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6 signs an IT manager is struggling — and how to help

September 5, 2023

Via: CIO

IT managers increasingly find themselves oversubscribed, challenged, and in many cases floundering, and it’s little wonder why.

Pressured to do more with less, faster, in flatter organizational structures, IT middle managers serve as a company catchall, with too much time spent on lower-value tasks such as administrative work and planning rather than high-value work such as actually managing and executing plans, according to a recent survey from McKinsey.

And, perhaps most importantly, they are less likely to have time to foster talent by assisting their reports with upskilling, a crucial part of any IT department.

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