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Because of the faltering economy, IT managers must discover new ways to deliver value to the organization within the constraints of tightening budgets. To achieve this, staff members must be motivated to achieve higher performance levels and to assume more responsibilities. Employee value statements can help to accomplish these objectives. This research note discusses the following areas:
- The objective, format, and content of value statements.
- Why employees should identify unique skills and proposed objectives.
- Why value statements can improve IT performance levels.
The demonstrable benefits that value statements deliver should be considered by IT organizations - especially since they require no additional funding. However, the program must be correctly sponsored, implemented, and monitored to maximize its value.