As managers, we must understand what people truly want to do instead of constantly imposing requirements on them. If a person lacks internal motivation, imposing it from the outside will be of little use,” said Magda Dziewguć in an interview with Future Collars during the 5th international edition of Women in IT Day (November 15).
Future Collars: Magda, in our conversation, you emphasized that the current world is experiencing a crisis of leaders. Can you elaborate on this thought?
Magda Dziewguć: We are currently witnessing a tremendous crisis of leaders. Conflicts, unresolved problems, all result from a lack of genuine leadership. People are inundated with information and need leaders who will show them the way, help them emerge from the crisis, and build a better future.
FC: How does technology influence this phenomenon?
MD: The more technology enters our lives, the more people feel lost. Technology can perform tasks for us, but ultimately, we need human contact and a sense of security. That’s why we need people-oriented leaders.
FC: What qualities should a good leader possess in today’s times?
MD: We don’t judge a good leader ourselves – it’s the people who follow them who express their opinion. When there is a good leader in an organization, people want to join it. It all comes down to creating an atmosphere in which people feel valuable and safe.
FC: What are your thoughts after today’s event?
MD: Events like Women in IT Day are incredibly important. They show that we are not alone and that technology is not reserved only for a narrow group. It is a space for everyone, regardless of gender or background.
HOW TO ATTRACT THE BEST EMPLOYEES
In the rapidly growing IT industry, where processes are getting faster, understanding the qualities candidates should have to meet new challenges becomes crucial. Magda Dziewguć, during the closing debate of Women in IT Day 2023, emphasized the importance of leaders taking a conscious approach to the recruitment process.
“As managers, we must understand what people truly want to do instead of constantly imposing requirements,” stated Dziewguć. “If a person lacks internal motivation, imposing it from the outside will be of little use.”
Dziewguć points out that the key to success is building relationships and having honest conversations with candidates. She emphasizes that it is important for potential employees to also ask questions about what the company can offer them. This two-way communication allows for better alignment of candidates with the company’s needs and the building of teams that will collaborate effectively.
Magda Dziewguć, a mother of three and actively involved in the technology industry for 25 years, also highlights her personal experiences and pride in being Polish. In her opinion, both in professional and private life, understanding and supporting individual needs and motivations are crucial.
The fifth edition of “Women in IT Day 2023” held under the theme “Technology is changing the world before our eyes – be part of this breakthrough!” organized by Future Collars, in cooperation with EWA European Women’s Association and DIGITALEUROPE as part of the Erasmus+ project.
“Women in IT Day 2023” is a free online conference dedicated to women who want to consciously shape their IT career path. It offers eight hours of intensive programming, including lectures, debates, meetings with potential employers, workshops, speed mentoring sessions, and a rich dose of knowledge and inspiration.
The main goal of the event is to support women in the technology sector through education, building relationships, and mentorship. Leaders and experts from the Polish and European IT industry participate, sharing their knowledge and experience.
Future Collars, the main organizer, is an online programming and digital skills school that offers unique teaching methods. It is aimed at both individuals looking to change career paths and enter the IT world and companies seeking effective development programs for their employees.
WOMEN IN IT DAY 2023
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