Gartner Research

The Personality of Bimodal IT: Nurture Is Stronger Than Nature

Published: 16 March 2015

ID: G00273969

Analyst(s): Jackie Fenn


Mode 1 requires consistency and reliability. Mode 2 thrives on agility and innovation. Can a successful Mode 1 personality transition to Mode 2? The answer is yes. CIOs can shape expectations, mindsets and environments such that personality differences are not the primary driver of Mode 2 success.

Table Of Contents


  • The Right Stuff for Mode 2
  • DNA Is Not Destiny: Cultivating a Growth Mindset
  • The Power of Expectations
  • Shaping the Narrative

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