Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 7/8/2016

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.3 million page views with 2900+ 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”  7/8/2016
  • Three Pitfalls in Running a Differentiated Digital IT: In the static industrial environment, many IT organizations only focus on the commodity level of services to “keep the lights on.” However, today’s digital business environment is unprecedentedly dynamic, complex and uncertain, the differentiation provided by innovative technology allows companies to reach the "long-tail" customer that previously was impossible or uneconomic. And technologies can push you out of business if you are not agile enough to change your business model or adapt to change timely. Either being different or being irrelevant, what are the pitfalls in running a differentiated digital IT?

  • Running a Digital Ready Talent Management People are always the most invaluable asset in businesses. “Hiring the right person for 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? Furthermore, how do you define “Digital Fit,” and develop the best and next practices of "Digital-Ready" Talent Management?

  • Three Barriers to Change Management: Change is inevitable, and the speed of change is increasing. How capable the business is handling change would directly impact on the business competency. However, there is a high failure rate of Change Management statistically. What are the big barriers and how to craft change as an ongoing capability?

  • Three Insight of Thought Leadership  Leadership comes in all ages, forms, and styles. To put simply, leadership is to bridge, not to divide; leadership is to adapt, not too rigid; Leadership is to innovate, not a status quo; leadership is to move forward, not backward. This is particularly true for digital leadership because leaders today have to navigate through uncharted digital territories and lead toward a hyperconnected digital reality. Leadership effectiveness is less about controlling via command and status quo, more about influence via mind connecting and heart touching. What is further insight about Thought Leadership?

  • The Trends of Digital Innovation: Innovation takes a cycle of observing- questioning-connecting-networking-experimenting. From the management perspective, innovation is how to transform novel ideas to achieve its business value. Due to the hyper-complexity of modern business, innovation is essentially about reducing the unnecessary business complexity to tackle the complexities of business dynamic. Here are a series of blogs to brainstorm the digital trends of innovation.
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