Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 9/7/2018

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 5000+ 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 CIO as “Chief Innovation Officer”: Explore Digital Innovation Internally The emerging digital era opens the new chapter of innovation, Innovation is an exploration, production, adoption, assimilation, exploration, and exploitation of value-added novelty in business, economic and social spheres. Digital organizations starve for creativity and relentlessly pursue innovation. Innovation is a journey and is therefore not possible to pre-describe how it will work out. Organizations need to take a structural approach to manage digital innovation. Here are five aspects of how organizations can explore digital innovation internally.

Three Aspects of Digital Management Precision? Digital management is responsible for designing, enabling, and enforcing a collaborative, innovative, intelligent, and inclusive working environment for engaging employees, delighting customers, unlocking business performance, and improve overall organizational quality and maturity. Quality management ensures that an organization, product or service is consistent, and business competency is cohesive. Digital precision is one of the most important characteristics of digital quality. Here are three aspects of digital management precision.

Digitizing the Boardroom with Three “I”s
The digital Board is responsible for ensuring an appropriate mix of skills, knowledge, and experience are present or available for it to fulfill its functions. Developing a contemporary digital board is not only about filling with cool-headed, high-professional and high-intelligent BoDs, but also about making good policies, advocating changes, and monitoring the progress to ensure they are leading the business in the right direction. Here is three “I”s to digitize the boardroom

The Emerging Trends as Digital Shaper In the world where change is significantly speeding up, organizations large or small are jumping into the digital future of “VUCA” new normal –volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Business leaders couldn’t predict the future with a certain degree of accuracy. The business strategy can no longer stay static, and the business goals can no longer be well framed in advance. The emergent trends can shape the behavior of future enterprises and some have been happening already. How can digital leaders predict those trends, proactively influence changes and gain the long-term business advantages?

The CIO as the Digital Modernist The modernist is a believer in or supporter of modernism, especially in the arts. Information & technology is both art and science. The digital modernist CIO is an advocate to catalyze change and lead digitalization. Many perceive engineering as an art because it involves creative thinking, personalized observation and judgment, design thinking, intuition, and innovation. To unleash the digital potential of the business, organizations need to understand that IT is not just technical or scientific, but also artistic and delightful.

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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