentives - IT governance is less effective when incentive and reward systems are not aligned with organisational goals.
Assign ownership and accountability for IT governance - IT governance must have an owner and accountabilities responsible for all governance.
Design governance at multiple organisational levels - Consider IT governance at several levels; enterprise-wide IT governance driven by a small number of strategies and goals, leading to enterprises with separate IT functions.
Provide transparency and education - The more education, the more transparency of the governance processes, the more confidence in the governance.
Implement common systems across key assets - Take close look at how IT governance fits into corporate governance.
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