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Employment Practices That Undermine IT's Evolution

Published: 01 November 2013

ID: G00252357

Analyst(s): Mike Rollings

Summary

Current IT employment practices are undermining IT's evolution. Several dysfunctions must be addressed that are in opposition to new business expectations — what IT values, how it hires and how it develops individuals. Job descriptions and job postings are the tip of the iceberg.

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Synopsis

Analysis

  • IT Must Evolve to Satisfy New Business Expectations
    • Prolonging an Old Identity — Is IT Separate From the Business?
  • Employment Practices That Lead Us the Wrong Way
    • Nontechnical Skills Do Not Get the Attention They Deserve
    • Recruiting and Hiring Practices Eliminate the Best Individuals From Consideration
    • A Self-Imposed Skills Shortage?
    • Career Development and Feedback Deficiencies
  • Reshape Yourself for the New Expectations
  • Adopt a Businessperson's Identity
  • Understand What Skills Your Organization Should Value
  • Share This Document With Your HR Staff
  • If You Do Hiring, Don't Just Overhaul Job Postings

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