Each month, through our partnership with Harvard Business Review, we update our resource library with five new HBR articles that we think CIOs and IT managers will greatly appreciate. Check out the selected coins below, available to readers until the end of the month.
We’ve all become good enough to adapt to change over the past year and a half. As leaders try to navigate this new business landscape and keep pace, what are the realistic expectations for adapting to the change? How much change is good? How fast should the changes happen? How do we manage the amount of change imposed on us? This article by David Michels and Kevin Murphy explains that the first step is to understand your company’s capacity for change, and then describes the factors that they believe determine a company’s power for change. Find out what the data they uncover means for businesses and employees, along with suggestions for improvement.
Download: “How good is your business for change?” “
With remote working more common than ever thanks to the pandemic, what’s the best way to create a “work from anywhere” agreement when negotiating a job offer? What about those who have discovered that they prefer to work virtually and do not want to return in person to the office in their current position? Discover five steps to negotiate a distance employment contract. For example, be prepared to show the impact you can have despite your physical location. Download for more advice from career coach Susan Peppercorn.
Download: “How to negotiate a distance employment contract”
What are some of the sources of great risk that organizations often overlook when thinking about the ethics of AI? Purchasing managers, senior executives who don’t have the expertise to assess ethical risks in AI projects, and data scientists and engineers who don’t understand the ethical risks of AI. Dealing with these risks requires both awareness and buy-in to your organization-wide AI ethics program. Download this report from AI expert Beena Ammanath and ethical risk specialist Reid Blackman to discover six strategies for success.
Download: “Why Everyone in Your Organization Should Understand the Ethics of AI”
Many organizations are trying to respond to increasing pressures and competitive challenges by asking too much of their employees. But focusing on a few important initiatives can have a bigger impact. By increasing the total value created for their customers, employees and suppliers, IT leaders can position their businesses for sustainable financial success. “An easy-to-use framework called value-based strategy gives leaders a common language for evaluating strategic initiatives and developing a holistic view of the many activities that take place within their organizations. What makes a strategic initiative really worth it? Strategy expert Felix Oberholzer-Gee shares his thoughts in this HBR article.
Download: “Eliminate Strategic Overload”
What do you do if you see that an important task needs to be done but it is not part of your job description? Before you decide to change lanes, consider this research based on the observations and recordings of first responders performing mock incidents with high casualties. Margaret M. Luciano, Virgil Fenters, Semin Park, Amy Bartels and Scott Tannenbaum, authors of this HBR article, note that you have to be aware of the environment, be careful not to exceed the limits of the team and do not don’t forget to update your team and leaders. What is most important is to do any job in a proper way, whether it is in your lane or not. Download this report to learn the essential lessons to consider.
Download: “When to take on tasks that are not part of your job description”
The next normal has arrived, and CIOs play a central and critical role in whether organizations thrive in this reality. This Harvard Business Review Analytic Services research identifies four focus areas for CIOs and IT organizations, based on interviews with CIOs and CTOs from Abbott, Adobe, Equifax, Johnson & Johnson, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Toyota Financial Services and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. , and other technical frameworks. Download this report to discover the 10 new leadership rules adopted by these leaders.
Download: “IT leadership in the next normal”