7. Clinging to prior solutions
A common mistake for IT managers moving into a new position at a new company is to try to force solutions and approaches that worked at a prior job into a new environment with different business and technology considerations. Part and parcel with this is holding onto technologies well past their ability to keep your company competitive just because those are the tried-and-true solutions everyone knows. The tech industry is in constant flux, and hitting the mark with the right solution as a new opportunity arises requires a unique ability to know just when to sever old ties.