Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 11/17/2017

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with 4200+ 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.

  • Three Stages to Reach IT Maturity Digital transformation is inevitable, the outlines of the fully digitalized world have long been sketched, now the phenomenon of digital is reaching the inflection point, yet we are now entering an even more rapid and extensive period of change, leading organizations have shifted from “Doing Digital” to “Being Digital.” IT plays a critical role in the digital paradigm shift. To improve its maturity, IT has to reinvent itself, and top business leaders need to reimagine how to leverage information & technology to build differentiated business competency and reach the next stage of IT maturity.

  • The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: Board Directors as Digital Practitioners Nov. 2017 Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses toward the right direction and achieve expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must have the agility to adapt to changes and be able to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals

  • Flexible Problem-Solving Fundamentally, every work is to deal with problems big or small both from long-term perspectives or on the daily basis. Problems become more complex in today’s changing dynamic and "VUCA" digital new normal. Problem-solving is a critical skill for both life and the business. There is no magic formula for problem-solving nowadays, individuals or businesses must take their own unique approach, be flexible, be learning agile, and develop their own problem-solving methodologies and practices.

  • Digital IT Leadership Checklist? CIO is one of the most sophisticated leadership roles in modern organizations. Compare to other executive positions, the CIO position has a shorter history, but a more dynamic role to play due to the fast growth of information and disruptive nature of technology. There is now a greater need for a CIO to understand business drivers and equip themselves with digital mindsets, co-develop business strategy, make a comprehensive IT leadership checklist, and stretch out in different dimensional for making necessary role shift to get digital ready.

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes the time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.


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