Fix global warming, feed the hungry, free the oppressed and solve the energy crisis. And why not invent chocolate that cures cancer and makes you slim! This is a wish list that would be great
for any member of any team to have - not just IT. How many team leaders and business managers have more than a couple of these skills? Most of these soft skills are badly served across all business disciplines with only a few stand-out people able to deliver anything like half of these.
As for the CIO's, what exactly will they be doing whilst IT pros are bridging the gap? Is this not exactly what they are paid to do? Using those powerful and invaluable skills that they learn from their background in liberal arts?
Most people want IT to make their computer work. Simple really. They need IT guys who can deliver technology in a robust, stable and progressive manner. This requires IT guys with IT skills first and foremost. Great if that person can have all these soft skills, but realistically most real life tech people work hard enough with the tech. I'm sure there are a few marvellous people out there who can do all this and I hope they are getting all the recognition and benefits they deserve. Mostly IT teams need a variety of people to focus on skill-sets.
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