In the tech enterprise, there endures a decades-old convention about the social capabilities of technology workers. Unfairly or not, they have been historically clinched as lacking in leadership skills and strong communication abilities. Industry efforts to dismantle this stereotype is one primary reason why things are changing now, and for the good. Here are six ways you can become a successful technology leader.
- Innovation: Innovative ideas in the field of technology have significantly altered the work-time dimension with a massive impact in the overall development of mankind. To bring innovation, it is necessary to have the knowledge, which is fundamental in this process. Thus we get the scheme: knowledge, idea, technology. For tech leaders in the current millennial era, it is must to have the knowledge and expertise in relevant fields, and the eagerness to explore new technologies and advances will help you reach pinnacle of success.
- Street Smartness: Build a team of experienced, rational and productive individuals who work well with each other and also with others. Tech heads don’t have to be clever, they just have to surround themselves with smart people.
- Hard Software Approach: Spreading the knowledge among your team is crucial to lead successfully. The spread of information plays an important role in fundamental changes in all the areas of office. Bring in software experts who could impart knowledge and train your employees. This will not only make your work-life easier, but your employees will also benefit immensely after acquiring the new information.
- Analyse: Analyse what is slowing you and fix that thing. When it comes to websites, visual layout and everything else, less is always more. The first step is realising that minimised content, clean graphics and websites, and shorter videos (no longer than one minute) all lead to more consumption. Analyse and then simplify the products you are using in your office. This will increase the speed, make it easier for your team to work and it will become overall impact your effectivity positively.
- Emotional intelligence: Technology freaks misunderstand emotions at large. Let’s explore what Emotional Intelligence means. Emotional intelligence (EI), emotional leadership (EL), emotional quotient (EQ) and emotional intelligence quotient (EIQ), is the capacity of people to understand their own emotions and those of others, distinguish between different feelings and label them judiciously, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adjust to environments or achieve one’s goal(s). Balance your emotions. There are tonnes of ways to do that. Having a commendable Emotional Intelligence is the only way tech leaders can enjoy longevity as a leader.
- Competition: Competition arises whenever at least two individuals aim for a goal which cannot be shared: where one’s gain is the other’s loss (an example of which is a zero-sum game). Do not dictate. Create healthy competitive environment in office. In Technology, ideas need to be diversified and so, it is necessary to develop a sense of competition among different tech experts in your team.
Follow the steps above and find yourself winning as a leader in the field of technology and innovation.