IDG Contributor Network: What priorities CIOs need to have

The CIO role has clearly changed over the last several years. On average, CIOs are younger, more diverse and less focused on developing things. Given this, I thought it was time to get a fresh view of their information technology priorities.

Priority alignment

CIOs say there should only be a direct correlation—100 percent alignment. One of CIO even said to me that this question is a layup. IT organization, CIOs say, need to function just like other business departments but differently IT’s priorities should be an aggregate of all businesses priorities.

Some CIOs even believe that alignment is not a good enough goal. These CIOs claim the modern CIO’s business is the enterprise’s collective businesses. They feel as well that CIOs should have their fingers into them. Clearly, business priorities often rely on invisible technologies, so these CIOs say it is essential that effort is made to be transparent regarding how IT initiatives connect to business priorities.

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The CIO role has clearly changed over the last several years. On average, CIOs are younger, more diverse and less focused on developing things. Given this, I thought it was time to get a fresh view of their information technology priorities.

Priority alignment

CIOs say there should only be a direct correlation—100 percent alignment. One of CIO even said to me that this question is a layup. IT organization, CIOs say, need to function just like other business departments but differently IT’s priorities should be an aggregate of all businesses priorities.

Some CIOs even believe that alignment is not a good enough goal. These CIOs claim the modern CIO’s business is the enterprise’s collective businesses. They feel as well that CIOs should have their fingers into them. Clearly, business priorities often rely on invisible technologies, so these CIOs say it is essential that effort is made to be transparent regarding how IT initiatives connect to business priorities.

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IDG Contributor Network: What priorities CIOs need to have

The CIO role has clearly changed over the last several years. On average, CIOs are younger, more diverse and less focused on developing things. Given this, I thought it was time to get a fresh view of their information technology priorities.

Priority alignment

CIOs say there should only be a direct correlation—100 percent alignment. One of CIO even said to me that this question is a layup. IT organization, CIOs say, need to function just like other business departments but differently IT’s priorities should be an aggregate of all businesses priorities.

Some CIOs even believe that alignment is not a good enough goal. These CIOs claim the modern CIO’s business is the enterprise’s collective businesses. They feel as well that CIOs should have their fingers into them. Clearly, business priorities often rely on invisible technologies, so these CIOs say it is essential that effort is made to be transparent regarding how IT initiatives connect to business priorities.

To read this article in full, please click here

The CIO role has clearly changed over the last several years. On average, CIOs are younger, more diverse and less focused on developing things. Given this, I thought it was time to get a fresh view of their information technology priorities.

Priority alignment

CIOs say there should only be a direct correlation—100 percent alignment. One of CIO even said to me that this question is a layup. IT organization, CIOs say, need to function just like other business departments but differently IT’s priorities should be an aggregate of all businesses priorities.

Some CIOs even believe that alignment is not a good enough goal. These CIOs claim the modern CIO’s business is the enterprise’s collective businesses. They feel as well that CIOs should have their fingers into them. Clearly, business priorities often rely on invisible technologies, so these CIOs say it is essential that effort is made to be transparent regarding how IT initiatives connect to business priorities.

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IDG Contributor Network: Why you should care about employee onboarding

Employee onboarding is a critical component to employee engagement and experience. And while management thought leader Tom Peters suggested during this #CIOChat that “there should be federal legislation outlawing the wretched term onboarding,” onboarding is something that really matters to your overall employee engagement. A 2017 Gallup Research showed that only 12 percent of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.

CIOs believe that onboarding is an organization’s second impression after the interview. It’s a tone setter. It’s an enabler of greater employee impact. CIOs suggest that optimizing the costs here is a race to the bottom. Being great at onboarding great talent is a strategic. It is an intentional act that is worth spending more rather than less. Importantly, CIOs suggest it can be the beginning of the end if it’s handled poorly. CIOs say good people can be immediately turned off by a bad onboarding process.

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Employee onboarding is a critical component to employee engagement and experience. And while management thought leader Tom Peters suggested during this #CIOChat that “there should be federal legislation outlawing the wretched term onboarding,” onboarding is something that really matters to your overall employee engagement. A 2017 Gallup Research showed that only 12 percent of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.

CIOs believe that onboarding is an organization’s second impression after the interview. It's a tone setter. It's an enabler of greater employee impact. CIOs suggest that optimizing the costs here is a race to the bottom. Being great at onboarding great talent is a strategic. It is an intentional act that is worth spending more rather than less. Importantly, CIOs suggest it can be the beginning of the end if it's handled poorly. CIOs say good people can be immediately turned off by a bad onboarding process.

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IDG Contributor Network: Why you should care about employee onboarding

Employee onboarding is a critical component to employee engagement and experience. And while management thought leader Tom Peters suggested during this #CIOChat that “there should be federal legislation outlawing the wretched term onboarding,” onboarding is something that really matters to your overall employee engagement. A 2017 Gallup Research showed that only 12 percent of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.

CIOs believe that onboarding is an organization’s second impression after the interview. It’s a tone setter. It’s an enabler of greater employee impact. CIOs suggest that optimizing the costs here is a race to the bottom. Being great at onboarding great talent is a strategic. It is an intentional act that is worth spending more rather than less. Importantly, CIOs suggest it can be the beginning of the end if it’s handled poorly. CIOs say good people can be immediately turned off by a bad onboarding process.

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Employee onboarding is a critical component to employee engagement and experience. And while management thought leader Tom Peters suggested during this #CIOChat that “there should be federal legislation outlawing the wretched term onboarding,” onboarding is something that really matters to your overall employee engagement. A 2017 Gallup Research showed that only 12 percent of employees strongly agree their organization does a great job of onboarding new employees.

CIOs believe that onboarding is an organization’s second impression after the interview. It's a tone setter. It's an enabler of greater employee impact. CIOs suggest that optimizing the costs here is a race to the bottom. Being great at onboarding great talent is a strategic. It is an intentional act that is worth spending more rather than less. Importantly, CIOs suggest it can be the beginning of the end if it's handled poorly. CIOs say good people can be immediately turned off by a bad onboarding process.

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