IT is an advancing sector in today’s world. Although underpaid and overworked, IT workers may be considered to have the most valuable information about the organization they work in, including encryption keys that could be dangerous in the wrong hands. Considering their work isn’t well recognized, they alone hold the power to potentially destroy an organization.
IT personnel are usually transferred to isolated areas of office space, sometimes to other buildings entirely. This results in them being distant in every way from the work environment, which leads to them being demotivated.
However, it is these underpaid individuals who have access to the organization’s valuable data, application, etc. IT workers can even help the company perform illegally by keeping their activities from being detected, or he may use that information for his advantage.
A survey showed that almost 120 out of 500 IT security professionals would use valuable information to get jobs at competitor firms. And they aren’t to blame, as they are put in miserable conditions by the companies themselves which result in such low morale.
Moreover, some may sell information to people who are interested. The people may be anyone, from normal people to government officials.
Again, the IT personnel aren’t to be blamed as they are doing everything out of anger of being treated as unimportant. However, this can be avoided by changing the corporate culture and making IT specialists feel important. They should be treated the same way everyone else is treated, and have their work acknowledged. Give them credit where credit is due.
Like every other employee’s needs are catered to, IT concerns should also be dealt with seriously as they are also an important part of the organization. Ignoring one’s needs only causes them to be dissatisfied and later, demotivated.