Why CIOs Must Change Their Leadership Style

Why CIOs Must Change Their Leadership Style

Why CIOs Must Change Their Leadership StyleWhy CIOs Must Change Their Leadership Style

By Dennis McCafferty

Vision Statement, Part IVision Statement, Part I

75% of surveyed CIOs plan to change their leadership style over the next three years.

Vision Statement, Part IIVision Statement, Part II

47% will seek to amplify their vision over the next three years, while 65% will reduce their ‘command and control’ efforts.

Dicey TerritoryDicey Territory

89% said that the digital world engenders new, vastly different, and higher, levels of risk, and nearly seven out of 10 said their organization’s discipline of risk management isn’t keeping up with the new, higher levels of risk.

IT Priority List: Smart MoveIT Priority List: Smart Move

50% consider business intelligence/analytics as a top IT investment priority, up from 41% in 2014.

IT Priority List: Foundational AssetsIT Priority List: Foundational Assets

37% said infrastructure and data centers are a top tech priority, up from 31% last year.

IT Priority List: On the MoveIT Priority List: On the Move

34% cite mobility as a top priority, up from 24% in 2014.

IT Priority List: Carefully PlottedIT Priority List: Carefully Plotted

34% said enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a top priority, up from 26% last year.

IT Priority List: Weather UpdateIT Priority List: Weather Update

32% said the cloud represents a top tech priority, up from 27% in 2014.

Token ProgressToken Progress

Just one out of 10 said their organization has a chief digital officer, but that’s up from last year.

Transformational Takeaways: From IT Efficiency to Value CreationTransformational Takeaways: From IT Efficiency to Value Creation

CIOs must stop dwelling on the cost of IT per dollar of revenue, and focus on increasing the revenue per dollar of IT cost (thus, calculating tech productivity).

Transformational Takeaways: From Business Case to Benefits Life CycleTransformational Takeaways: From Business Case to Benefits Life Cycle

Projects now require more experimentation, innovation and learning. To maximize business value, CIOs should focus more on the execution and ‘benefits harvesting’ stages of the project life cycle.

Transformational Takeaways: From Aligning With Corporate Culture to Building a Digital CultureTransformational Takeaways: From Aligning With Corporate Culture to Building a Digital Culture

A traditional, risk-adverse culture that views IT as simply an enabler of transactions will devour the most innovative of digital strategies.

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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