Tech As A Core Competency
March 6, 2009
Dennis Stevenson has an article at IT Toolbox titled; Business People need IT Competency too.
The context is that to be an effective General Manager, technology is becoming a skill that needs to join the competencies in Operations, HR Management, Financial Management, Sales Management etc.
The more you understand about how technology happens and what makes a good decision vs. a sexy buzzword, the better you will be in using technology as a lever to transform your business.
Those of you following this blog for a while know I agree with this.
However the article actually states that you need to Master all of the above. Unless you are a very small business where everyone wears 5 hats, I don’t think many of us can be a master outside of our own specialties.
As I have written before, we need to understand at a relevant level of detail.
As SME business managers, I don’t believe that the relevant level of detail is for competency in technology is writing software code.
But considering technology as a core competency states that you understand what IT can, and cannot do.
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