What traits does a skilled and indispensable IT professional possess?
This is an important question in the rapidly evolving landscape of technology. Tech leaders, immersed in this dynamic field, pinpoints eleven qualities that are common among their most capable and valued colleagues. We have highlighted them here for you:
👥 Inclusive: Is capable of making others better through collaboration and mutual respect.
🤲 Takes ownership: Feels a high degree of ownership, which often goes hand in hand with being reliable and responsible.
🧠 Self-aware: Recognises and learns from their mistakes, and is willing to ask for help and collaborate.
👂 Good listener: Understands how to actively listen to others and thereby gain a better understanding.
❤️🔥 Passionate: Feels genuine engagement and passion for the work to be done.
🤖 Automation-minded: Prioritises problem-solving with a focus on automation, saving time in the future.
🔍 Curious: Is driven by a desire to continuously improve their knowledge and skills – and is not afraid to ask for help.
🤝 Great collaborator: Possesses the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, along with good leadership skills.
📡 Responsive: Ensures follow-up after the work is completed and that it functions well long term.
🐙 Adaptable: Is comfortable with innovation and experimenting with new approaches as well as handling potential challenges.
👤 Starts with the end (user) in mind: Understands and focuses on user challenges and needs rather than just resolving “tickets”.