Tech workers find lure of the C-suite less appealing

12/16/2013 | Computerworld · MarketWatch

As executive positions in technology continue to evolve, tech workers moving up the corporate ladder are taking pains to avoid the politics of the boardroom, according to a Computerworld survey that finds more IT professionals now sidestep the CIO role for top jobs that promise more hands-on participation. "Being a CIO doesn't offer the opportunity to do the cool stuff that IT people like so much to do. It's about meetings and budgets and politics," said Westway Group's Stephanie Jurenka. A Pew Research Center survey also found that the older workers are, the less likely they will want to be the big boss, mostly because they know the reality of what the role entails, Quentin Fottrell writes.

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