As an IT manager one of the most critical tasks that has been assigned to you is to use your IT manager skills to build a world-class IT team that will be able to provide your company with the tools that they will need in order to be successful. However, if you find yourself working … Read more How Can IT Managers Make Their Old Business Look Like New Business?
One of the biggest challenges that IT managers are facing is that they are now responsible for using their IT manager skills tomanage team members who are 18-34 years old. This is the millennial generation and the way that they like to learn and work is very, very different from everyone who has come before … Read more What IT Managers Can Learn From The NFL’s San Francisco 49ers
IT managers are working in a unique time. We have three very different generations working on our teams and the way that we go about managing them has to be quite different – do you have the IT manager skills that will be needed to do this?. In addition to the Baby Boomers and the … Read more How IT Managers Can Manage Millennials
IT managers dread the day that they have to manage certain generations – we don’t have the IT manager skills to deal with this situation. Whatever generation the IT manager belongs to should be easy to manage – they know how that generation thinks. It’s all the other generations that cause the problems. However, it … Read more Why IT Managers Need To Build Teams That All Generations Want To Work On
A lot has been written recently about the next generation of workers that is in the process of entering IT departments right now (I’ve done my part!) However, what’s been missing is a fundamental understanding of what an IT Leader is supposed to do once they are there. Ron Alsop who writes for the Wall … Read more Managing Trophy Kids: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Remember that Jack Nicholson line from the movie that was made from the Steven King book “The Shining”:Ã‚Â “.. Here’s Johnny…“? I seem to recall that he delivers this line as he stands at a door with an axe in his hands trying to break into the bathroom. I suspect that many IT managers feel … Read more An IT Management Nightmare: Managing Trophy Kids
Even though the world currently looks like it is upside down, there is a much larger change going on that will have a much longer impact than this temporary financial crisis: the arrival of the millennial generation into the IT workplace. Are you ready? Just to make sure that we’re all talking about the same … Read more Do You Want To Work With An IT Trophy Kid?
The workplace is a-changing. As more younger workers start to flood into IT departments (ok, “Millennials” if you must) a lot of what used to work from a management point-of-view has stopped working and this is leaving IT managers with more questions than solutions. There are roughly 80 million workers in this next wave and … Read more IT Manager Challenge: Bridging That Generation Gap
Quick review, here’s how the generations and their cool marketing names break down: The Silent Generation (ages 63-81) Baby Boomers (ages 44-62) – 80 million strong Generation X (ages 27-43) – 59 million Millennials/Gen Y (age 26 and under) – 80 million! The Millennials have entered the IT workforce in large numbers and yet there … Read more Managing Millennials – Is It Worth The Effort?