Work That Makes Them Cringe

Think being an IT leader is all glitz and glory? Not a chance. Even IT leaders have their least favorite job duties. Here are the top five:

1) Terminating employees

2) Writing performance appraisals and other HR-related issues

3) Administrative duties like paperwork and reviewing legal contracts

4) Attending nonproductive meetings

5) Budget administration

There are plenty of other parts of their day that they wish they could jettison, including the following:

  • Commuting
  • Dealing with interpersonal issues within the IT shop
  • Disciplining staff members
  • Reading hundred of e-mails a day
  • Dealing with the many vendors that want to tell their products' stories
  • Filling out expense reports
  • Having to explain why a system isn't functioning properly or is late
  • Marketing the success of the department or company
  • Dealing with corporate politics
  • Planning work-related social events

Special Report

2006 Premier 100 IT Leaders

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