Future of the organization, digital business, future workforce, and digital society – CIOs have to deal with these forces. In fact, they have to deal with change persistently. In this technologically advanced world, businesses are disrupted and re-disrupted constantly. However, trying to gain control over disruption isn’t the solution. In this article at CIO Dive, Javier Polit explains the areas that CIOs must focus on to make sure their business can ride through disruption and come out stronger on the other side.
How to Prepare for Digital Disruption?
As a CIO, you must wait and see how the competition deals with the disruption. Though this approach might seem passive, it will help you gain insight by watching other players. However, you must not wait for too long as it can have negative consequences, including revenue loss and missed market opportunities.
Stay Focused on Your Employees
Your greatest assets are your people. You must prepare them for new business reality and keep them motivated, aligned, and supported. Understand if they have what is needed to work from home comfortably and productively? This may demand you to invest in new technology for collaboration and increasing usage. “It could also mean changing some internal process to be completely digital, so your people can do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible,” says Javier
Drive Digital Strategy
Digital transformation is not just automating the manual process but productizing information for internal and external customers and harnessing new data as a product. If you find that you cannot respond quickly to such changes, look for a specific process in your business you can streamline. Additionally, equip people throughout your business to do the same.
As you consider these changes, ask what type of work inspires and motivates you? What aspect of the job is intellectually stimulating and helps in career growth? Connect with that, and you will be connecting with a great future. To read the full article, click on https://www.ciodive.com/spons/5-ways-cios-can-learn-from-disruption-and-plan-for-the-future/576218/.