Should IT workers be kept under surveillance?

IT workers

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.

Shreyas Tanna

About Shreyas Tanna

The winner of Mr. Pune 2009 Pageant, Mr. Shreyas Tanna is currently the young, dashing, and dynamic CEO of a market research company called Research N Reports in Pune. Fondly known as RNR, the company specializes in market research as well as industry analysis, and is closely associated with its parent company Absolute Markets Insights (AMI). Mr. Shreyas Tanna began his corporate journey as the Head of Corporate sales & PR at RED Entertainment while pursuing his degree for MMS (Marketing) from the MGM College of Management, Mumbai. After accomplishing the tedious task of balancing his work and education, he further polished his skills in Corporate Sales, Public Relations, Channel Development, Global Client Engagement, Strategic Consulting, and Brand Development by working with HDFC Life and ResearchMoz Global Pvt. Ltd. His dedication towards his work has even won him accolades such as the National Level Performer 2013 – HDFC Life and Mr. ResearchMoz 2015. A disciplined individual with a loving heart, he is often seen taking crisp walks with an engrossed look and a gentle smile within the premises of his company to interact with the various departments. And he will be usually followed by an adorable trail of his beloved trio of Shih Tzu babies proudly known as Gucci, Drake, and Paris. The most enticing thing that you will notice about this content and proud pet parent is his infectious positivity and the firm belief in his eyes, a reflection of his favorite quote, “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!”

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