Why Some Companies Are Replacing Their CIO

Why Some Companies Are Replacing Their CIO

Why Some Companies Are Replacing Their CIOWhy Some Companies Are Replacing Their CIO

Dissatisfaction with leadership and tech support has prompted many organizations to replace a CIO. Find out how you can reverse these negative sentiments.

Succession PlanSuccession Plan

64% of the executives surveyed said their company filled its last CIO position by appointing an internal candidate to the role, while the other respondents said they hired an external candidate.

Change Agents, Part IChange Agents, Part I

74% said their company brought on a new CIO due to general dissatisfaction with the existing tech leadership and IT support.

Change Agents, Part IIChange Agents, Part II

72% said their organization needed a new CIO because of a significant change in the company’s direction or strategies.

Top Reasons for Hiring a New CIOTop Reasons for Hiring a New CIO

Need for leadership and credibility: 45%,
Strategic thinking and business alignment: 18%,
Need for tech vision: 15%

Top Focus Areas for CIOsTop Focus Areas for CIOs

Talent Acquisition and Retention: 73%,
Tech-enabled business transformation: 51%,
Operational excellence: 32%,
Cost reduction and investment optimization: 26%

Culture and TalentCulture and Talent

50% of the executives surveyed said a successful CIO will revamp the existing IT culture and talent.

Dependable DeliveryDependable Delivery

49% said an effective CIO should be capable of completing one or more critical projects on time and on budget.

Reaching OutReaching Out

47% of the executives surveyed said a successful CIO should establish close relationships and alignments with business leaders.

Lip ServiceLip Service

78% believe diversity and inclusion bring competitive advantage, but only 6% said their company ties compensation to diversity outcomes.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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