There has been a recent call for information professionals to possess work skills that span many disciplines. Skyme & Earl(1989) mapped out the characteristics of the business worker and saw technical, business, organisational and personal skills as being important. Organisations are devolving in span of operations and downsizing in personnel levels. Technology is under constant change and information professionals are being asked to cope with the need to develop differing skill sets. Against this scenario our survey mapped the organisational skill sets of the information systems, information services and managerial professional within a range of commercial and academic areas. The results of this survey showed that of the eleven organisational skill sets studied only one, being actively involved with information users, showed a significant difference (ANOVA) between the three groupings.
Stein, Andrew; Bull, Helen; and Burgess, Stephen, "Organisational Skill Sets For the Information Professional" (1995). AMCIS 1995 Proceedings. 131.