10 Things That CIOs Should Never Do

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-13-2013 Email

As the saying goes: When you're hired as the big boss, there are a hundred ways to screw it up. If you figure out half of them, you're a genius. So allow the following list of "things that a CIO should avoid doing" as a starter kit of sorts. Failing to pay heed could result in serious fallout down the road—such as performance and productivity declines due to employee disengagement. One-third of workers, in fact, are dissatisfied with their relationship with their boss, research shows. Nearly two in five say their manager is uncaring when it comes to their career development; nearly half say their boss has taken credit for their work; and more than one-third say their boss has "thrown them under the bus" to save himself. Clearly, on both a professional and personal level, you don't want to gain a reputation as being that guy. So it's good to know about the following actions to put on your "to don't" list. They were compiled from business and management advice from online resources such as OneMinuteBlog.com, CEO.com and Encore, a U.K-based recruitment company specializing in engineering and tech jobs.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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