CIO Straight Talk - Issue 11 - 20
things to understanding up-and-coming cultures,
demands, interests, tastes, behaviors, and speed
To that end, the BBC Group has established
a high profile "next generation" board that
comprises only people under 30 years of age.
This gives us a completely different perspective
on the world in terms of media and has been
incredibly successful in driving some really
interesting changes throughout the business -
especially since our main board members sit in,
listen, and receive reverse mentoring from the
"next generation" board.
Working with these younger staff members
has given us a completely different perspective
1 However well-intentioned, forcing digital
transformation doesn't work. You need to identify
systems and processes that are ripe for change, ensure that
you have senior stakeholder buy-in, deliver and showcase
the results, and create momentum - which will increase the
appetite for more significant investment moving forward.
2 Effective IT lives or dies on developing world
class teams-finding the right people and helping
them understand how their work can address
challenges from the top.
3 Engaging with younger and more
diverse stakeholders is great insurance
against being blindsided by change.
ONE OF MY KEY ROLES IS TO BUILD
THE RIGHT TEAMS AND...PROVIDE
THEM WITH THE AIR COVER THAT
ALLOWS US TO EXPERIMENT, FAIL
FAST, FLOURISH, AND CONTINUE
of the business that we are working in, what's
important in the workplace to the younger
generation, and more importantly, their own
perspectives on content and platforms in the
new online world. By gaining this insight, you
can put yourself in a much better position to
effectively use technology to support issues and
overcome concerns from the top down.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CIO Straight Talk - Issue 11