Why CIOs & CEOs Must Shift from Change to Transformation in 2016


The transformation happening in the technology industry is not just about one or two changes. It is about a series of changes that organizations around the world face at once. The situation requires insightful strategic planning, end to End guidance and coaching as not to put at risk the company’s productivity in the process.

For example, moving to the cloud may be seen as one change happening but in reality, there are multiple changes happening, and carried out in several projects. Along with moving to the cloud, one main project is about security. One recurring security requirement is data segmentations of sensitive and less-sensitive data. Many organization have not completed such segmentation and moving to the cloud is one opportunity to do it. Moving to the cloud may lead to multiple projects such as:

  1. Network segmentation
  2. Access Control
  3. New security and policies
  4. New work procedures
  5. Data Encryption and decryption
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Regardless of the chaos all these changes may create in the back office, organization must continue to deliver and keep the business going. No matter the disruption, it must be business as usual. Else, the company may not survive without delivering business.

Furthermore, round the clock production as it is happening on the market today makes time to market even shorter. Therefore not only CIO have to maintain delivery but also, delivery speed must be increased to remain competitive.

As a result, CIOs cannot afford

  • To focus on one change
  • Long project delays
  • People disengagement and resistance to change with their heavy cost and damaging consequences
  • Communication bottlenecks and conflicts caused by mindset misalignments
  • Security breach due to neglect and disengagement
  • Poor collaboration and misalignment between units and center of expertise
  • Senseless and too complexed processes that does not allow room for empowered employees to course correct and waste time and money.
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Instead, they must promote transformation by engaging their organization to

  • Improve teams collaboration (local, virtual and global)
  • Deliver quality solutions/project on time
  • Create a transformed mindset for a transforming environment
  • Reduce cost related to employees’ disengagement, resistance to change, poor strategic planning, uncalculated risks, rework and poor quality,… etc.
  • Create and maintain an environment set up to deliver acceptable quality solutions rapidly in the actual business context.
  • Increase ROI

Transformation is the only solution to guarantee business continuity, productivity, innovation and a healthy workforce in a time of continuous disruption.

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M. Nadia Vincent, MBA

IDENTITY Global IT Management Consultant, Project / Program Manager, Entrepreneur , Trainer, Solution Provider. HOW MAY I HELP YOU? - I help global (IT) companies succeed in delivering global IT solutions by facilitating IT Change Management & Leadership and IT Project/Program management. https://bit.ly/TransformationalLeaders - I help companies increase their productivity and ROI by improving individual and organizational performance, reducing absenteeism costs related to stress and burnout. This is achieved through my program "Energized Corps" PERSONAL RESOURCES - A fierce dedication to performance and continuous improvement - A concrete ability to bring about long-lasting change - An inexhaustible drive to deliver sustainable solutions and bring things to completion - Strong strategic and leadership ability with a positive attitude - Advanced knowledge in the fields of IT management, Stress Management, Project delivery and product creation Specialties: ICT Management with a specialisation in Global ICT Project and Program Management (MBA) - 18+ years experience in Banking, Online Payments, Financial sectors, ... - Global ICT Delivery - Leadership - Change Management - Project and Program Management (PRINCE II, PMI, LEAN)

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