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Be flexible and adapt to change: CIO Workshop

Jack Loo | May 29, 2013
Day one of the CIO Workshop saw presenters giving examples of how IT leaders can venture into new frontiers.

New Blood

The final session of the day was a panel discussion that offered a glimpse into the minds of undergrads entering the technology workforce. The audience was able to find out more about the expectations and mindset of these so-called millenials.

Playing the role of the moderator was Prof Steven Miller, vice provost (Research) and dean, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. There were six students from his faculty.

One question to the young panelists was to give good and bad examples of supervision during their internships.

"The good instance was that my supervisor gave me space to work and trust my abilities, the bad instance with another manager was that she kept micromanaging every single work aspect," said SMU student Inez Cahyani.

Recounting her negative experience was fellow student Asti Andayani Temi. "A discussion ended up being one-way communication from the supervisor," she said. The internship made her feel the company was not valuing her skills and abilities.

 

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