To Steer or to Strategize –Differences between IT Steering Committees and IT Strategy Committees

Yes ‘decision by committee’ is often negatively associated with non-essential, seemingly off-target, purposeless meetings.  Agreed (sometimes) – meetings for the sake of meetings is unproductive and a waste of a valuable resource…TIME.  But if you think about meetings conceptually, meetings are actually the organizational thread – a venue for intellectual property (a.k.a. knowledge) that becomes a strategic asset for organizations.