Today, let’s start off with stress. It’s tough out there being in technology. Liberally quoting CIO Dive:
- Eight in 10 technologists say their job became more complex during 2020, a consequence of quick innovation and a sprawling technology stack, according to a report from AppDynamics. The report included interviews with 1,050 global IT professionals.
- The increase in complexity took a toll on IT pros; 89% of technologists say they feel “immense” pressure at work. Upholding IT through a pandemic, 84% of technologists found difficulty switching off from work.
Why do we care?
I think there’s a whole area to explore here about mental health in the workplace and as it relates to IT services. 89% saying “immense” pressure is a real thing.
I’ve had an article about the #hugops movement on my desk for a couple of days now. Link in the show notes for the history. It’s about a growing movement to recognize the back office and sys admin teams that keep systems alive. Anyone who delivers IT services can sympathize.
I think there’s room to address this further. Is there a competitive hiring advantage here? Performance one? This feels worth exploring more. Feedback welcome.
Source: CIO Dive