Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Transform IT from Change Laggard to Change Leader June 2019

Contemporary CIOs should be capable of evolving leadership skills to not only match the pace with changes in technology but also proactively drive digital transformation.

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?


 Transform IT from Change Laggard to Change Leader 

Transforming IT via Multiplying, Intensifying, and Maximizing Digital IT is a paradigm shift in role, responsibility, attitude, and aptitude. There are so many things IT can help the business accomplish, but there are also many obstacles IT has to overcome. Forward-looking IT organizations experiment with different management approaches and problem-solving disciplines to transform IT via multiplying, intensifying, and maximizing.

Shaping IT Competency to Drive Digital Transformation Digital businesses are becoming complex and uncertain. Technologies nowadays are the disruptive forces behind digital disruptions, and information is one of the most invaluable assets of modern businesses. Organizations across industrial sectors rely more and more on information and technology. Thus, from a strategic perspective, to survive and thrive, it’s not sufficient to run IT as a commodity service provider, IT is the value-added business partner that makes the company different and achieve more. IT organization has more to offer but also has more obstacles to overcome. How to shape IT competency and improve IT performance and maturity.

Shaping IT from a Change Laggard to Digital Trendsetter Traditional IT organizations are often inside-out operation-driven, mechanical and monolithic, it’s perceived by business as a controller and change laggard. Because in many cases, the business continues to evolve faster in grasping the market share and winning new customers, but sometimes failed due to lack of real-time information to capture business foresight and customer insight. With the exponential growth of information and often technology-led disruptions, IT has evolved significantly in running the business today, IT also faces an unprecedented opportunity to refine its reputation from a change laggard to the trendsetter of the digital organization.

Three Practices to Fortify IT TransformationDue to rapid change, fierce competitions, and continuous disruptions often led by technologies, IT can no longer feel like it has a monopoly on delivering solutions to the business. With vendors now offering cost-effective on-demand model IT services or solutions that business can utilize directly with almost no IT support, IT should feel competitive pressure to reinvent itself as a business differentiator. In practice though, there is the gap between the aspirations of what IT could do to the business versus what the current IT “mentality” and capacity within the respective IT department is capable of providing and enabling. What are the best or next practices to fortify IT transformation?

The New Book "The Change Agent CIO: The CIO's Dynamic Role of Leading Digital Transformation" Introduction Information technology is like the growth engine of the company, CIOs are accountable for the critical part of the business that is constantly changing and evolving. Contemporary CIOs should be capable of evolving leadership skills to not only match the pace with changes in technology and the pace at which an organization can effectively manage these changes but also proactively drive digital transformation based on their vision, passion, and leadership practices. Slideshare Presentation

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