Consider Team Members' Personalities When Creating a Change Control Group


In her Personality Matters series, Leslie Sachs examines the personalities and people issues that are found in technology groups from cross-functional, high-performance teams to dysfunctional matrix organizations.

and there are even corporate cultures where it is just not safe for them to admit ignorance and ask the right questions. The Change Control Board needs to show the courage to ask all the right questions and thereby uncover any latent risks that will inevitably be uncovered when the release fails!

Quality and Productivity
There are many ways in which Change Control can improve quality and productivity. Much of this relates to the fact that the teams can work together better if these personality issues are addressed for the good of the organization.

Personality and Teamwork certainly matter a great deal. You need to consider these "people" issues when you start your Change Control function. Please feel free to contact me regarding your own experience addressing these and other personality challenges that can impact the success (or failure) of your organization.

About the author

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs

Leslie Sachs is a New York state certified school psychologist and the COO of Yellow Spider, Inc. ( Leslie is the coauthor of Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World, Addison-Wesley Professional ( Ms. Sachs has more than twenty years of experience in the psychology field and has worked in a variety of clinical and business settings where she has provided many effective interventions designed to improve the social and educational functioning of both individuals and groups. Ms. Sachs has an M.S. in School Psychology from Pace University and interned in Bellevue's Psychiatric Center in New York city. A firm believer in the uniqueness of every individual, she has recently done advanced training with Mel Levine's "All Kinds of Minds" Institute. She may be reached at, or link with her

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