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Corporate culture is key to staffing

Apr 27, 20042 mins
Data Center

* Findings from the "Optimizing the Business Value of IT: Driving IT Employee Productivity" report

What do high-performing IT organizations have in common? A strong, integrated culture that supports their business, strategy and IT vision. That’s the finding of a recent report from People3, a Gartner company focusing on human capital management.

According to the report, “Optimizing the Business Value of IT: Driving IT Employee Productivity,” organizational culture is one of the top factors in attracting and retaining IT staff.

“People that have a sense of belonging to an organization are more likely to assume greater responsibility and ownership for what they do, and are more willing to contribute to the success of the organization,” says Lily Mok, senior consultant at People3.

However, the report also finds that there are often gaps between the culture an organization strives to achieve and the reality. “Many organizations believe that once they have defined their mission, vision and values, they have established an organizational culture that will work like magic,” Mok says.

People3 recommends implementing a formal cultural assessment process to gauge the gaps between the existing state and the desired state of culture based on the company’s long-term goals and objectives.

The report also details these factors in building an engaged, productive IT workforce:

* Understand and embrace the importance of talent management.

* Identify and tap the competencies and skills of your superior performers.

* Effectively align strategic business goals with employees’ development goals.

* Develop effective managers who know how to identify, empower, motivate and lead individuals for superior performance.

* Select and implement metrics that effectively measure and manage the human capital investment.

“Optimizing the Business Value of IT: Driving IT Employee Productivity” costs $350 and is available for sale at