Computer and Information Systems Managers

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Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and Information Systems Managers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, computer and information systems managers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a high level of social interaction. They work with technicians, programmers, and other office workers.
  • Are responsible for training workers and overseeing the performance of those workers.
  • Are somewhat responsible for the safety of the workers they supervise and the public who uses the information provided on networked computers.
  • Write letters and memos often.
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  • Communicate with coworkers daily by telephone, e-mail, and in person.
  • Work as part of a group. This is very important because they supervise people.
  • Are sometimes placed in conflict situations in which others may be unpleasant to interact with.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Always work indoors.
  • May occasionally share work space with others.

Work Performance

  • Are accurate in performing their job. This is very important. Errors could cost the organization money or could cause the organization to lose valuable data.
  • Must repeat the same physical and mental tasks. This is somewhat important when working at the computer.
  • Make decisions often that affect the people they supervise and impact the outcome of projects.
  • Rarely consult a supervisor before making a decision or setting priorities.
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  • Must meet daily and weekly deadlines. This may make the work environment somewhat competitive.


  • Work more than 40 hours per week.
  • Work a regular business week.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.