IT leaders are unheard and ready to walk away

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It’s not just software developers that companies risk losing. A survey of more than 500 US IT leaders found that 58% are actively looking for new roles because they are not being heard in corporate decision-making.

The survey, conducted by ManageEngine, owned by Zoho, found that 41% of IT leaders reported that they were either not fully consulted or not consulted at all in their organization’s decision-making regarding hybrid work. understood.

For example, the report states that non-IT departments are the final decision makers when it comes to purchasing company apps and IT software (54%), facilitating IT audits (52%), purchasing devices (45%), and hiring decisions. I know I have rights. Technician (48%).

Technology decision makers feel underappreciated by their companies’ senior management. Remote and hybrid working model: 81% of IT decision makers feel they should have received more support from their employer in the last two years. Similarly, more than half (56%) of IT leaders Decreased loyalty to employer than two years ago

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Vijay Sundaram, Chief Strategy Officer at Zoho Corporation, said that despite the IT team being “critical to business innovation and continuity” in recent years, senior management has become more critical of the IT team in larger business decisions. said it continues to overlook the views of

This is despite 88% of respondents believing that IT will be more responsible for business innovation than ever before, yet 85% believe IT would be more responsible if IT had a stronger leadership position. Despite the fact that we all agree that we can drive even greater innovation in our business.

Sundaram pointed out that as hybrid work and distributed teams become mainstream, the role of IT within organizations becomes increasingly important. In fact, 99% of his survey respondents say their organization has already moved to a hybrid model. “This will require ITDM expertise and involvement to identify the right technology and meet corporate guidelines in areas such as compliance, privacy and security,” he added.

flex work or bust

The ManageEngine report also warns employers considering doing away with flexible working hours. Nearly half (48%) of IT leaders said they would resign from their role if flexible working was no longer an option. A similar percentage (45%) will leave if the company withdraws a promotion or promotion opportunity.

IT leaders also appear confident about the demand for expertise in an increasingly competitive recruiting market. Nearly three out of four IT leaders (72%) said they would be more willing to make a “riskier” job change than they were two years ago. in front.

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Business leaders still have an opportunity to retain IT leaders who are eager to move their roles and organizations forward. When asked what they would most like to see in their role in the next five years, 41% said they would like to lead change within their company, and 38% said they would like to step up to a more senior role.a Salary increase in line with inflation Supported by 43% of respondents.

Survey results reverberate A global survey of 8,000 IT professionals and decision makers A survey by Skillsoft in early October found that more than half of technical professionals plan to change roles in the next year, despite reporting high levels of job satisfaction.

Increased compensation (38%) was the main reason workers sought new roles. Lack of training, growth and development opportunities (33%) and lack of work-life balance (25%).

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