Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 3/16/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with 4500+ 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.

Digital Performance Management as an Iterative Management Continuum Enterprise Performance Management is a multidisciplinary management system to run numbers in context, leverage data to tell stories. The ultimate goal of performance management is to implement business strategy effectively through well defining the right set of measures at both strategic and tactical level. Without measurements, it can be hard to tell whether attempted improvements achieve the expected results or not. The whole issue is to have a starting point and the performance metrics that come first at a strategic level are doing the job well for achieving the defined goals. With increasing pace of changes and dynamic business planning, digital performance management is not composed of some linear steps, but an iterative management continuum.

The “Futuristic” Digital Board When we jump into the digital future of “VUCA” new normal –Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, the digital leadership today must be able to steer the organization in the right direction. Corporate boards today mostly composed of seasoned business executives are no longer just the controller to ensure business compliance, they should have a clear business vision to predict emerging trends in the business, technology or industry. So, they can guide the executive team in the right direction and play the management advising role effortlessly. To discuss further: What is the profile of the “futuristic” digital boards, what’s the business insight those boards can offer and what are the great benefits they can provide for the business’s long-term prosperity?

IT Maturity Curve: How Deep Could it Be? IT touches both hard business processes and soft human behavior. Information is permeating to every corner of the organization; digital technologies bring an unprecedented level of convenience and the giant tide of changes. IT maturity is proportional to the business maturity. However, the majority of IT organizations still run in the reactive mode, keep the lights on, take the order, and get stuck at the lower level of maturity. Every foresightful IT leader needs to ask themselves: IT maturity curve - how deep could it be? Functioning, firm or delight, which level of digital maturity has your IT organizations reached?

The Popular Change Quotes of “Digital Master” Series 1 2018? "Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (22+ books) is to perceive the multifaceted impact digital is making to the business and our society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the digital journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” Here is the set of popular quotes about change and change management.

The Monthly “Digital Master” Book Tuning: From Taking Linear Steps to Managing Iterative Digital Continuum Mar, 2018 Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today.

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