Some time ago, I posted an online poll to survey the relative importance of four qualities at various levels in an IT organization. The survey asked respondents to self-identify their role in the IT organization ("Staff", Team lead", "Manager", "Director", "CIO") and to rank four qualities ("Technical", "Strategic", "Interpersonal", "Finance") relative to one another. This was not just a simple 1-2-3-4 prioritization exercise. Rather, the survey asked folks to consider how each quality fit into the overall importance of their work, and rank the relative importance of each.
The survey was originally posted a few years ago, and I wrote about the results a few months ago. While my poll was an unscientific one, the results were very consistent across each role - and very interesting.
I'd like to update the survey for 2012, and I need your help! If you work in IT, please consider responding to the new survey. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete. I'll post new analysis in May, based on the updated results.
Please share this survey with your co-workers, your friends, your online associates, and anyone else who works in IT. The more responses I can get on the survey, the better and more informative it will be. Thanks for your help!