Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Monthly “100 IT Charms” Book Tuning: Running High Calibre IT Sep. 2019

Every IT organization needs to tailor their own circumstances, make an objective SWOT assessment, build its own strength and demonstrate their signature themes.

The purpose of the book “100 IT Charms: Running Versatile IT to get Digital Ready is to articulate different flavors of digital IT organizations and brainstorm the best and next practices for running highly innovative and high-performance IT. Digital charm is not based on the style presented on the surface but on a set of unique competencies to make IT shine through as a business differentiator.     

  Running High Calibre IT

The Characteristics of High Performance IT Team Digital organization is complex, to improve its performance, the highly complex and dynamic business system needs to be elaborated in a well-organized effort. IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage. The priority for CIOs is to build high performance IT teams and genuinely position IT as an integral and inseparable part of the business. Here is a set of characteristics of high performance IT team.

Running High-Caliber IT Organization With rapid change and continuous disruptions, never before has technology moved more quickly and missteps have larger trajectory impacts on every aspect of the business; never before has IT and business been so closely tied together. How can CIO provide effective digital leadership for adapting to changes and run a high-caliber IT organization to drive digital transformation systematically?

The Signature Themes of Digital IT Organization With information technology permeates into every corner of the organization, IT can no longer just hide in the corner to be a cost center and play background music only, IT needs to be the core of most parts of the business today and must, therefore, be visible and present all the time. To keep IT relevant, CIOs are expected to constantly propose new ideas and challenge the status quo. Every IT organization needs to tailor their own circumstances, make an objective SWOT assessment, build its own strength and demonstrate their signature themes.

Setting High Standard to Run High Mature Digital IT Organization Organizations across the industrial sectors are relying more on information technology, IT organization has more to overcome. It’s simply not sufficient to run IT as a support function only. IT can provide the business ability to explore new business models by knitting all important components seamlessly or delight customers by providing them digital options. IT organizations can bring up business benefit by mixing diverse business elements to create great products, services, or processes which generate differentiated value for the long-term growth of the business. It’s time to set a high standard to run high mature digital IT organization.

Three Perspectives of Running High-Proficient IT
With “VUCA” digital new normal, great opportunities, dangers, and disruptions are around every corner. Running a highly proficient IT means a lot of things that IT has to master, such as operational excellence, innovation, performance, change, consolidation, integration, modernization, optimization, intelligence, value creation, speed, and maturity, etc. In practice, today's IT organizations face a lot of obstacles and encounter many distractions stopping them from laser focusing on achieving strategic goals. Many IT organizations suffer from overloaded tasks and overwhelming information, how to overcome barriers to run high-proficient IT organization?

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