Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 9/30/ 2016

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The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO”  9/30/2016
  • The New Book “Thinkingare” Chapter 3 Introduction: Hybrid Minds: Slideshare: We live in the digital world with all sorts of hybrid solutions. Organizations today are not limited to the physical buildings, but well mixed with virtual collaborations. Social business is perceived as the future of organizations within the hybrid, networked, and extended modern working environment to empower workforce sharing thoughts and ideas, to engage customers and partners voicing their concerns and feedback, and to encourage broader conversations and interactions with the business ecosystem. Hybrid Thinking is a set of interdisciplinary and integrative thinking processes we will need to solve many of today’s complex problems which require strategic consideration, systems intelligence, innovative approaches, cross-cultural and cross-generational perspectives.


  • Running a Simplified IT is not so Simple: Logically, simplifying the complicated thing is an optimal and smart choice either for running the business or solving a problem. However, it is much easier to say, and hard to do. “Keep it Simple,” is one of the most important management principles and philosophy to run a digital IT, but due to the complex nature of technology and overwhelming information, running a simplified IT is not so simple, even though simplification is the optimal level of sophistication.


  • Talent Management Strategic Practices : “Can you Cast the Brick to Attract Jades” People are always the most invaluable asset to any organization. Talent management and human capital investment are the strategic imperative for companies’ long-term growth. Digital leaders should always ask themselves whether the workplace is healthy enough to attract the best and brightest. If any talent gaps existing, what’re the root causes behind it? Having the right person with the right capability in the right position at the right time is always one of the biggest challenges facing any business. Should you apply one of the famous 36 stratagems to develop strategic talent management practices via asking “ Can you cast the brick to attract Jades”? (Having something useful to attach something precious and extremely valuable) .
  • The Monthly Insight: Change Management to Catalyze Strategy Execution    Sep. 2016 Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change life cycle management. Although Change Management is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and up going change continuum?  
  • Running IT in a Proactive Mode to Earn its Spurs: In today's digital business environment, information is the lifeblood, and technology touches every phase of the business, IT impact is significant - IT is impacting every business unit and is becoming the driver of business change. However, many IT organizations still run in a reactive mode or act as controller only, slow to change. What are the IT leadership disciplines and best practices to rejuvenating IT in a proactive change mode and earn its spurs?
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