The Innovation Imperative: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining High-Value IT Talent in Government

The Innovation Imperative: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining High-Value IT Talent in Government

This IDC Perspective provides rationale and strategies to governments for developing a plan for IT culture transformation and discusses tactics that have worked across all industries. It includes guidance to government CIOs on how to make these practices their own and see measurable difference in employee retention and diversity metrics — a key strategy for an ever-increasingly competitive talent market."Government CIOs who want to drive innovation must be intentional about building a culture that keeps high-value talent and helps them thrive," according to Thom Rubel, adjunct research advisor with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "In an environment where there are limited tools, an engaging IT culture can make a substantial impact in attracting and retaining an IT team that can more effectively contribute to improved program and agency mission outcomes."

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Building an Engaging IT Culture
The Case for Building an Engaging IT Culture
Who Are the Key Stakeholders in Creating a Positive Culture?
IT Organization
Enterprise Leadership
How Can My Organization Build an Engaging IT Culture?
Model Compelling Behavioral Traits
Relate
Communicate
Respect
Develop
Unite
Recognize
Relax and Have Fun
Articulate Organizational Values
Train and Recognize Team Members Around Those Behaviors
Build Supportive Structures
Initiate Customs and Traditions
Maintain an Environment Where Your Culture Will Thrive
Advice for the Government Technology Leader
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