Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Insight of the Week 7/25-7/31 “Future of CIO” July 2020

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking, brainstorming, innovating and sharing.

The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 3 million page views with 7000+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The “Digital Master” book series includes 28 books to share insight from the multidimensional digital lens and perceive the multi-faceted impact the digital era upon us is making to businesses and society. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight of digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.

Compelling Digital Leadership Models Under a complex digital environment with “VUCA” new normal, we need to look at each situation individually and ask what leadership model is required, will it be emergent, will it self-organize, or will it be data-driven, etc. When the leadership model is symbiotic or empathetic, only then do things fall into place.In practice, there is NO one single attribute to digital leadership; there is just a delicate mix of management, leadership, and interpersonal skills, along with a lot of different attributes. Moreover, the use of these skills and attributes happens in different proportions for each major undertaking. Here are three compelling digital leadership models.

BoDs as Interdisciplinarians We live in a world in which change is the norm and if we don't embrace it, accept it, roll with it, or make it happen, we're not going to be successful. The digital enterprises with hyper connected and interdependent nature are breaking down the functional, geographical, or even organizational border, in fact, businesses today become much more nonlinear, interactive and intelligent than ever.

Growing Performance Management Tree with a Couple of Main Branches Corporate Performance Management is management control across functional domains and disciplines. It’s not an isolated management practice, but a multidisciplinary approach with a well set of scientific principles, methodologies, and practices. Strategic/Operations/Risk Management are the main branches of the performance management tree. The issue of Performance Management measurement isn't about accuracy, but of validity and reliability. The organization that didn't have a systematic approach to measure performance at both the strategic and operational level has a giant blind spot that is impairing their management effectiveness and maturity.

Scrutinize IT Cost, Complexity, and Footprint via Architectural Lens Due to the increasing pace of change, the exponential growth of information, and fierce competition, IT plays a critical role in leading digital transformation.The value-based IT management can leverage useful tools like IT architecture to gain a holistic view of IT cost, complexity, or footprint, be able to increase visibility, and shape varying options to improve IT manageability..

The Monthly “IT Innovation” Book Tuning: Unpuzzle Complexity and Debunk Digital Ecosystem July 2020 Within abundant information and emergent digital technologies, IT is a key component of a holistic business mindset to re-imagine “what is possible” - unleashing business potentials and improving business efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and maturity. The “art of possible” to reinvent IT in the digital age is to deliver the value of information in helping businesses grow, delight customers, and do more with innovation.

Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking about the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.


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