With high business needs, CIOs with technical mindset are fading away gradually. Every organization wants to hire someone who can efficiently handle multiple tasks and teams. The CIOs with a strong sense of business and efficiency to multi-task are worth a million dollar.
In this article at CIO, Chloe Dobinson shares some sure shot tips for CIOs to scale up their game and enable them to handle more than usual teams together.
Act of Balancing
The author quotes a research report of a recruiting firm where Harvey Nash claims that 34 percent of organizations expect to increase their team size in 2018. This will also increase the responsibilities of the CIOs across different territories and departments. Thereby, here is a list of ways to help you:
- Effective Communication: Communication plays a vital role in performing multiple tasks together. Similarly, to build and manage multiple teams, the CIOs need to develop a right channel of communication through regular check-ins and meetings. Moreover, encourage the team members to openly communicate their ideas, issues, and level of satisfaction with their roles.
- Regular Feedback: Being part of communication, regular feedback will have a strong effect on the productivity of the staff and business. It helps in resolving various issues in advance. The leadership skills of the CIOs help in securing the best people for their team while gaining clarity over other crucial matters.
- Positive Work Place: To encourage employees and improve their productivity, work culture contributes in a big way. CIOs can motivate their teams to work in close collaboration to establish positive work culture. They can try to understand the goals and motivations of individual employees and help them foster a warm workplace culture. Using an internal chat platform like Slack or Google Hangouts can encourage the staff to share and discuss work in a much informal way, instead of the formal emails.
- Employee Relationship: Often CIOs keep their focus on upholding relationship with executives and external vendors. This may lead to ignoring team members and lack of rapport building within teams. To establish engagement and productivity, try to build a strong relationship with the employees. Take interest in your staff, ask them about their personal lives, and organize social events outside work for them to interact in more relaxed and informal environment.
- Tools to Support: A range of management tools are available for CIOs on the Internet. They can even try people management tools to ensure if their teams are on track with projects. These tools may include Trello app that helps in tracking the progress of various projects and group to-do lists. CIOs can also try Kanban Flow, Todoist and OmniFocus for delegating tasks and managing teams in dispersed locations.
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