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Investigate and evaluate the economic advantages of having a person with both IT and management skills on the board of a company.

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Economic Influence of Combination of Managerial & IT Skills

A combination of managerial and Informational Technology (IT) skills in a board member of a company enables to offer several benefits, but it mainly provides an economic return (Papp, 2001). Following are some areas improved by a technical and managerial competent board member of company, which delivers economic benefits:
Formulation of vision, mission and strategies: A board member is responsible to create, establish and implement organizational vision, mission and strategies, which play a significant role to ensure operational and financial growth accordingly. By exercising a combination of above two skills, a board member enables to make effective use of IT in identifying, planning and formulating better vision and mission. An effective use of IT tools and techniques by a board member enables to identify such bottlenecks that are responsible to create a gap between current and the desired state of operational performance (Ginter, 2013). In this way, such board member enables the companies to improve lacking business areas and to enhance organizational performance that delivers an effective floor for utilizing resources optimally and reducing cost accordingly.

Knowledge management: Through combining technical and managerial competencies, the company is also enabled to obtain ...

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