OneIT principles

The OneIT team has adopted the following guiding principles to inform our process of developing recommendations. We believe these same principles should be core tenets of the IT service culture going forward.

Focus on users

We value the perspectives, the needs and the expectations of end users of technology and focus on meeting those expectations.

  • Users should be empowered by the services IT delivers.
  • IT's focus should be on solving problems and serving the needs of user's and the organization rather than simply providing a suite of services. 
  • Solving problems requires that we start with empathy for IT users. That means listening, observing, and seeking understanding in order to design impactful solutions.
  • IT services should be accessible to all people.

Keep IT simple

IT systems, interfaces, processes and practices should consistently be designed for simplicity. This value is inextricably tied to the focus on users. 

  • Fewer high-impact options are better than numerous mediocre options.
  • Activities and services that are similar should be integrated.
  • IT systems, services and experiences should be designed to save time. Time is money.
  • IT systems, services and experiences should follow standards and conventions to reduce time and effort required to orient and learn.
  • Communication should strive for clarity. The language we use should be clearly understood by end users and decision makers.

Build partnerships

An agile, resilient IT organization requires us to develop formal working relationships built on trust and agreement that we all work for one organization in service to that organization and its stakeholders.

  • We make wise decisions together through collaborative governance, strategic planning, and project execution.
  • We work, learn and share across organizational boundaries collegially and collaboratively.

Value data

We value an organizational culture where data informs decision-making.

  • We empower effective decision-making across the organization by making data and useable data-analytics readily available.
  • We design IT projects and initiatives with measurable outcomes.
  • We execute IT projects and initiatives through process metrics that inspire changes to individual habits and organizational culture.
  • We assess IT services and processes to ensure that we are meeting user expectations.