Gartner Research

Five Steps CIOs Can Take to Motivate Staff With Meaningful Work

Published: 24 August 2016

ID: G00309599

Analyst(s): Mark Coleman


Competition for IT talent is intense. Keeping great people requires taking a more personal approach to leadership. This research explores how CIOs can help IT staff to make progress in the work that motivates them the most.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • CIOs Should Become Personally Involved in Connecting Individual Employees to Meaningful Work
  • Use This Five-Step Approach to Develop an Ongoing Understanding of the Work That Is Personally Important to Each Key Person and Help Them Achieve It


  • 1. Identify Meaningful Topics Through a One-to-One Discussion
  • 2. Clarify Personal Motivators and Obstacles
  • 3. Identify Options for Change
  • 4. Develop a Personal Action Plan
  • 5. Support Ongoing Sponsorship

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