Hero culture hampers IT recruitment, retention and promotion. It discourages women from choosing a technology career and staying in that career for very long. To improve diversity and inclusion in IT, CIOs must reward behaviors that reduce the need for heroics.
- Identify Heroics That May Be Less Than Ideal for Gender Balance
- Listen to How Management and Staff Speak, and Examine the Environment to Identify Sustained Heroics and the Cultural Rituals That Support Them
- Catalog and Analyze Calls for Extra Effort, Excessive Volunteerism and Other Actions
- Learn What Women Consider Important With Respect to Making a Long-Term Commitment and Fulfilling Career Progression
- Address the Underlying Structural Problems and Gaps That Create Opportunities for Heroic Behavior
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