Change is a gradual process, not a big bang transformation

If someone came from the late 1980s and early 1990s, what would they think of our modern, web-enabled world?

Ask the person next to you and they’ll probably say that the person from the past would be amazed by the prevalence of mobile phones, the knowledge of the world wide web and the ability to . . . → Read More: Change is a gradual process, not a big bang transformation

Successful CIOs take transformation beyond the IT trenches

You’ve got to stick your head out of the IT trenches to see what’s going on. You might risk taking a bullet from the business, but being bogged down in the operational grind of code and compliance is no alternative.

OK, we’re starting to stretch the war metaphor a bit but leading IT can be . . . → Read More: Successful CIOs take transformation beyond the IT trenches

The rise of the executive generalist

There’s a lot of talk about line-of-business and how executives from different areas have to listen, and then play, to the demands of leaders from other areas. That’s true but the status quo is also more subtle than that.

Rather than just listening, the modern line-of-business executive has to operate across multiple areas. CIOs, for . . . → Read More: The rise of the executive generalist

Do CEOs really want IT transformation?

How do you spend most of your working day? Are you running or standing still? For the majority of CIOs, running in the right direction (forwards, obviously) is not an option – they simply have to spend too much time on current concerns.

That is the conclusion of research from the CIO Executive Council, which . . . → Read More: Do CEOs really want IT transformation?

Lead transformation or watch IT die

Analyst Gartner suggests CIOs must conquer the key source of executive and company failure: managing strategic change. Gartner says CIOs must do more to ensure that IT plays a role in business transformation in an environment where 70% of CEOs believe business change and entrepreneurialism will increase during the next five years.

To explain how . . . → Read More: Lead transformation or watch IT die