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Changing of the Reins: CIO to CHRO

By August 17, 2017 No Comments

Jim Steinlage, President & CEO of Choice Solutions –

Working more hours and taking advantage of new tools and technologies (like the smartphone) isn’t making us more productive.  Since 2011 productivity has slowed down.  WorkMarket is calling it a productivity crisis and I agree.

As a leader in providing technology solutions, I am most disappointed in our IT leaders.  Instead of taking the bull by the horns, they have become the bottleneck.

Top three highest ranked distractions in the work place today:

  1. IT issues
  2. Data Processing
  3. Time Entry

Solutions to these distractions are within reach, if CIOs aren’t focusing on the wrong things!

EXECUTIVES PLACING DEMAND ON THE CHRO TO DELIVER A GREAT AND PRODUCTIVE USER EXPERIENCE IS NOW MORE THAN JUST A TREND.

CIOs that are focused on the right things are asking themselves these 5 questions:

  1. Am I focused on transformation with my decision or purchase?
  2. Am I focused on building hierarchical silos or am I building a network of cross functional teams for agility, speed, and accountability?
  3. Is the organization spending more money on digital technology outside the control of IT? And why?
  4. Do I have the skills and vision to unite business operations and technology?
  5. Have I empowered and challenge my team to collaborate across functional teams to see how we can use automation technology to eliminate mundane tasks and busy work?