5 Harvard Business Review articles that resonated with CIOs in 2022

From digital transformation to CIO leadership and IT talent strategy, these five HBR resources were our most popular.
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Harvard Business Review Top 5 articles for October 2015

Through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we regularly refresh our resource library with new HBR articles we believe CIOs and IT leaders will value highly. The articles below were our most popular HBR resources featured in 2022, so we're bringing them back through the month of January.

IT leadership in the next normal

The next normal has arrived, and CIOs play a central and critical role in whether organizations thrive in this reality. 

This new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services identifies four focus areas for CIOs and IT leaders as they shift from retrenchment and triage to rebuilding. 

From creating the blended workplace of the future to reimagining the design of their digital business, see what leading CIOs say they’re prioritizing. 

Download this report to learn what’s required for leading IT in the year ahead. 

It’s time to rethink job descriptions for the digital era 

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Job descriptions can be tricky. Many conventional job titles have become outdated in certain workplace contexts.

The modern workplace doesn’t represent the rigid professional boundaries between coworkers and their respective responsibilities seen in job descriptions. Today’s employees are often required to collaborate across the board. And given the rapid pace of tech advancements, engaged employees are also constantly acquiring new skills and crossing previously well-defined lines to boost productivity and work quality.

Download this report to find out how to approach a re-imagining of job titles and expand descriptions to include flexibility and a broader scope. Author Tyrone Smith’s scholarly research gives him insight into the future of work. 

Maintaining momentum on digital transformation 

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CIOs have led the acceleration of digital transformation at a pace that was unthinkable pre-pandemic. Now, IT leaders have a powerful role to play in rethinking the nature of work, enabling hybrid teams to thrive, and setting a new precedent for digital innovation across their organizations.

This new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services identifies four focus areas for CIOs and IT leaders as they work toward enabling greater flexibility, resilience, and momentum for digital transformation. From reimagining work to building digital acumen across the enterprise to creating more agile operating models, discover what leading CIOs say they’re prioritizing. 

The new rules of CIO leadership 

Are you leading by an outdated rulebook? The future is being built on new technologies, data, and digitization. To transform and compete in the face of disruption, top chief information and digital officers – true transformation masters – are rewriting the rules of CIO leadership. 

This new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services identifies seven new rules of leadership based on interviews with leading technology executives, including CIOs from Adobe, AT&T, Cardinal Health, Toyota, Vanguard, and Walmart.

Download this report to learn their secrets for breaking down walls, resetting expectations, and leading in a completely new model. 

IT talent strategy: New tactics for a new era 

In the decade ahead, technology talent will play a pivotal role in whether companies succeed or fail.

This new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services identifies how skill requirements will evolve over the next decade. “Hard” and “soft” skills will both be in greater demand.

Download this report to learn more about the most critical skills that you need to cultivate, or that you should be hiring for, in the years ahead. 

Katie Sanders
Katie Sanders is the Content and Community Manager for The Enterprisers Project, seeking contributors who have expertise that can be shared with an audience of CIOs and IT leaders. She is eager to provide quality thought leadership and insights, leaving readers with actionable takeaways they can implement in their own organizations.

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