Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 10/18/2018

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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 "Digital Master” book series includes 25 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to the businesses and society. 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. 

Five Roadblocks Enlarge Innovation Gaps In the rapidly evolving businesses and economic systems, innovation in the digital era is coming at seemly much faster pace, it is critical for firms' survival and thriving. Innovation management also becomes very complex, actually many think that digitalization enlarges thinking and innovation gaps because different individuals, functions, and organizations evolve change and ride learning curve with varying speed. Nowadays, innovation is perhaps the only way of applying creativity systematically in real life and running the business to win over competitions. Here are five roadblocks enlarge innovation gaps.

The Digital Board’s Balanced Scoreboard
Due to the “VUCA” digital new normal, the directorship in any organization must have the ability to inspire, guide, motivate, and innovate. The boards need to keep adapting to changes by the boardroom refreshment and taking advantage of effective tools to improve the board effectiveness. A well-balanced scorecard measuring key strategic performance indicators such as the business finance health and performance, process effectiveness and efficiency, innovation and learning capacity of the company, and customer satisfaction, etc, can provide board directors both information-based stories and holistic pictures for improving digital fluency and directorship influence and maturity.

The CIO’s Three “How”s to Lead Digitalization Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business both horizontally and vertically. Embracing digital is inevitable as that is now part of the reality. With the exponential growth of information and technology-led disruptions, IT becomes the decisive success factor for the business’s long-term perspective. CIOs as IT leaders should reinvent IT as the change agent, ride above the change curve ahead of the other parts of the company. Here are the CIO’s three “HOW”s to drive changes and lead digitalization.

The Monthly “Digital Fit” Book Tuning: The Creativity Fitness Oct. 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. But what are digital organizational traits, how to define digital fit and take a structural approach for digitalization?

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: The Multifaceted Digital CIO Oct. 2018
Compare 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 on the digital CIO’s dynamic role.

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