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7 Ways to Deal With a Poor Communicator

Do you deal with poor communicators in your work? You might have someone who always seems to forget to mention things to you. Maybe you deal with some people who are trying to convey an idea but do it poorly. Perhaps you have to figure out the difference between what someone says and what they … Continue reading

Who needs “process” when we’ve got each other? – Spyder Works Inc.

Standard work and processes are your friend not your enemy, Geoff explains why: Who needs “process” when we’ve got each other? – Spyder Works Inc.

Less Wires, More Data: Harnessing new technology at the network edge

The SmartIndustry conference takes place each year in Chicago during September. I was privileged to be able to share some of our experiences with use of wireless IIoT sensors. Abstract for my session: J.D. Irving and RtTech are working in the Industrial IoT space to connect more assets using wireless sensing and industrial edge devices … Continue reading

8 Ideas for Running Great Team Meetings (That Will Help Your Team Gel) –

Great post from Tom Catalini: Following are 8 specific ideas for how you can run great team meetings and cultivate the type of teamwork that makes great things possible.   Team Meeting Ideas Hold Meetings at Regular Intervals. Adjust the Agenda and Format to Fit Each Meeting’s Specific Purpose. Make Sure Everybody Speaks Up and … Continue reading

Why the CIO reporting structure matters | #CIO

Great article recently published on CIO.com: Does the CEO want to save costs or maximize value? Does the CEO view IT as the driver behind technology or back office systems? In my opinion, there is no other organization in the company that can alter the way the company operates than IT. It is as critical … Continue reading

Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | #CIO

Interesting article from Martha Heller on CIO.com about how CarMax have gone from a traditional IT department to having a product driven approach and used this to drive their digital transformation. For the full article go here: Why CarMax’s “shock the system” digital strategy is working | CIO CarMax’s CIO provides this advice for CIOs who are … Continue reading

#ChangeManagement in a Digital World

Business is changing, everything is becoming digital, even our cars! So what does that mean to Change Management? Is Change going digital as well? Is it becoming easier? Or harder? Or just different? We constantly hear about Digital Business and Digital Transformations. Examples of purely digital companies like Amazon and Google are often quoted, but … Continue reading

Critical success factors for the transformational #CIO | I-CIO

Martha Heller says “It’s time for CIOs to be the business”, she goes on to say: At many companies today, senior management are confused, frustrated and farther away than ever from the promise of digital. With all of the innovation coming out of places like Silicon Valley, they worry that they’re missing out on some … Continue reading

Too much #ChangeManagement?

Is there such a thing as too much Change Management? We hear lots of discussions around projects failing due to lack of change management and I have written various articles encouraging the use of structured change programs. But is there such a thing as too much Change Management? Firstly, what do we mean by too much … Continue reading

Restructuring the C-Suite for Digital Business: The Future of the CMO, CCO, CIO, and CDO

Originally posted on On Digital Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe:
I’ve noticed lately what appears to be an emerging trend in marketing and communications leadership in some large companies. Specifically, the positions of chief marketing officer (CMO) and chief communications officer (CCO) are sometimes being consolidated into a single role, even in very large enterprises. Such consolidation…

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