Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Monthly “Change Agent CIO” Book Tuning: Knowledge Power of Change Agent CIO Sep. 2020

Due to the exponential growth of information and the shorten knowledge cycle, expert power is perhaps more powerful than other types of powers in the digital era.

Change is inevitable, organizational change has become a practice within an organization, but too often changes are made as a reaction to outer impulses, crises, 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?


Knowledge Power of Change Agent CIO     

Knowledge Powers of Digital CIOs With rapid change and “VUCA“ digital new normal, the digital trend is that more and more CIOs, who have diversified experiences and colorful background, working across functional and industrial boundaries, can become well-rounded strategic business executives envisioning the upcoming business trends, practicing their knowledge power, and leading IT organization with a balanced mindset, viewpoints, activities, and speed.

Three Principles to Practice Expertise Power Power has many different formats; some visible, some invisible; some are earned, some are given; some are delightful, some are intimidating. There are three powers either as visible or invisible hands in an organization: Structural power (the position with the organizational hierarchy), expert power (business and technical knowledge), and connection power. Due to the exponential growth of information and the shorten knowledge cycle, expert power is perhaps more powerful than other types of powers in the digital era because brainpower can stimulate all kinds of creativity; and the knowledge power is the key for any sort of human progress. Here are three digital principles to practice expert power effectively.

Knowledge is a “Powerful Thing” Knowledge is the “mental food,” to feed intellectual hunger, what you eat becomes part of you. Knowledge is “nutritious juice,” to satisfy the “thirsty soul”; what you drink, keep you fit.

CIOs’ Three “Obsessions” to Get IT Digital Ready With the increasing pace of changes, overwhelming growth of information, fierce competition, and “VUCA” digital new normal, IT plays a critical role in building business competency and driving digital transformation. Nowadays, regardless of whether they like it or not, CIOs have to play multiple roles and often get obsessed with many things. Be conscious and disciplined, focus on the RIGHT things to help IT get digital

CIO’s Next Practice: De-Learning, Re-Learning & Learning Agility Technology becomes pervasive in the modern enterprise today, CIO plays one of the significant business roles; on the other side, the rapid change business climate also makes CIO feels like to live in the tropical jungle, facing many attacks, in the danger of getting dismissed as techies without business savvy by their executive peers, or getting lagged behind if becoming too far removed from recent technology trends, some CIOs may also have victim mentality to be a second class executive without a seat at the big table.

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