Growth in IT sector threatened by inept management

Long-term company growth in the IT sector will be threatened by bad management, the Chartered Management Institute ...

Long-term company growth in the IT sector will be threatened by bad management, the Chartered Management Institute has said.

After conducting research of 1,175 IT executives, the institute concluded that managers and directors in the IT sector cannot prioritise workloads and fails to finish projects.

"If IT is a management function, then it is pretty damning that the managers cannot manage," said a Chartered Management Institute spokeswoman. "The problem goes right to the top."

Nearly 80% of managers and directors confessed that they cannot prioritise workloads, with 61% admitting they are too busy responding to problems to plan for the future. Almost as many (59%) say they do not finish the tasks they are given and 60% of managers say they do not find time to speak to staff.

"It is not much of an example to the rest of industry, especially when IT is all about efficiency," Brook said. "It might affect confidence in the IT sector."

Motivation is not a problem, however, with more than 80% of managers telling researchers they "cannot wait to get up" and only 10% find time to relax away from work.

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