Get Your Team Skills On

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Not long ago, technical skills were all that IT professionals needed to grow their careers. Not anymore. You need interdependence skills if you want to advance in your career.

What’s interdependence, you ask? It’s a set of abilities that IT professionals need to stay in the game:

  • Business results orientation
  • Communication
  • Influence
  • Relationship management
  • Teamwork

It isn’t enough to have mad technical skills, now you’ll need to know how to collaborate—play nice with others. You’ll be called upon to work with team members; coworkers; and outside suppliers, partners, and vendors to produce cross-functional outcomes.

What does that mean? It means as an employee you need to understand your company’s business needs, and in collaboration with others, deliver efficient, high-quality results. How? Sharing and communicating ideas with diverse audiences—both in person and in writing. Presenting ideas and persuading others to execute them by building relationships and trust among peers and stakeholders. Check out this cool infographic to learn how mastering these skills can help secure your future in the evolving world of IT.

If you want to stay in the game, now’s the time to gain teamwork skills. See how your skills stack up by taking the CEB IT Talent Assessment compliments of Capella University.

Don’t just survive in IT, thrive! Check out Capella University’s IT programs and get started today.

Graphic source: “IT Pro Tip: Play Well with Others,” Capella University, 2016.
1 “The Looming IT Crisis that Might Surprise You,” CEB.

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