Top 10 indicators that you are about to be fired

Top 10 indicators that you are about to be fired

Circumstance often make CIO and It Managers oblivious to the clues they are about to be fired.  These circumstances include:

  • An improving economy
  • A jam-packed schedule
  • Total inward focus to the IT function
  • A shift in the enterprise’s strategic direction that the IT group is reacting to

In these circumstance there are 10 warning signs that CIOs and IT managers need to be aware of as they are the top 10 indicators that you are going to be fired or your position is going to be eliminated:

  1. You are excluded from important email and distribution lists
  2. You are asked to self-evaluate your performance
  3. You are given a list of things that you must do as they relate to you interpersonal and managerial skills
  4. Your access to key individuals becomes more difficult
  5. Your boss will not discuss long-term projects and budgets
  6. Rumors fly about organizational change that you are not aware of
  7. When you approach peers, they stop their conversations
  8. You are assigned a new direct manager who will guide you
  9. You asked to justify your job functions
  10. Your supervisor suddenly assigns task directly to your employees

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.