CIO Research

Is Your C-Suite Equipped to Lead Digital Transformation?

J. Yo-Jud Cheng, Cassandra Frangos, and Boris Groysberg

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many companies’ timelines for digital transformation – an effort that traditionally yielded dismally low success rates.

How Companies Are Using VR to Develop Employees’ Soft Skills

Jeanne C. Meister

Companies are grappling with a growing soft skills gap, studies find – a problem exacerbated by the growing number of employees adopting permanent remote work arrangements. Without access to in-person training and education, though, how can businesses help their employees develop these skills?

Remote Workers Need Small Talk, Too

Jessica R. Tethot, Allison S. Gabriel, Patrick Downes, and Emily Rosado-Solomon

Small talk has played a crucial role at work, from learning more about colleagues through casual chats to putting others at ease in more serious settings like sales pitches and job interviews.

Have We Taken Agile Too Far?

Colin Bryar and Bill Carr

There’s no denying that agile is a powerful process for product development, but former Amazon executives Colin Bryar and Bill Carr argue that organizations are using it to avoid careful planning and preparation.

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.

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. 

Cheat sheet: DevOps glossary

The Enterprisers Project

DevOps continues to proliferate among organizations looking to add speed and flexibility to their software development process. As a leader, you’ll need to be able to discuss it with both technical and non-technical audiences.

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