Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 7/13/2018

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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2.5 million page views with 4800+ 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.

Running IT as a Systematic Problem-Solver? With overwhelming growth of information and fierce competitions, IT becomes the decisive factor for the business’s long-term success. Fundamentally, running a business is an iterative problem-solving continuum. Nowadays, Information Management is not just about information or process, but a systematic management discipline for problem-solving. Organizations today have to aggressively leverage digital technologies, platforms, and tools as the enabler of communication, collaboration, social interaction, and brainstorming, for proactively engaging in problem-solving.

The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning: The Game-Changing Board July 2018 Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses in 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 build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals. Here is a set of Digital Board director’s personas.

The Digital Communication Framework with Three Vertices Communication is key to improve leadership effectiveness and modern management effectiveness. Great communicators are working to spread their messages throughout the organization in a diverse set of activities with mixed communication styles, and sometimes, they have to be fluent in multiple business dialects, with contextual intelligence; and keep communication flow with clarity and verification. Often, communication gaps caused by cognitive difference, ambiguous process or management bottleneck stifle changes and block creativity. At both strategic and operational level, how to apply the digital communication framework with three vertices to improve business communication transparency and effectiveness?

CIOs as “Chief Insight Officer”: How to Peel Through IT Digital Maturity from Different Angles? Technology is pervasive and information is permeating into almost every corner of the business. Business initiatives today nearly always involve some form of technology implementation or information refinement. What we are seeing now is the further extension of these earlier phases of computing. We have more computing power, hyper-connectivity, abundant data, greater potential empowerment of the knowledge workforce, etc. Thus we need to brainstorm the better way to lead and manage. Many think the new way of running the business is the management through Information Technological lens; leading organizations across the industrial sectors claim they are in the information management business. To improve long-term business competency, how can CIOs peel through IT digital maturity from different angles?

The Digital CIO’s “Just-In-Time” IT Management Approach Nowadays, information is growing exponentially and technology changes so quickly. CIOs should be clear on what needs to achieve in terms of top line, bottom line, and working in tandem with other departments to achieve IT goals. For adapting to the increasing pace of changes and continuous disruptions, digital CIOs should practice intrapreneur leadership, leverage just-in-time IT management discipline to run IT as the business and reinvent their organizations to get digital ready.
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