Monideepa Tarafdar is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the College of Business and Innovation, The University of Toledo. She researches and teaches various topics related to the management of Information Technology by organizations. She is Associate Editor at IT and People and Journal of IT Cases and Applications Research. She has a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India.

How To Foster Greater Collaboration Between Innovators and the IT Department

Success in innovation requires greater collaboration with the corporate IT department, yet in many cases friction between the two leaves innovation managers with tools they don't want to use or IT managers with tools they can't support. How do you get this critical relationship right?