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For a CIO, I think it's
an important moment
to reach out to your
employees. Engage a
little bit more in their
personal lives. Ask them
what helps recharge their
batteries.
Visiting the
hunker-bunker
One incredible upside is being able
to get this little window into people's
personal lives. You can look at it as
frustrating and counterproductive. Or,
you can say, " You know what? This is
the reality, so let's enjoy it. Take a little
bit of time to go, 'Wow, yeah, that is a
barky dog. You might get the barkiest
dog award for the year.' " Let's enjoy the
fact that everybody's hunker-bunker is
a little different and really celebrate our
wins despite that.
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For a CIO, I think it's an important
moment to reach out to your
employees. Engage a little bit more
in their personal lives. Ask them what
helps recharge their batteries. Whatever
that is, you've got to encourage it, so
that they don't just run dry. Working
from home is great when it's optional
but it's a hard way to work all the time.
Nothing is fun when it's mandatory.
Despite the months of firefighting,
though, my job hasn't changed that
much. I think the CIO has always been a
change agent, and it's no different now.
* Contract manufacturing is
migrating up the value chain.
* Technology is now so enmeshed
in most products and processes
that you need manufacturing
partners that can handle a
broader range of services and
technical complexity.
* Remote workers need more
emotional support than office
workers because it's easy for
them to burn out.
Our job is still to bring new technology
to light and facilitate change. What is
different is that the velocity of change
and the depth and breadth of the
technology we oversee as it continues
to expand.
Even forgetting the challenges raised
by the pandemic, the job requires
faster response times than it once did.
You can't predict tomorrow as well
as you would like. Instead, you need
more nimbleness, flexibility, consistent
communication, and fast decisionmaking.
Finally, you need to be able to
recognize when the winds have shifted
and " the fire " your client is facing is now
heading in a different direction. When
that happens, take a breather, possibly
adjust some decisions you made earlier
- and get ready for the next blaze.
Takeaways:
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