Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Running Evolving IT Aug. 2019

 IT is being elevated to the “light power” of the business for identifying business opportunities and obstacles, navigating changes, and climbing the learning curve ahead of the rest of the 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 life cycle 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?      

 Running Evolving IT 

Strategize, Maximize, and Customize IT Organizations rely more and more on information and technology; the IT department touches both hard business processes and soft human behaviors, it plays a crucial role in enabling strategy implementation and making a leap of the digital transformation. CIOs has to genuinely position IT as an integral and inseparable part of the business, develop IT that is flexible to accommodate rapidly changing business environment and reinvent IT as the trustful business partner by strategizing, maximizing, and customizing.

Running Creative, Persuasive, and Logical IT Digital transformation represents a break from the past and presents a high level of impact and complexity. With the exponential growth of information and often technology-led digital disruptions, IT is being elevated to the “light power” of the business for identifying business opportunities and obstacles, navigating changes, and climbing the learning curve ahead of the rest of the organization. In reality, IT organizations have come a long way from being purely technical specialists to being critical strategic partners for leading business growth and transformation. In fact, it is at the tipping point that top performing companies see IT as an asset, capital, innovation catalyzer and source of business competitive advantage. It’s a strategic imperative for CIOs to run creative, persuasive and logical IT organizations.

Running an Evolving IT via Consumerization, Contextualization, and Confluence
In today’s digital dynamic and technical environments where Information and Technology are being used significantly around the globe for revenue-generating initiatives and business transformation. It is a strategic imperative to broaden IT outlook, embrace IT consumerization and emerging trend, envision the bigger picture, emphasize contextualization, explore the art of possibility, and ensure digital confluence.

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.

Running a Propositive, Personalized, and Persuasive Digital IT Organization As businesses move into the digital future, technology is the fastest growing arena, IT is in the middle of a sea change. Digital CIOs have to deal with constant ambiguity, rising complexity, increasing velocity, and unprecedented uncertainty, they shouldn’t get stuck with “we always do things like this” mentality and they have to keep IT relevant by running a propositive, personalized and persuasive digital organization for building a strong reputation as the business partner

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