How to inspire and make way for innovation
“Management teams often assume they can leapfrog best practices for basic data analytics by going directly to adopting artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. But companies that rush into sophisticated artificial intelligence before reaching a critical mass of automated processes and structured analytics can end up paralyzed,” explain Nick Harrison and Deborah O’Neill, authors of this Harvard Business Review article. Download this article to learn if your organization is really ready for AI and other advanced technologies, and what it takes to get there.
"Bringing new technology and tools into your organization can increase productivity, boost sales, and help you make better, faster decisions. But getting every employee on board is often a challenge. What can you do to increase early and rapid adoption? How can you incentivize and reward employees who use it? And should you reprimand those who don’t?" These are the questions journalist Rebecca Knight posts in this Harvard Business Review article. Learn your options from her reporting.
Sharing details about your life can be a valuable way to build relationships in the workplace. But self-disclosures can also lead to oversharing, which can do more harm than good in the office.
In this Harvard Business Review article, the authors explore how to be authentic without oversharing. Their findings are based on studying and consulting on leadership development, team building, and communication skills combined with more than 40 years worth of research in social and organizational psychology. Download this article to learn how to be authentic without oversharing.
"We tend to believe that true innovators are a rare breed. But most people are quite capable of original thinking, and leaders can set them up for success by building a culture of nonconformity. Unfortunately, leaders often fail to do this because they have trouble moving past their flawed assumptions — for instance, believing that doing fewer things leads to better work and that strong cultures squash originality." Download this article to find out how to, "give employees ways and reasons to generate lots of new ideas."
Innovation. Every company strives for it. But how does it really happen? And what is standing in its way? In this Harvard Business Review article, Tony McCaffrey and Jim Pearon use the example of the Titanic, and the number of solutions passengers and crew alike could have used to save more lives had they addressed three cognitive barriers identified in the article. These barriers are, "the enemy of innovation," and after learning and recognizing them, teams will be able to get unstuck and "brainwarm" an innovative solution.
CEOs increasingly want their IT teams to generate revenue for their organizations. In new research, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services interviewed 15 prominent CIOs who are using IT to drive revenue. In this report, you'll learn their strategies for turning IT into a revenue generator, including four essential skill sets.
Download the full report: "Revenue-Generating CIOs: Smart Strategies to Grow the Business"
The pace of business is accelerating, and organizations are demanding more from their information technology teams. They need IT departments that act as hubs of innovation, not just cost centers.
In The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change, more than 20 contributors from open source communities, companies, and projects offer hard-won lessons and practical advice for creating a more open IT department—one that can deliver better, faster results and unparalleled business value. We invite you to download the guide now.
Increasingly, IT leaders are being seen as revenue generators for their organizations. It’s by no means a new mandate, but it’s one that’s gaining steam as IT’s role takes on even more prominence in organizations. In this roundtable discussion, three leading IT executives share why they believe IT needs to shed the cost center mentality and become top-line producers.
Talent shortages in IT are nothing new. In fact, CIO Magazine devoted a special issue to the topic in the early 1990s. Even with recent technology slowdowns and whole layers of the IT stack being abstracted at a dizzying pace, the unemployment rate for most IT jobs remains close to zero. Skilled technologists are being recruited in the same way sports prodigies are, often after their first year of college. To look for solutions in this talent-constrained environment, The Enterprisers Project gathered four top IT executives from the Greater Atlanta area for dinner and an evening of conversation. Download the roundtable for the conversation highlights.
Surviving the IT talent crisis has become a critical component in a company's ability to compete and succeed in the digital economy. CIOs must collaborate with HR leaders to overhaul legacy approaches to finding, attracting, and retaining IT talent that is capable of keeping up with the demands of digital transformation, according to new research by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.
Learn practical, actionable advice from CIOs and business leaders who are defining the new best practices for IT talent management. Download the full report: “IT Talent Crisis: Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders.”