We observed a persistent running theme during this latest conference season: our human struggle with the new era of non-stop business change. This two-part blog series shares key takeaways by our CIO Molly Rauzi from these conferences as well as conversations among IT leaders. This first post will focus on three takeaways for CIOs as leaders of culture change. The second post will explore how CIOs are collaborating across the C-suite to deliver on the mandates of their expanded role.The IT world is still thrumming with excitement over the latest disruptive technologies explored at this year’s Gartner Symposium / ITxpo. From artificial intelligence, blockchain, and quantum computing to digital twins and continuous adaptive security, the possibilities are thrilling. Underneath this excitement, however, hummed a different feeling entirely. As drivers of digital transformation, CIOs in the audience know that these breakthrough innovations all require change.Change is always difficult, especially when it is perpetual. As soon as we ground ourselves in a new strategy, the ground beneath us seems to shift. Change fatigue is real and a huge obstacle to the employee engagement so crucial for success. At The Conference Board’s 16th annual Change & Transformation Conference, nearly half of change leaders polled indicated change fatigue as a top challenge they will have to overcome in the next five years. Below are three takeaways for CIOs as leaders of culture change.
- Digital business initiatives drive today’s most significant culture change within organizations.
- The biggest obstacle to success CIOs face is culture.
- Leaders at all levels need to be proficient in leading change.
/ Dec 05, 2018
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