As a CIO, you should have good management skills. As per a recent Gallup study, only one in 10 people possesses this skill. So, what other skills do you need and what benefits would you derive from them? In this article at Accidental Successful CIO, know the 5 skills you need to be an exceptional CIO.
Skills for a CIO
The 10% that possesses management skills gain more than their peers. They experience 48% success, 22% efficiency, 17% workforce engagement, 5% consumer engagement, and 19% less turnover. Following are the skills you need to be an exceptional CIO:
Motivation: A good CIO will always keep employees motivated by asking what they need to do their job better. You will have created a team of people with whom you would brainstorm and come up with an organizational vision. This creates an enabling environment for all.
Being Bold: As a CIO, you must exude confidence as this tells people that you know what you are doing. At times, when indecision creeps in, you stand up for what is good for the overall company and brand reputation.
Responsibility: The CIO responsible for the progress of the company and so is the workforce. Setting goals and encouraging employees to achieve those make them responsible for their actions as well as feel involved.
Creating Lasting Bonds: 55% of the respondents say that they can talk to managers regarding issues outside their work. 54% feel they can clarify any doubts they want. With openness to communicate, comes trust and a lasting bond. Being a CIO, you must be approachable to people to stay loyal and take ownership of the company’s progress.
Transparency: Instead of being engrossed in internal politics, a real CIO encourages collaboration across the organization. By discouraging toxic behaviors you can build transparent relationships and that boosts productivity.
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