There is a fundamental mismatch between the way we organize our senior management teams and the way modern commerce has evolved. Wrapping finesse, technology, rules, bureaucracy, and “science” around our C-Suite conventions, designed for nineteenth-century businesses, is not nearly enough to meet the challenges of modern business environments and practices.

This book is for executives who want to enable their C-Suite, and by extension, their organizations, to survive and thrive in the future. It will help them to foresee future challenges and provide suggestions for new working practices at executive level to successfully adapt to those changes. How should executive teams organize themselves, reinvent their roles, and work with stakeholders to evolve and innovate? What is the role of the new C-grade executive – managers, leaders, or something else?

Executives and aspiring executives will find new challenges for organizations and ways to deal with them. Forward-thinking business students will find startling ideas and practical tools for viewing business and its activities. What is the next evolution of the executive function in organizations?

 

This book explores how we can predict it, shape it, and succeed in it.

Business expectations of their IT departments are simple: Deliver IT without fuss, get involved in achieving business results, and provide leadership. But while business emphasis is on business results and leadership, IT is focused on the technology.

How to get your IT Department to Add Real Value to Business presents a practical framework that defines the roles and activities for the CIO to meet business expectations. It introduces a new approach to IT in large organizations, which shifts the focus from day to day technological operations to three critical areas of performance for IT: IT management, business results, and information leadership.

The concepts are simple and elegant but the implementation is increasingly demanding. However, these changes are essential if in-house IT functions are to survive and prosper in organizations.

The author's framework has already proven itself in changing business and IT perspectives significantly. Large organizations have commenced the implementation process, and are reporting significant results. The book offers ground-breaking perspectives on the role of IT in organizations. These perspectives are finding favor with business and IT people alike.

 

The book offers practical and anecdotal examples and plans to assist in implementing the framework.