SFIA: The Role of Autonomy in Process Adoption

I was recently involved in an organizational skills assessment where we assessed approximately 300 IT staff using the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). We used SFIA to identify the skills present and the levels of responsibility at which individuals were operating. SFIA uses 7 levels of responsibility, with each level being represented in terms of autonomy, influence, complexity and business skills. We would generally expect each of the 4 components to be at the same level, but what was interesting is that almost 20 percent of the staff had a level of autonomy that was lower than the other 3 components. If individuals were operating at SFIA level 5 for influence, complexity and business skills, their autonomy level was at level 4.

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Source: isaca.org