The CIOs who really understand how much positive change they stand to drive in the business are getting craftier. According to Sneha Jha, they are searching every obscure corner of the business for opportunities to inject their expertise and bring IT closer together with the business. And when the CIO is invited to sit at the board, outlook on how to integrate expands even further.
As executive Avinash Arora relates, “Being a part of the core management team helped me identify the levers of business growth. I learnt what is important to business and how business performance can be enhanced by applying technology solutions.” Gaining this sort of perspective is important, as too often, a fixation with ROI stagnates an ability to get meaningful projects off the ground. Instead, the CIO can focus on value enhancement to all stakeholders, governance, risk management, and performance evaluation of the organization as a whole. To learn more, you can read Jha’s full article here: http://www.cio.in/feature/board-level-participation-broadens-a-cios-business-outlook