Back to IT School - Something you don't learn in school

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-30
 
 
 

Back to IT School

It takes time to learn any new job--and more time still to become an expert in your field. But when is it time to go back to the drawing board? eWEEK asked IT executives what they would like to send some of their newer staffers back to school for.

Back to IT School

Back to IT School - Business etiquette

“Some new hires need to be more aware of the corporate environment--it’s not college anymore. Neatness, promptness, professionalism, etc., all need to be taken seriously.”

Back to IT School - Business etiquette

Back to IT School - Business etiquette

“Technology expertise is not enough.”

Back to IT School - Business etiquette

Back to IT School - Communication skills

“Communications skills are just as important as technical skills. All forms of communication require better soft skills, including e-mail, telephone calls, meetings, presentations, informal discussions, formal reports, etc.“

Back to IT School - Communication skills

Back to IT School - English language skills

“For business writing and verbal communications, some new hires need to improve their command of the English language.”

Back to IT School - English language skills

Back to IT School - Business courses

“They dont need to necessarily obtain an MBA--perhaps a certificate in management or operations, so they understand why we do IT and can speak the language of CEOs and CFOs.”

Back to IT School - Business courses

Back to IT School - Public policy courses

“IT pros going into government or non-profits need public policy courses so they can also understand why we do the IT we do. “

Back to IT School - Public policy courses

Back to IT School - Strategic thinking

“Knowing strategy and being able to think strategically will make IT pros invaluable.”

Back to IT School - Strategic thinking

Back to IT School - Project management skills

“There should be more preparation in project management skills. An ideal would be if the schools could get their students to a Six Sigma ‘green belt’ standing.”

Back to IT School - Project management skills

Back to IT School - Negotiation skills

“Sadly, some people need help working with others.”

Back to IT School - Negotiation skills

Back to IT School - Technology

“Troubleshooting techniques.”

Back to IT School - Technology

Back to IT School - Perspective

“How to make software very easy to adopt and use by Luddites.”

Back to IT School - Perspective

Back to IT School - Something you don't learn in school

“Common sense.”

Back to IT School - Something you don't learn in school

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