Computerworld: IT managers are aloof, insular, says psychologist

Know anyone like this?

If they changed their ways, IT managers could have enormous impact on their organizations

Organizational psychologist Billie Blair IT managers and their staffs are different from the rest of us.

They view the world in terms of “us against them” and see others in an organization as pests or threats to their IT universe, says Billie Blair , who holds a doctorate in organizational psychology and heads Change Strategist Inc., a Los Angeles-based management consulting firm.

Organizational psychologists have an understanding of management and psychology. They use that knowledge to help firms and organizations understand behaviors that can impinge on the ability to implement required changes, said Blair.

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