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The Governance of Green IT by George Spafford

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CHAPTER 5: MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As the Green IT process is implemented and matures, it is useful to look at areas where management can help drive improvements.

Tone from the top

It is critical that senior management support Green IT. If they are unwavering in their words and deeds then staff will realize that this is a true management priority and not just a fad that can be ignored.

To facilitate senior management support, their input should be sought in terms of their expectations and reporting needs. IT should then pursue courses of action and report back what is being done to meet those expectations.

Care must be taken to communicate information to senior management and not just broadcast volumes of content at them. By understanding what ...

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