Star Trek Books: 3 Books, 9 Takeaways for Business Leaders All science fiction shows reflect their time more than they do the future they purport they depict. Star Trek has been a symbol of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, well, you get it. All the way to the 2020s. So far. Three Star Trek books from Insight Editions/WeldonOwen offer deep insights into the processes and … [Read more...] about Star Trek Books: 3 Books, 9 Takeaways for Business Leaders
5 Ways Companies Get Return-to-Workplace Policies Wrong Even Zoom is asking its employees to return to the office twice a week for those living near an office (see, Even Zoom is making its staff return to the office on CNN). Just asking people to return to work doesn't make sense. The employees know it isn't about being productive because we are still productive, perhaps … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Companies Get Return-to-Workplace Policies Wrong
Why Trying to Future-Proof Anything Will Fail I recently decided to retire the paper copies of the hundreds of pages I wrote for trade magazines and academic publications over the last few decades. As I read through these articles on Computer Integrated Manufacturing, AI, mobile computing and other topics, it became clear that any attempt to future proof anything will … [Read more...] about Why Trying to Future-Proof Anything Will Fail
Categorizing the CIO Role Analysts like to categorize. As reported in a 2016 Wall Street Journal article, Korn/Ferry categorized CIOs into four groups: I think those categories have dated. But more importantly, CIOs are not defined as much by their traits as by their circumstances. In an ideal model, perhaps every role in every company perfectly aligns … [Read more...] about ￼The CIO Role: What Type of CIO Do You Want To Be?
How CIOs Become Influencers With digital technology now universally deployed throughout organizations, the CIO as the center of technology knowledge has waned. People in marketing know far more about customer relationship management (CRM) services than the CIO, though the CIO may retain accountability for certain critical features, like single sign-on and other aspects of … [Read more...] about How CIOs Become Influencers: Moving from Policy to Persuasion