Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 5/3/2018

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 4600+ 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 of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

The Digital Readiness of Organizations We are in a time of tremendous change, the dawn of digital age, the path to next level of digital maturity, also in the era of confusion and information overload. Most organizations have the mix of old and new, physical and virtual, order and chaos, the old way and the new way to do things, etc. Therefore, evaluating the digital readiness of the business is important to allow room for adjustments and keeping the organization dynamic and informative, in order to manage a high mature business.

The Digital Board’s Digital Inquiries Digital era is hyperconnected, volatile, complex, uncertain and ambiguous. It is the digital paradigm shift. Adopting a different paradigm is like changing the glasses and new possibilities might emerge. The corporate board plays an important role in overseeing digital strategy, advising executive teams and monitoring performance. To run a high performance and high mature digital organization, it is important to bridge the multitude of leadership and management gaps and creating the momentum for speeding up changes. Here is a set of the digital board’s digital inquiries.

The CIO’s Tough Choices for Running High-Performance Digital IT Contemporary leaders in modern businesses have to make many tough choices in the growth-maturity journey, either making decisions in strategic planning, talent management or innovation exploring. Forward-looking organizations are at the tipping point to see IT as an asset, capital, and source of competitive advantage. Still, there are quite a lot of tough choices CIOs have to make in order to reinvent IT brand and run high-performance digital organization.

Systems Thinking vs. Inclusiveness
Systems Thinking is a discipline for seeing whole and understanding the relationship between the parts and the whole. The relationship is everything. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than isolated things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static “snapshots,” to perceive diversity in unity. In management practice, Systems Thinking advocates inclusiveness; and inclusiveness enforces Systems Thinking.

The Monthly Insight of “Digital Quality” Apr. 2018 Organizational excellence is achieved via delivering qualified products or services and continuously improving business performance. Quality is defined by a number of factors such as efficiency, effectiveness, flexibility, innovation, or maturity, as a degree of quality is in everything people do and experience. How to fill quality gaps to improve digital performance, unleash digital potential and move up the next level of maturity?

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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