There are an endless amount of management courses and leadership theories which can teach you the basics of what it means to be a good leader and the challenges which may typically arise. But leading an IT-team full of eager specialists with niche knowledge can be an additional challenge – especially as you’re working with something very technical, which most people don’t understand, and thereby it becomes your task to communicate your team’s work to stakeholders and align your operations with business goals.
In short, leading an IT-team means finding that perfect balance between being a manager and maintaining your passion for technology. You are responsible for departmental operations, guiding your team through challenges, and delegating tasks, while keeping up with industry challenges and new technology.
Conclusively, leading an IT team is about much more than just having technical know-how or being good with people. It’s about finding the perfect balance between managing people, resources and time. But it’s also about having the right people in your team, and at Hays we're experts in finding the right tech talents with the perfect mix of technical and soft skills for your team.
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