Monday, February 18, 2019

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: IT Change Practices Feb. 2019

Forward-thinking companies across the industries reinvent IT as the change organization. 

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a common practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crisis, and demands. This is the bureaucracy’s way of meeting the challenges. A digital transformation is achieved via dynamic Strategy-Execution-Change lifecycle management, though it is not all linear steps, but an iterative, ongoing and upgoing change continuum. How to Reboot IT to Get Digital Ready and cultivate the culture of learning and innovating?


 IT Change Practices

Running IT as the Change Engine of the Digital Business Digital is about change. IT is in a unique position because they can oversee the whole organizational processes and they should have the program skills to implement digital transformation successfully. Thus, in forward-looking organizations, IT has become synonymous with the change department. Change Management needs to be the mechanism embedded in the multitude of IT management disciplines, in order to run IT as a change agent.

The New Book “The Change Agent CIO” Introduction Chapter IV The Digital IT Change Practices In forward-looking organizations, IT has become synonymous with the change department. IT is not only the super glue but also a business integrator to weave all important change elements such as people, strategies, processes// procedures, and Information Technology seamlessly, and make people change, process change and technology change sustainable for the long term.

CIOs as the “Change Agent”: Three “Never” Practices to Manage Change Seamlessly
Change is a volatile subject, just like change itself. Compared to the business world decades ago, information is growing exponentially, the digital ecosystem has also become more complex and dynamic. Everything changes continuously by following the laws of evolution, and the rate of change is accelerated. to put simply, change itself changes. Therefore, senior leaders like CIOs need to gain an in-depth understanding of changes, especially at the strategic level, also help to make change principles and develop a set of best & next practices to lead changes seamlessly.

CIOs as “Change Agents” How to Walk the Talk Effortlessly? Forward-thinking companies across the industries reinvent IT as the change organization. However, the best technology can’t ensure victory. Do CIOs have the required mindset and skillset to drive change? Do they have the charisma to get buy-in either from the business or from current IT staff? Can they “walk the talk,” to lead change effortlessly?

Is IT Viewed as an Inhibitor or the Driver of Change We live in a technological world and every day more and more technology affects the way we live and work. Great opportunity, danger, and disruption are around every corner. However, many IT organizations are still perceived by business as a support function, slow to change. Forward-looking CIOs need to ask themselves: Is IT viewed as an inhibitor or the driver of change? What’re the best and next practices to reinvent IT for getting digital ready?

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