Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 2/12/2016

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.3 million page views with 2500+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO”  2/12/2016
  • Three Aspects of Managing Digital Business Continuum  The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. Business agility is imperative to meet the demands of rapidly evolving digital consumer behaviors and dynamic business ecosystem. Therefore, digital leaders need to more proactively rethink the art and science of business management, from learning to doing, from design  to delivery, from talent management to customer satisfaction; here are three aspects of managing such a digital continuum.

  • Five Pitfalls to Fail IT:  IT plays a more significant role in leading changes and driving innovation in the organization than ever because information is pervasive, permeating into everywhere in a contemporary business, and the speed of change is increasing rapidly nowadays. IT is also a critical element in improving business agility to adapt to changes. However, it doesn’t mean it's an easy job to run a high-performing IT organization. What are the pitfalls to fail IT, and how to overcome them in running a high mature digital IT?

  • Three Big “Where”s in Change Management: Change comes in two forms; good change (improvement) or bad change (deterioration). The good change can drive business growth and collective progress; the bad change will deteriorate the business development, lead to negative perspectives or backward direction. And the purpose of Change Management is to enable and accelerate good change, discourage and eliminate bad changes. Change has to be orchestrated at all levels. Besides exploring WHY, WHAT, WHEN, WHO questions about changes, here is the last “W” -Where shall you change?

  • How do you Define Quality Data: Corporate IT is the steward of the business information system. And information System (IS) is "a system" that deals with Information Management: collecting, storing, processing data and delivering information, knowledge, and digital products. Too many businesses are data rich, information poor, and insight scarce. Or they spend so much time and energy collecting data for that "just in case" scenario. Information Management quality means quality data, quality management, and quality measurement. What are further perspectives about Data Quality?

  • To Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Monkey: Leadership Lessons from the Animal Kingdom People often analogize human society to the animal kingdom, indeed, it’s vivid: In the old ancient time, perhaps dinosaurs or  dragons controlled the world; in the primitive rainforest or chaotic hidden mountains, roaring lions or crunching tigers are in charge based on their muscle power; foxes & wolves manipulate the surroundings due to their  trickery deception. But, in a benign and friendly animal kingdom, often, the monkey is emerged as the leader to harmonize and enlighten their world from the darkness, because of their intelligence and ingenuity. In the human society, we are moving from the “command-control” style of leadership dominated in the agricultural and industrial society to more innovative and intelligent leadership styles in the digital age. So what can we learn from the spirit of the animal at the lunar New Year of the Monkey?

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