Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 8/3/2018

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 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.

Develop Digital Literacy Across the Enterprise With evolutionary digital technologies and overwhelming growth of information, digital literacy is the ability to effectively navigate, create, and evaluate information by leveraging a range of digital technologies for gaining business insight and making leadership influence. From the management perspective, it is strategic imperative to develop digital literacy across the enterprise, and know how to amplify the multitude of digital effects for making the seamless digital paradigm shift.

Five Digital Themes of High Mature Digital Organization
With increasing speed of changes and exponential growth of information, today’s companies need to be organized in running with quantum speed. It means that the organizations have to embed digital across the organization, expand to every dimension of the company, to emphasize communication, participation, relationships, and realize that they have to renew themselves periodically to cope with change effectively. Here are the five digital themes of the high mature digital organization.

Can BoDs bring The Pairs of Fresh Eyes to the Boardroom
Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity, and velocity of the digital era, organizations no matter large or small, all face the unprecedented change and constant disruptions. The purpose of the board of directors is to direct the organization in the right direction and monitor its performance. The directorship in any organization becomes more critical and challenging for guiding the business through the uncharted water.

The Digital CIO’s Self-Reflection to Thrive as the Great Leader? Change is the new normal with rapid pace, information is growing overwhelmingly, and complexity has increased exponentially. IT plays a critical role in leading change, driving innovation, and running a high-performance digital business today. The digital CIO is not a static management position, but a dynamic leadership role. The success of IT leadership has to do with the definitions or scope of the role that the CIO is playing. Digital CIOs should make an objective assessment of their work, and do some self-reflection on who they are as the leader and how they can lead IT organization forward successfully for the long run.

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: CIOs as “Chief Instrument Officer” Aug. 2018 Comparing to the other executive positions, the CIO role continues to be shaken up, refined, reinvented and reenergized. The magic “I” of the CIO title sparks many imaginations and modern CIOs need to wear different hats and play multiple roles. Here are a set of blogs to brainstorm CIOs as “Chief Instrument Officer.”

The Popular Quotes about “Creativity & Innovation” in “Digital Master” Book Series “Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (23+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, advises on how to run a digital IT organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide the insight about Change Management. It also instructs the digital workforce on how to shape game-changing digital mindset and build the right set of digital capabilities to compete for the future. Here is a set of popular quotes about “CREATIVITY” in “Digital Master” book series.

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