The 6-Initiate/influence skill description is provided for the person level arena (pico) (context, situation) in the operations realm. It addresses autonomy, influence, complexity and social skills. The skills for Monitoring & Evaluation and Change are also social skills.
For the micro, meso and macro social levels, it is concisely described which typical limitations are implied for persons having civic participation skills at level 6-Initiate/influence.
|Change (Social)||Absorbs complex technical information and communicates effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences. Takes the initiative to keep both own and subordinate's skills up to date and to maintain an awareness of developments in the IT industry.
|Monitoring&Evaluation (Social)||Assesses and evaluates risks. Understands the implications of new technologies.
|Operations||Autonomy: Has defined authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects. Establishes organisation objectives and delegates responsibilities. Is accountable for actions and decisions taken by self and subordinates.
Influence: Influences policy formation on the contribution of own specialism to business objectives. Influences a significant part of own organisation and influences relations (in industry or government) at senior management level. Makes decisions which impact the work of employing organisations, achievement of organisational objectives and financial performance. Develops high-level relationships with customers, suppliers and industry-leaders.
Complexity: Performs highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects. Contributes to the formulation of IT strategy. Creatively applies a wide range of technical and/or management principles.
Social skills: Demonstrates clear leadership and the ability to influence and persuade. Has a broad understanding of all aspects of IT and deep understanding of own specialism(s). Understands and communicates the role and impact of IT in the employing organisation and promotes compliance with relevant legislation.