Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 12/21/2017

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with 4300+ 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.

How can CIOs Set up a prioritization process to survive and thrive from the whirlwind of daily busyness? Business transformation or change initiatives today nearly always involve some form of information and technology. IT should be seen by any business as a digital transformer and focus on setting principles and developing the next practices for improving business effectiveness, efficiency, and performance. If CIOs are going to prepare for the paradigm shift, IT has to create some capacity to make changes, manage a balanced “Run, Grow, and Transform” portfolio. CIOs must act as the “Chief Improvement Officer,” set up a prioritization process to survive and thrive from the whirlwind of daily busyness.

The “Sense and Sensitivity” of the Digital BoDs Digitalization is driving unpredictability, demanding a more rapid deployment that can quickly adapt to the changes and adjust to the new business dynamic. Digital boards as the directorship role are like the steering wheel of their company, leading the business toward the uncharted water and blurred territories for reaching the ultimate digital destination. Digital BoDs can sense the opportunities, but also be sensitive to the perils on the way. Here are three pairs of “sense and sensitivity” in the digital boardroom.

How to Tap the Digital Power to Re-imagine the “Art of Possible” Enterprises of the future are increasingly exhibiting “VUCA” digital characteristics in various shades and intensity. Businesses are looking for new innovative methods and next practices for management of complexity, products/service delivery, quality improvement, capacity construction, and competency building, etc. Forward-looking organizations are tapping the power of digital to reimagine the “art of possible” and reach the next level of business maturity.

Three Clarity to Excel CIO Digital Leadership Effectiveness The disruption of IT will continue. IT matters not only because it’s pervasive, more about it continues to advance, and it’s the nature of the "constructive disruption.” Embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of the reality. IT needs to become the game changer for the business. Thus, the CIO role also continues to be shaken up, refined, reinvented and reenergized. CIOs have to both walk the talk and talk the walk, master learning, change, and innovation. Here are three clarities to excel the CIO digital leadership effectiveness.

The Book “Digital Rules: Setting Guidelines to Explore Digital New Normal” Quote Collection I
The purpose of “100 Digital Rules: Setting Guidelines to Explore Digital New Normal “ is to establish digital principles and update business policies that can be applied holistically and guide the digital transformation systematically. Digital rules are based on a set of fundamental beliefs behind the methodologies and they help to shape mindsets behind behaviors. Digital rules encourage mindfulness, authenticity, creativity, inclusiveness, and discourage static thinking, silo, and bureaucracy, help to accelerate collective human progress.

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