The CIO's Guide to Maximizing IT Employee Value with Skill Set Optimization

The CIO's Guide to Maximizing IT Employee Value with Skill Set Optimization

This IDC Perspective provides a framework for senior IT leaders seeking to optimize the IT organization in the most effective and cost-conscious manner possible. The ability to implement this type of resource prioritization process requires modifying corporate culture and modifying various processes throughout a company — including employee performance and training, project management and budget tracking, and other internal functions."Employee skills optimization has the real potential to enhance IT efficiency and effectiveness while facilitating employee growth, increasing job satisfaction, and reducing employee attrition," notes Eric Bloom, adjunct research advisor with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Importance of Optimizing Current Skills
Employee Skills Optimization
Skills Optimization Process Participation
How to Achieve Employee Skills Optimization
Step 1. Perform a Companywide Technology Skills Inventory
Step 2. Create an Inventory of Employee Preferences, Characteristics, and Interests
Step 3. Create Desired Employee Profiles for All Project and Operational Initiatives
Step 4. Define, But Do Not Yet Implement, Needed Process Modifications
Step 5. Create a Culture That Facilitates Fluid Employee Movement
Step 6. Systematically Modify Existing Processes
Step 7. Create an Employee and Position Matching Algorithms
Step 8. Build Out Measurement and Metrics
Advice for the Technology Leader
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