Can a Non-Tech Manager Effectively Oversee Tech Pros?

DICE | April 14, 2017

Featuring Kurt Van Etten, RedSeal VP of Product Management

A manager is a worker with ambition who seized greater responsibility. But as the old saying goes, many manage to rise above their abilities, and attract reputations for uncertain guidance, indecision, and de-motivation.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Putting the right person in the right job is the most important task that many companies screw up. A bad hire is bad enough, but the problem compounds when that bad hire is a manager—and the problem may scale up exponentially when you have an IT-oriented unit answering to a non-tech manager.