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10 things you should know about being a great IT manager

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Executive Summary

The 10 suggestions outlined in this download can help both new and seasoned managers become great IT managers.

IT Managers can easily get caught up in day-to-day operations and activities and lose sight of important management behaviors. Whether you're a new or seasoned manager, the following suggestions can help you be a great IT manager.

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Number 1: Spend time (and money) developing your people. - IT is a constantly changing field and many IT workers love to learn about new and improving technologies. For many, learning is not just enjoyable, but is necessary to do the best job possible. IT Managers should budget for training and development and encourage staff to participate in events whenever possible. If your budget is tight, explore free regional presentations and workshops, set-up in-house training and get creative with your development dollars. Don't forget about cross-training exercises as well. Even in a large IT group, there are jobs which only one person does routinely. Make sure others know what to do if that person were suddenly gone for an extended period.Join this ongoing discussion and let us know if this download provides helpful information and if there's anything we can do to improve the document's format or content. You can also share you favorite IT management tips.

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