Friday, November 29, 2019

The Monthly “100 IT Charm” Book Tuning: Running IT with High Impact Nov. 2019

Forward-looking organizations begin to see IT as an integral part of the business and empower IT to lead changes.

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 IT with High Impact

Broader, Deeper, and Bolder - How to Run a Highly Impactful Digital IT Organization Information is the lifeblood of the modern business and technology is the disruptive force behind the digital transformation. Nowadays IT has a lot of things to leverage. Forward-looking businesses empower their IT organizations to lead changes and catalyze innovation. IT and business need to develop a true partnership and work to pursue the desired outcomes. To be the strategic business partner and make the high business impact, contemporary IT organization should become broader, deeper, and bolder in order to drive change and lead the digital paradigm shift seamlessly.

Insight, Innovation, and Influence of Modern Digital IT The exponential growth of information, the wave of emerging digital technologies and the tide of “digital transformation” are creating new opportunities for the business to grow and mature. Forward-looking organizations begin to see IT as an integral part of the business, empower IT to lead changes and learn how to strike the right balance between “old” and “new” way to do things. Here is insight, innovation, and influence of modern digital IT organization.

The CIO as “Chief Influence Officer”: How to Calibrate Your Impact Organizations of the future are increasingly exhibiting digital characteristics in various shades, colors, extensiveness, and intensity. IT is the linchpin of running a digital business. The modern CIOs play a crucial role in driving changes and leading digitalization. The degree of leadership influence is much more complex than the leader’s title or personality. Highly effective CIOs are independent thinkers, unbiased communicators, flexible managers, and relentless change agents.They need to have the ability to “calibrate their impact,” being able to lead through influence, not by brute force.

The CIO as “Chief Impact Officer”: Does your Word Carry Weight in Making the Digital Paradigm Shift? Due to the disruptive nature of technologies and fast-growing information, the pervasive digitization requires IT leaders to rethink how things are done in organizations. The contemporary CIO is no longer the tedious management role to keep the lights only now, there are many critical leadership roles that they have to play for leading IT up to the next level of organizational maturity. CIO can make the significant digital impact through their breadth of business knowledge and the depth of IT insight. But more specifically, the CIO as “Chief Impact Officer”: How does your word carry weight in making the digital paradigm shift?

Running IT as the “Center of Possibility” IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage. To keep IT relevant, IT management shouldn't just practice some transactional activities or act as a controller only. It has to explore both the art and science of digital management discipline, run IT organization as the “center of possibility,” to accelerate its performance and unlock business potential.

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