Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 6/15/2017

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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” 6/15/2017
  • Digital CIO’s Multi-Step IT Management Scenario?: Due to the changing nature of technology, and abundance of information, IT has to be reinvented to the growth engine of the business, and Information Technology should be seen by any business as a “digital transformer.” The IT leadership role also continues to be reimagined, refined, refreshed and reenergized. What is the best scenario for digital CIOs to amplify leadership influence and improve IT management effectiveness and efficiency?

  • The Digital Board’s Composition and Leadership Inquiries The corporate board plays a critical leadership role in strategy oversight, business performance monitoring, leadership advising, and governance practices. The question is whether there are enough people with the proficient skills and expertise to do the job in the heat of today’s boardroom facing business uncertainty, rapid changes, continuous digital disruption, and unprecedented competitions. How should BoDs get an in-depth understanding of their role and responsibility while the business change is accelerated across the business scope and knowledge life cycle is shortened significantly? Here is a set of digital board’s composition and leadership inquiries.

  • The New Book "Digital Capability - Building Lego-Like Capability Into Business Competency" Preview We are experiencing the major societal TRANSFORMATION from the industrial machine age to the information/knowledge /insight/ digital era. Digitalization implies the full-scale changes in the way business is conducted so that it’s a multi-dimensional planning and orchestration. Although living in the digital sea, you have to change with the "tide," you also have to follow the well-defined principles which would guide you in decisions and how you relate to others, with which speed can you swim in the uncharted water, what capabilities help you survive and thrive, and how to laser focus on the destination without getting lost. These changes and transformations are reshaping our thinking and recasting the way we view ourselves, the systems of which we are the part, the environments in which we live. Organizations have to transform the underlying functions, processes and build a unique set of digital capabilities to develop the core business competency in order to adjust to the digital speed.

  • Digital Innovation Credos Digital is the age of innovation. Digital innovation has a broader spectrum with hybrid nature, it is the incremental improvement- radical innovation continuum. To improve innovation success rate, organizations should follow the digital principles, fine-tune processes, identify innovation leaders and champions, understand innovation paradoxes, and well-set innovation measurement. Here is a set of digital innovation credos    

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