Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 12/8/ 2016

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.5 million page views with 3300+ 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” 12/8/2016

  • IT Transformation is on the Horizon when It is Designed to Change: Digital means flow - data flow, information flow, and mind flow. Digital organizations have to adapt to the continuous changes and business dynamic in striving to become digital masters. Digital transformation is a natural process and rather effortless to maintain, The bottom line is how well the organization is being influenced by varying business factors such as communication, structure, management methodology or approach. IT transformation is an integrated part of the digital transformation of the business. IT transformation is on the horizon when it is designed to change, from a static support function to an innovative growth engine.

  • Three “IN”gredients of Digital Boards Due to the complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity and volatility of digital age, digitizing the boardroom is inevitable. The directorship in any organization must have the ability to guide, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goal, set the leadership tone to influence business “mindset” and lead changes as well as digital transformation. Here are three digital INgredients to improve boards’ effectiveness and maturity.

  • Collective Insight in Decision Making  Due to complex and change nature of the digital business ecosystem, more often than not, decision-making needs to take collaborative efforts and collective wisdom, brainstorm possible options and make alternative solutions. Decision-making today needs to take a systematic approach, but via nonlinear, collective thinking, the mix of analytics and intuition, and group contribution.

  • Is your IT Organization a Digital Forerunner: Due to the exponential growth of information and disruptive nature of digital technologies, forward-looking organizations across the industrial sectors have high expectation of their IT organizations. It is not sufficient to run a reactive IT to keep the lights on, or a support function to take orders only. Can your IT organization ride above the learning curve, moving faster than the rest of the organization, and become the harbinger of change and a digital forerunner?

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