CIO Research

Use OKRs to set goals for teams, not individuals

Jeff Gothelf

Objectives and key results (OKRs) have become a popular method teams use to plan for success and measure it. This framework has been so successful, Jeff Gothelf says, because it focuses on the impact of the work rather than the actual work itself.

Successful remote teams communicate in bursts

Christoph Riedl and Anita Williams Woolley

A common challenge among remote teams during the pandemic has been communication – which tools to use, how often to gather as a group, the best times of day for meetings, and more.

Digitizing isn’t the same as digital transformation

Paul Leinwand and Mahadeva Matt Mani

What’s the difference between digitizing and digital transformation? For the past year, organizations have focused on digitizing – spearheading digital initiatives to help them stay in the game during COVID-19.

Making the hybrid workplace fair

Mark Mortensen and Martine Haas

As hybrid work takes shape in organizations everywhere, a power differential lurks. Employees working in the office, for example, may have access to certain technology and infrastructure that remote employees don’t.

4 styles of decision-making: A leader’s guide

Sanjay Malhotra

The most influential leaders learn how to adjust their style of decision-making to suit particular circumstances. Different contexts and situations call for individual managerial responses and sometimes multiple approaches to decision-making.

Productivity is about your systems, not your people

Daniel Markovitz

Many people swear by their personal productivity hacks, whether that’s the elusive “inbox zero,” time boxing their calendars, or even their good old pen and paper to-do list.

Technical debt: The IT leader's essential guide

The Enterprisers Project

Is technical debt hampering your enterprise’s ability to speed up software development and time to market? Is it causing financial or talent headaches? Are you struggling to discuss technical debt with your colleagues?

How to explain orchestration in plain English

The Enterprisers Project

What exactly is orchestration? How do you define it succinctly — and how do you explain it to others, including non-technical people?

IT leadership in the next normal

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

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

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