For those of you who have been working in IT for a while, you probably noticed that your job isn’t as fun as it used to be a few years ago, and there’s a reason for that. eWeek has a great piece this weekend discussing the many factors that are causing the “Dilbertization”of workplaces and what corporations could do to put fun back in enterprise IT.
IT is isn’t fun anymore, and while a lack of fun at work may not seem worth stopping the presses over, the long-term effects of depriving a field of appealing work may very likely look like this: Students are turning away from computer science at an alarming rate. There’s a huge talent shortage across the entire field, and, in confidence, enterprise IT workers say they’d probably choose a different career path if they could go back and start over again.
I’d love to hear what you guys have to say about this so called “Dilbertization” of IT. Do you agree with what is said in this article?