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Inside the Concept of Versatilists: What Are They and How Do CIOs Develop Them?

Published: 09 September 2008

ID: G00159537

Analyst(s): Diane Morello, Ed Holub


The time for the versatilist has come. CIOs and IT leaders must concentrate on developing and retaining people whose numerous roles, assignments and perspectives permit them to synthesize knowledge and context in ways that fuel business value. How can CIOs capitalize on this new model?

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Why Versatilists?
  • Where Do Versatilists Play?
  • Design, Not Serendipity
  • How to Get the Versatilist Model Rolling
  • Words of Warning: What to Watch Out For

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