Succeeding With Strong Collaborative Skills

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-06-2013
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Succeeding With Strong Collaborative Skills

Well Equipped  28% of strong collaborators say their workforce has the mobile skills, tools and applications they need to do their jobs, in contrast to 17% of other respondents who agree.

In the past, the caliber of your digital IQ would essentially amount to how much you knew about IT issues and trends. No longer. Today, a CIO's ability to collaborate with C-suite executives can raise the standards for both tech and overall company performance, according to a recent survey from PwC. The company's fifth annual Digital IQ report reveals that organizations with strong collaborative practices among senior leaders are four times more likely to excel than those that do not, in terms of margin/revenue growth and innovation. They also tend to remain more active in the cloud. And they're better prepared to give employees what they need to perform. "Firms with a better digital IQ can deliver and innovate in a world where the rapid pace of technology is fundamentally reshaping global commerce," says Chris Curran, a PwC principal and chief technologist for the U.S. firm's advisory practice. "Digital IQ is about the CIO orchestrating--rather than owning--conversations." For the purposes of the report, respondents were divided between those who feel their company leadership was highly collaborative and those who didn't. More than 1,100 senior executive leaders worldwide took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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