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IDC PlanScape: IT Talent — Establishing a Progressive IT Culture

IDC PlanScape: IT Talent — Establishing a Progressive IT Culture

This IDC PlanScape discusses the creation of a progressive workplace culture as a key component to cultivating and sustaining a comprehensive talent transformation strategy. Establishing a new workplace culture is the first step to cultivating and sustaining a comprehensive talent transformation strategy. This study discusses the importance of having the right workplace culture, and succeeding documents will discuss the creation of new roles with emerging skill sets required to meet future business demands. "Given the present war for IT talent in today's fast-paced marketplace, employee experience is now an emerging strategic differentiator for IT organizations," says Damon Carter, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "IT leaders must cultivate a dynamic workplace culture that inspires IT talent, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, to engage in continuous professional development while pursuing their career aspirations within the organization."

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Executive Summary
Why Is Establishing a Progressive IT Culture Important?
What Is Establishing a Progressive IT Culture?
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Establishing a Progressive IT Culture?
Building a Workplace Culture to Support and Sustain Talent Transformation
Step 1: Determine the Future Needs of the IT Organization
Step 2: Establish a Clear Vision and Mission Statement for the Future IT Organization
Step 3: Change the Talent Conversation Across the Organization
Step 4: Embrace "Technical Leadership" as a Core Competency
Step 5: Create a "Speak Up Culture" for All IT Talent
Advice for Technology Leaders
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