Friday, April 14, 2017

The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 4/15/2017


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The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 1.8 million page views with 3600+ blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Here is the weekly insight about digital leadership, IT Management, and Talent Management.


  The Weekly Insight of the “Future of CIO” 4/15/2017
  • The New Book "Digital IT: 100 Q&As" Book Introduction: Nowadays information is the lifeblood, and the emergent technology is more often the business disruptor. Due to the changing nature of information and technology, IT is always in the changing environment creating unexpected situations and requiring quick and appropriate responses based on the conditions. IT is at the crossroad due to the exponential growth of information and disruptive nature of digital technologies. It is the time to reimagine IT via inspiring critical and creative thinking and spurring healthy debating. The healthy debates, in fact, help the business and IT do more reflection via pondering deeper and understanding things from multidimensional angles. Because debating is a type of critical thinking activity. Critical thinking is a basic form of organized thought specifically used to frame the right questions, identify the real problems, and discover better ways to do things.


  • Setting IT Priority to Lift its Maturity: Traditional IT organizations are often overloaded and understaffed, get stuck to “keep the lights” only. A trend like the digital transformation provides the great opportunity for IT to shine and reinvent its tarnished image from the cost center to the digital engine of the company. Forward-looking IT organizations empower CIOs and leverage IT in building differentiated business capabilities and accelerate businesses' long-term growth. So, how can IT set the right priority and lift its maturity from a reactive order taker to a proactive digital transformer?


  • The Monthly “Digitizing Boardroom” Book Tuning Apr. 2017  Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses toward the right direction and achieve expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must have the agility to adapt to changes and build abilities to advise, inspire and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals.


  • The Continuous Performance Management Corporate Performance Management is needed for all organizations as a way of living, what is the reason of their existence and how and what. Corporate Performance Management is also a management control from strategy till shop floor in both qualitative and quantitative way. Due to the digital nature of hyper-connectivity and interdependence, organizational management practices are shifting from silo-based, reductionistic traditional management style to the holistic digital management discipline. The corporate performance management also needs to do the similar adjustment, to ensure the individual performance are assessed objectively and the corporate performance is evaluated holistically, to ensure the business as the whole is superior to the sum of pieces.

The Power of Digital Insight: Digital is the era of velocity, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. We are living in a complex digital world where inventions, developments, and conflicts are continuously changing and that makes it impossible to have a complete knowledge and understanding of many sophisticated issues. We still live in the world with abundant information, but scarce insight. We all bring different perspectives and our boundaries might have changed based on the open conversations and taking the time to thoughtfully think about the specific issue and common challenges from different angles. The power of digital insight is to foster communication, harness collaboration, and catalyze digital transformation for both improving organizational maturity and advance human societies.


Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating 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 the 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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