Friday, December 25, 2015

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 12/25/2015 to Celebrate Holidays

Holidays is not just the time to open the gift, but also the time to open the mind.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.2 million page views with 2300+ 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 of the “Future of CIO” blog - to celebrate the holiday season.

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” Blog 12/25/2015
  • Digital Master Holiday Intense-Tuning: The Future of Digital Organization:  It is almost the end of the year, many start to read their tea leaf or crystal balls, what is the future trend of technology and business? Digitalization now opens the new chapter of innovation, it connects silos across walls, seas, mountains, and the planet, as the notion of “digitalization” is now affecting all aspects of business operations from within and around business ecosystem, woven into the DNA of business, to customer engagement, business models and processes, and no industry is exempt. It also raises questions about leadership, strategy, culture, talent management and almost everything else. So How to run a high-effective and high-mature digital organization with the very nature of digital “persona” and amplified digital influence? From an organizational development perspective, what would be the digital dimensions to harness its unique strength and styles? And how to find tune a digital master in the upcoming new year?

  • Three “Rigidities” to Avoid in Innovation Management  Innovations at the digital era are coming at seemingly much fast space, more changes and more potential disruptions, and therefore, innovation management also becomes more complex and dynamic, so what are the potential barriers to stop people from being creative, and how to manage innovation more effectively?

  • Three Questions to Assess an Employee’s "Digital Fitness": Digital workforce is multigenerational, multicultural, multitasking and multi-devicing; digital workplace is more flexible and productive, propelled by technology to affect where we work, how we work and at what time we choose to work. However, it doesn’t mean you are perfectly fit in because you can play the latest digital gadgets, or you are an active user at multiple social platforms. So how to assess an employee’s digital fitness via inquiries?

  • Synthesizing Leadership: Digital is about changes, closer to reality is that 'change' is continuously happening in such a dynamic environment of a company. The desires of stakeholders, clients and employees are evolving naturally, not to mention that many of organizations today are facing a more radical digital transformation, and some of them are at the inflection point to radical digital. Businesses need to recognize the change and help leaders meet the challenge via business savviness and agility. Improvisation, fact finding, analysis and synthesis, trial and error, all are necessary ingredients of leadership. In particular, synthesis becomes an important element in digital leadership due to the "VUCA" characteristics of digital, Here are three perspectives of synthesizing leadership.

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