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Challenges and Issues Facing the IT Industry

The current challenges facing CIOs and their IT managers stem largely from the demands of the global recession.


IT & Technology

Budget cuts

IT departments now have the difficult task of achieving more with less.  Reduced manpower and limited finances have to be managed alongside the demands of maintaining business continuity, data security, performance standards and disaster recovery protection.

Limited funding for technological innovation

Any CIO will know that the vast majority of IT budgets are spent on simply keeping systems running. Little is left in reserve for research and development to increase efficiency and competitiveness of their service.

Business-IT alignment

IT departments face a difficult balancing act, serving the needs of business within tight budgets and limited resources.  The ability to understand and communicate in business terms is vital, ensuring that IT discussions are compelling enough to encourage further investment.

Performance management

Faced with limited manpower and resources, CIOs and IT managers must optimise team performance, whilst still maintaining staff morale and minimising work error.   There is also a great need for ongoing training to sustain a competitive edge in the post-recession environment.

Outsourcing and geographically diverse services

The trend for outsourcing continues to rise.  This leaves IT managers the complicated task of effectively managing and communicating with geographically dispersed teams, alongside the need for skilful negotiation of internal and external contracts to improve profit margins.

How can Teamworking International help?


Management Skills for IT Professionals

We recognise that IT professionals are often promoted to management level without adequate leadership training.  Our unique program designed specifically for IT professionals will equip you with the skills to become an inspiring leader.  You’ll be able to manage and motivate your team to great success, whatever the circumstances.

Project Leadership

Using proven methods that translate into workplace success, our Project Leadership Program equips IT professionals with the skills to ensure long-term project satisfaction for your clients. Following this program, your people will be able to deliver projects on time and on budget. They’ll be able to effectively liaise with all departments involved, wherever they are based, ensuring user and business requirements are fully met.

Creative Problem Solving

Post-recession IT departments need innovative solutions to everyday problems that allow them to make the most of limited resources and maintain a competitive edge.  Our Creative Problem Solving Program will transform the way you do business, bringing about radical change for your entire organisation.

Communication Skills

A key challenge for IT professionals is learning to communicate in business terms, using a language that non-IT professionals can understand. Following this program, you’ll dramatically enhance the way you communicate and engage with everyone you come into contact with.  You’ll have the skills to speak in the language your audience will understand and buy into, giving you greater success when it comes to winning new business, additional funding and ensuring successful project delivery.

Negotiation Skills

This program is ideal for IT professionals, equipping you the skills to manage shrinking budgets in a highly competitive environment. Whether it’s negotiating external contracts for outsourcing or internal procurement of resources, this program will transform your ability to achieve a profitable outcome with each and every deal.  In fact our delegates report an average saving of $30,000 per person in the first month using our tried and tested negotiation methods.

High Performance Team Working

Faced with budget cuts and limited manpower, this program will show you how to achieve more with less.  You’ll be able to dramatically enhance the productivity of your teams, wherever they are based, through the creation of a self-motivated workforce pulling together on shared objectives.

For more information about our range of programs or to discuss your specific training needs please call us now on +44 (0) 1590 644 107 or click here to go to our contact page

About Us

Learning through action - every program we deliver is highly practical and addresses real live issues.  We use simulations, exercises and case studies and all our methods are based on the latest neuroscience and positive psychology research findings.  Everything we deliver and challenge our participants to think about leads back to one simple question ­ “what am I going to do differently back at work and how?”.

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