Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 6/9/ 2017

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.8 million page views with 3800+ 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” 6/9/2017
  • Is Digital Transformation Every One’s “Cup of Tea”? Digital transformation is a leapfrogging business change. Business will be more successful when they realize that one of their greatest strengths will be their people. One of the biggest challenges facing companies all over the globe is how to create a changing momentum, build and sustain the business competency, thrive with talent abundance, and make collective human progress. Organizations need to set good policies, enforce broad collaborations and encourage positive competitions. Digital leaders should continue to ask themselves: Do we have a clear vision and a comprehensive road map for leading digital transformation? Are we taking a systematic approach to lead forward? Is the organizational hierarchical structure flexible enough to adapt to changes? Do people have the growth mindset to ride above the learning curve? Is digital transformation every one’s “Cup of Tea”?

  • The Digital BoD’s Leadership Inquiries: The Corporate Board plays a crucial directorial role in the modern businesses, it defines governance principles and practices, oversees business strategy, provisions resources, sets business culture tones and makes good policies for talent management. Here is a set of digital BoD’s leadership inquiries.  

  • The Golden Circle of IT Change Management and Digital Transformation  The digital transformation is a long evolutionary journey for organizations large or small today. Now the phenomenon of digital is reaching the inflection point, yet we are entering an even more rapid and extensive period of change. IT plays a crucial role in leading changes as technology is often the disruptive force of digitalization, and the information is the lifeblood of the digital organization. Modern IT has to make a paradigm shift, continue to move up its maturity from a reactive help desk, back-office function into a proactive business partner and innovation engine. As every successful change program or the business transformation should follow the 'Golden Circle' starting with the WHY? (clarify the vision and motivation of the digital journey), then addressing the HOW? (the logical scenario and processes are taken to change) and the WHAT? (the quantitative and qualitative business results) at the ends.

  • Connecting IT and Business without “Lost in Translation”? Due to the exponential growth of information and lightweight digital technologies, IT is gradually becoming engrained into every aspect of business these days. The clear cut divide that used to be there between IT and business in the olden days is vanishing fast; IT is the business, IT-business relationship needs to be shifted from alignment to integration to ensure that the business as a whole is superior to the sum of pieces. And digital transformation is a thorny journey, with complexity, uncertainty, trials, and pitfalls on the way, how to harness communication and enforce collaboration between IT and business without “Lost in Translation.”

  • The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: Leap Innovation via Overcoming Barriers  June 2017 Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. Talking of innovation is not new nowadays, everybody, every organization now is talking about innovation. It's been at or near the top of the business or economics agenda for a long time. However, there’re a lot of confusions about innovation and there is no magic sauce to guarantee its success. Back to basic, innovation is, "intentional novelty bringing sustainable benefit." Innovation management is a thorny journey with ups and downs, how to make a leap of innovation via overcoming those barriers and obstacles?       

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