An information system in an organization is like the nervous system in the human body: it is the link that connects all the organization’s components together and provides for better operation and survival in a competitive environment. (Warier, Sudhir. Knowledge Management).
With the rapid growth of technology, managers need to have the skills in order for them to make an effective and and successful IS decision.
1. Technical Skills
The managers must know first how this new technology works before imparting it to his subordinates and incorporating it to the organization.
2. Conceptual Skills
Managers must have a clear vision of their objectives. They uses their knowledge and skills to achieve what they want to achieve. Managers must think critically and evaluate carefully every option, weigh the pros and cons before making the final decision. Decisions to be made are not for personal interest but for the organization as a whole.
3. Interpersonal Skills
Managers must able to understand, communicate and work effectively with people. They influence and motivate other members of the organization to work effectively and efficiently. He is able to educate his subordinates to the new technology and inform them its importance.
Technology will continue to grow and advance, thus, managers must always thrive to adapt and embrace to these changes. Also, managers will always play a vital role in IS decisions and there will be only two outcomes, either a success or failure.