Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 7/13/2017

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  The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 7/13/2017
  • CIOs as “Chief Insight Officer”: Three Dimensional IT Maturity We live in an information and technology world and every day more and more technology affects the way we live, think, and work. The overwhelming information is permeating into everywhere of the business, IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage. Therefore, the digital IT leaders today must move away from being a pure IT manager, and to become a trustful business partner as well as an insightful business strategist, to help their organizations t"playing to win" not just trying not to lose, and to run IT with high maturity.

  • Digital Board’s Digital Leadership Inquiries At today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic, organizations face both unprecedented opportunities to grow and hyper-competition or great risks to survive. Corporate board as the top directorial role plays a significant role in business advising, leadership exemplarity, policy setting, performance monitoring, and governance practices. Board directors as top decision makers require multidimensional thinking and bring different viewpoints to improve business effectiveness and maturity.

  • Three Views to Gain Deep Understanding about the Digital Organization Digitalization implies the full-scale changes in the way the business is conducted, so adopting new digital technologies only is not sufficient. Digital organizations have to keep information flow, adapt to the continuous changes and business dynamic in thriving as the digital master. An organization achieves this state of equilibrium through its leadership effectiveness and management capacity. Here are three views to gain a deep understanding of the digital organization as well as how to unleash its full potential.

  • The Creativity Credos: Creativity is an innate ability to generate novel ideas. If in the past the creativity was considered as a rare phenomenon and mysterious, it is now thought that, although with different gradation, is the heritage of all individuals, even some present more creative traits than others. It is the ability that can be developed. Therefore, it is important to create conditions so that the creative potential can manifest.

Hyperconnectivity as the “Nature” of Digital Businesses Hyperconnectivity is one of the most critical characteristics of the digital business. Digital organizations arise when the scale of the interrelations, interactions, or interrelational interactions brings the new cycle of the business growth, information flow, innovation, and maturity. The digital organization is a living thing, it cannot be taken apart. As you cannot understand a cell, a living thing if you isolate it from its context. It is a cohesive whole. ?

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