Survey Analysis: Transform the Workforce to Keep Pace With Business and Technology Change

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Summary

In a survey conducted in 4Q11, more than 60% of respondents indicated that changing the mindset (from technology-oriented to business- and service-oriented) and enhancing workforce capabilities will be their top challenges in effectively transforming the IT organization over the next three years.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • Business Strategies Call for IT to Enhance Customer Experience and Operational Efficiency
    • The Technology Forces Impact the Business, Drive IT Organizational Change
    • Changing the Mindset and Workforce Capabilities Will Be Key to Transforming IT
    • CIO Call to Action
      • Action 1: Take a strategic, long-term view of workforce planning — extend the planning horizon two to three years out
      • Action 2: Focus on the big shift in workforce skills and competencies required to transform IT
      • Action 3: Acquire new workforce capabilities based on a balance of business risk and impact
    • Methodology
  • Appendix
  • Recommended Reading
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