Acording to a new study, 46 percent of organizations surveyed believe the skills gap within their organization has grown in scope or depth within the past two years. It’s a worse problem at larger organizations, the study explains: “IT businesses or organizations with 15 or more IT employees are also more likely to see significant growth in skills gaps.” Everyone is focusing on the hard skills that they’re missing. But what about the soft skills? Are they as important to the conversation?
Ed Szofer, Chief Executive Officer of SenecaGlobal, a global information technology consulting company, sure thinks so. Here’s his take on the skills crisis facing IT today — why the shortage of soft skills holds teams back and what actionable moves you can use to develop them on your own team.
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