Be deliberate about the way you handle ideas, where you focus, and how you innovate with your customers for validation. Consider this six-step process to bring the best ideas to reality.
8 reasons to love your job in IT
What keeps IT team members motivated and happy in their careers? Listen to these honest answers from IT pros
Data Scientist recently landed in the number-one spot on Glassdoor's annual Best Jobs in America list for the third year running. DevOps Engineer took second place, and other titles in tech accounted for an additional 18 of the 50 jobs on the list, which considered career satisfaction a key factor.
Understanding what motivates people in their jobs every day is a critical skill for IT leaders. This can help you retain your best talent, build a culture of change agents, and connect people to a common mission and shared purpose.
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In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked a question: What exactly do IT professionals and those working in the technology field love about their jobs? Here's what we heard. Feeling the love? Add your own reasons in the comments section below.
Mentoring the next generation
We have a lot of 20-somethings in our company, and I’m regularly asked to help them and act as a mentor. Being able to take my 27 years of experience and share that with people just getting into their IT careers is unbelievably rewarding. These youths are our greatest assets, and as veteran IT professionals we have to cultivate them, foster their growth, and help them down the path we’ve already traveled.” – Chris Romano, Principal Systems Engineer, OVH US