Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 5/13/2016

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The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO”  5/13/2016
  • Information Management as a Thresholding Competency of Digital IT: Nowadays information is the lifeblood of the organization, all forward-looking organizations claim they are in the information management business. Managing information and the information position of an organization is what ought to be called Information Management. Information Management is to make sure that the right information is in the right place at the right time and shared to the right persons for making the right decisions. IT is often the information steward of the business, and information management is a thresholding competency for running a digital organization.

  • Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Digital Attitude: The simplest definition of 'attitude' would be one's "settled mode of thinking." Attitude manifests itself through one's behavior. It can be changed for sure only if one is willing to accept and give 100 percent to changing oneself. Both aptitude and attitude are important for high achievement. Which questions should you ask to assess a person’s attitude?

  • Five Capability Blocks to Build Digital Competency People are always the most invaluable asset in any organizations. The forward-thinking digital organizations these days look for such hybrid talent, who has the digital fit mindset, the right balance of learning style, character and energy within the team; and who has well set of capabilities needed with digital speed. Due to the changing nature of technology and accelerating speed of business changes, among the most pervasive and persistent concerns from IT leaders are skills gaps, the complaints include that people do not have the right competencies, they can’t find the right skills to fill the positions, etc. Is IT skills gap fact or fiction? What are the most important capabilities for digital professionals to survive and thrive in today’s fast-changing business dynamic?

  • Three Traits in Innovative Leadership Creativity is the most wanted skill for digital professionals today, and innovative leadership is also in strong demand to bridge cognitive gaps, amplify collective creativity, inspire the culture of learning, and accelerate digital transformation. What are the top traits in innovative leadership, and how to cultivate more world-class innovative leaders?

  • Talent Management Monthly Brief: See Through Talent from Different Angles VIII May. 2016: People are always the most invaluable asset in businesses. “Hiring the right person to the right position at the right time,” is the mantra of many forward-thinking organizations. The question is how would you define the right people? How do you define wrong, average, mediocre, good, great or extraordinary person? Or put simply, for what should they be right? Traditional Performance Management focusing on measuring what an employee does (mainly being told to do) in a quantitative way is not sufficient to identify high performance or high potential, should we see through talent from different angles?

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