Understanding the Yin/Yang Nature of ITBy Dennis McCafferty
You Should Report to Your CEO or COO
It's the only way to ensure "front and center" positioning when leading initiatives.
The Four Essential Steps of Transformation:
Define vision. Build team. Create culture of leadership. Change how people think.
Vision Must Tie to Organizational Objectives
All components of the "big plan" must take impact on business processes into account.
A âRestlessâ Mindset Sparks Transformation
At IBM, "restless" means you're not satisfied with sitting. Agility rules.
Understanding the Yin/Yang Nature of IT
As a CIO, you justify spending money by proving how much it will save - paradoxical, but true.
Its Not Just Out With the Old, In With the New
With IT, forcing the "next, big thing" upon organization upsets the human/cultural equation.
Clear Language Promotes Your Strategies
"Alignment" and "Synergy" sound like overused buzzwords, when what you really mean is "Partnership."
Working on Partnerships Delivers Dividends
When people want to work with you, they'll go to you for solutions instead of trying to avoid IT.
The Ultimate Truth of IT Transformation is ...
... nobody really cares about technology. They care about what it can do for them.