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Looking to Attract Top Digital Talent? Here’s Help

There is a lot of digital talk amongst businesses these days. And one area that is one of the constant pet peeves of CIOs often comes up for discussion in the digital realm as well: hiring talented folk. Given that digital itself is a rather new phenomenon (in the ...

Why Do People Leave When a New Manager Joins and What Can You Do About It?

Case 1: He was hired to take over from the outgoing CIO who had spent fair amount of time building the technology foundation for business efficiency. The outgoing person was moving to greener pastures globally so no one grudged him his departure nor there was a question of holding ...

The Business Side Of A CIO

For a CIO, especially if she is a part of the management board, alignment to the objectives of the company is paramount. It becomes imperative for her to ensure that the technology goes hand-in-hand with business deliverables. Hence, it is prudent to have the strategic understanding of the objectives and ...

Celebrating Failure

There are reams and reams of pages in books dedicated to advising you on how to be successful. There are hundreds and thousands of articles and blogs that will tell you what successful people do and why they do what they do – what they do within the first ...

Blame the CMO, But Pharma Needs Its CIO-CMO Relationship Set Right

The significance of the CIO - CMO relationship has been the most pronounced ever with the convergence of these two roles becoming essential to meeting new age customer expectations in the digital world. However, steeped as they are in the traditional processes, the disconnect between the two is also as ...

The Right Balance: Managing Well-Being at Work

The woodworkers at a mill noticed something peculiar. The speed of their production line seemed to be increasing through the week, starting at a moderate pace on Monday and accelerating to a speedy pace by Friday.And the levels of their stress hormones rose along with the speed.This research, ...

Culture and Digital: The Under-explored & Unexplored Aspects (Part-2)

In my previous blog yesterday, I discussed the four views of culture- the Normative, Power, symbol and Practice (read Culture and Digital- part 1).Once we have defined culture as these four views, the task of understanding it from digital (or IT) perspective will not only be easier but also become ...

Culture and Digital: The Under-explored and Unexplored Aspects (part-1)

Almost any discussion on digital (or IT) is incomplete without some reference to culture. Culture has often been seen as an impediment or a roadblock, which organizations need to deal with while implementing digital projects. I see two basic problems with this treatment of the concept of culture. One, the phenomenon ...

The Trick to Attracting New Talent

Emily is the kind of high-potential new hire so many companies want: a smart and personable newly minted MBA from a top school. High IQ. High EQ.What kind of job would she like, ideally? "I'd like to work in sustainability at a major corporation," she told me.Doing Good While Doing ...

Piaggio Vehicles Saves Rs.30 Lakh Annually with Canteen Coupon Management System

Is there any one technology/business/process decision that you took in 2014 that made a "Measurable Business Impact" (MBI)?We have five canteens at our manufacturing facilities where employees and visitors consume snacks and meals provisioned by the company. There were approximately 6000 transactions per day in all the five canteens....

Scaling IT with the Business

t appeared like a losing battle for the CIO; he was struggling to keep momentum going with new initiatives as well as running the business as usual. Most function heads had begun raising voices in review meetings; the CIO had been unable to find time to attend the last two ...

Chief Interrupted Officer

Times are getting better for most CIOs with economy looking up, growth back on the agenda, business wanting to create a digital enterprise, the hype around various technologies like Cloud, Social Media and what have you dying away. CMOs and CIOs have figured out a way to work together while ...

Workforce 2020: A Global Research Infographic

Preparing for the 2020 workforce is critical to business strategy, growth, and performance. Many companies lack the structure, strategy, culture, solutions and resources to manage employees effectively. An Oxford Economics survey sponspored by SAP takes a forward look at what employees and executives around the world think about topics such as ...

Stand Up and Speak Your Mind

One quote from a CEO has remained stuck in my head for a long time; not that the chat happened long ago, but it seems like ages to me. The CEO was from a large and successful company which was doing well; the company had grown to a size where ...

Living With Bad Hires

When you have been at the helm of IT for global companies and US government agencies the pedigree speaks highly of your reputation as a technologist and getting things done. Been there done that and that too in culturally diverse situations; that kind of reputation is easy to get choice ...