Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The 3 Most Needed Non-Technical Skills

Along the lines of my last blog post "The 8 Most Needed Technical Skills by CIOs", here is a worthy article that addresses the increasingly important non-technical skillset that IT workers ought to be striving to attain:
  • Communication
  • Business Savvy
  • Management

In the article, according to Andy Klein, professor and associate director of business programs at DeVry, "Traditionally what happens to IT people and engineers is oftentimes they get stuck in what we call the back office,” Klein said. “What happens is they’ve got a relatively narrow set of important technical skills. But unless they have a broader management perspective, it’s very hard for them to get ahead."