Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence

Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence

Eugene Kaluzniacky (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 290
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-198-8
ISBN13: 9781591401988|ISBN10: 1591401984|EISBN13: 9781591401995
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There have arisen, in various settings, unmistakable calls for involvement of psychological factors in IT work, notably in development and deployment of information systems. Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work: An Orientation to Emotional Intelligence pulls together areas of existing involvement, to suggest yet new areas and to present an initial, and coherent vision and framework for, essentially, extending and humanizing the sphere of IT work. It may be indeed noteworthy that, while the Industrial Revolution may have moved the human person into intellectual predominance, the IT Revolution, with its recent calls for addressing and involving the whole person, may indeed be initiating a re-centering of the human being in his/her essential core, giving rise to new consciousness, new vision and new, empowering experiences.

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Although all decisions are about facts, we mediate them through our feelings. In periods of rapid change we rely much less on facts and more on our intuitions and experience. The uncertainty associated with Information Systems (IS) means that the corner-stone for success of IS professionals depends on their feelings-based abilities to work with people. With this book Eugene Kaluzniacky has filled a gap in the book-shelf of those who would wish to become successful developers of IS projects.

– Cathal Brugha, Senior Faculty Member, Management Information Systems, Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland and President, Management Science Society of Ireland

Eugene Kaluzniacky's new book, Managing Psychological Factors in Information Systems Work', presents IM/IT workers with both an orientation to "emotional intelligence" and a helpful agenda for the stressed employee to achieve deep, "personal re-engineering". Kaluzniacky also warns of an imminent "burnout epidemic" which the IM/IT profession may be facing. His book is a practical guide to help IM/IT workers face this "psychological ultimatum" and should be required reading for anyone who requires a new self-awareness, and new insights to help deal with the everyday pressures of the workplace."

– Paul Hession, CIO, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Eugene Kaluzniacky received his M.Sc. in Computer Science/Management Science from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. Currently he is an Instructor in the Department of Applied Computer Science and Administrative Studies at the University of Winnipeg in Canada. He is also a member of the Association for Psychological Type and the Information Resources Management Association, and has completed training in the Myers-Briggs Personality System. Eugene has a varied academic and professional background that comprises mathematics, statistics, computer science, management science, accounting, information systems, personality psychology, wholistic health, spiritual development and education. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate (M.Sc and M.B.A.) university levels as well as at the Continuing Education level for IS professionals, where he was nominated for a best teacher award.
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