Gartner Research

Removing Engagement Obstacles to Reshape IT

Published: 26 November 2014

ID: G00271241

Analyst(s): Mike Rollings, Jack Santos

Summary

Gartner research about the changing IT career shows that the IT workforce must radically reshape itself; a participative workforce must emerge. This won't happen by just saying or wishing it were true. Technical professionals must actively remove obstacles to engagement to improve participation.

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Synopsis

Analysis

  • Engagement and Participation Matter
    • Successful Organizations Care About Engagement
    • Engagement Is on the Critical Path to Reshaping IT
    • IT Practitioners and CIOs Agree: People Issues Top Their Concerns
  • If We All Agree, Then Why Is It So Difficult?
    • Your Brain and Engagement
    • Countering Seven Ways of Working That Hinder a Participative Workforce
    • Examining Disabling Behaviors
    • Managers Must Tend to Culture, Mindsets and Management Practices
  • Pay Attention to Your Brain and Your Engagement
  • Stop Derailing Engagement and Participation, Especially Your Own
  • Develop Your Professional Effectiveness
  • Employ Humanistic Management Practices

Conclusion

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