Monday, December 30, 2019

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Are Digital CIOs Well Grounded to lead Change Dec. 2019

Understand your organization’s strategic goals and initiatives and rejuvenate digital leadership to reach the next level of maturity.

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. What are digital CIO’s profiles and how to reboot IT to get digital ready and cultivate the culture of learning and innovating?


      

Are Digital CIOs Well Rounded to lead Change 



Is Digital CIO Well Grounded to Lead Change and Innovation With the increasing pace of changes and fast growing information, organizations across industrial sectors declare they are in the information management business; information nowadays is the invaluable resource and asset of organizations, technology is the force behind digital disruptions. Clearly, the role of IT and that of the CIO is going through significant changes, IT leaders must understand the business from different angles and well grounded to lead change and innovation masterfully.

The Interoperability, Changeability, and Visibility of Digital IT IInformation permeates into every corner of the business and technology makes an impact on how we think, work, and live. The pace of changes in IT would force more CIOs to shift into transcendent digital leadership roles because IT plays a significant role in driving change and digitalization of the company. CIOs need to work closely with the IT management team to develop a solid IT Management framework that matches the needs of the business, to “walk the talk,” and achieve the art of the possible.

How can CIOs “Walk the Talks” to Lead Change and Digitalization With fierce competition and overwhelming growth of information, IT plays a critical role in building the business competency. Thus, the expectations for CIO have grown multifold, and they are expected to be visionary and change agent for business strategy and growth. There are different types of organizations at the different cycles in their maturity, the requirements of the Chief Information Officer are also vast and varied. In practice, how should IT leaders shift their role from the tactical manager to the strategic business executive? And how can CIO earn their stripe as transformative digital leaders?

How to Set Right Priorities for IT Digital transformation With the increasing speed of changes and overwhelming growth of information, IT can no longer keep static to run as a support function only. Today's IT plays a more crucial role in discovering a path to strategy building, implementation, and innovation. Business/IT leaders should also realize the breakthrough success in digital businesses requires not only forward-thinking strategies but also having a step-wise approach. But more specifically, how to set the right priorities for making a digital transformation of the company?

Three Roles of CIOs to Accelerate Digital Transformation  IT plays a pivotal role in the digital transformation of many forward-looking organizations today. CIOs must set the principles, guidelines, and rules to run a digital IT. IT is in the middle of a sea change, it is important to realize that there are basic principles and rules that make it work. But the self-centered "our jobs are hard" line only isolates IT more. How can IT reinvent its tarnished brand, and reimagine its role to accelerate changes? Make sure that nothing is dismissed due to out of date beliefs or natural human emotions. Understand your organization’s strategic goals and initiatives and rejuvenate CIO leadership to reach the next level of maturity.

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