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Chief Digital Officer – who should they report to?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 22, 2013

Prior posts have discussed the need for a Chief Digital Officer as well as the different types of Digital Officers.  This post concentrates on the range of possible reporting relationships...

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The Chief Digital Officer, you may not need one.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  March 6, 2013

Digitalization requires a type of collaboration that spans the organization to create a digital edge based on an integrated customer experience. The idea of a ‘chief” role responsible for a...

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30 Rock Finale shows that it is hard to end on a high note, perhaps it is better just to move on.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 4, 2013

Last week I missed the series finale of 30 Rock due to bad weather delaying my flight by a few hours.  Good thing for HULU.  After watching the episode it...

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Forget about resolutions and figure out your resolve

by Mark Mcdonald  |  January 2, 2013

New Year’s resolutions come and mostly go by the wayside in large part because they are weak commitments to things we already know that we are not going to do....

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Are we asking the right questions concerning the future of IT?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 5, 2012

Everywhere I look, including on this blog,  people are telling each other what they need to do to be successful.  “Use this process,” “create this type of strategy,” “apply this...

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Is the IT organization, as we know it, worth saving?

by Mark Mcdonald  |  December 4, 2012

A prior post introduced the idea that we need to ask the right questions about IT before we can consider how to lead and change IT.  This is the first...

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A Social Organization means business

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 13, 2012

A few people have asked me about the applicability of the social organization to business.  They are of the opinion that anything with the moniker 'social' is associated with societal...

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Gartner Symposium – Goa India: What I learned from CIOs attending the event.

by Mark Mcdonald  |  October 15, 2012

Last week more than 250 CIOs attended Gartner Symposium in Goa, India. This year’s event was the second symposium in India with last year’s held in Mumbai.  In talking with...

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Pre-strategy is a matter of Principles and Diagnosis

by Mark Mcdonald  |  August 8, 2012

'Having a plan for the plan' is an effective tool for starting any large or complex project.  Defining a business strategy is definitely complex project.  Creating a plan for the...

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Consumerization compliments and completes the other forms of management

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 29, 2012

The modern organization is a complex adaptive system.  We have managed that complexity through different combinations of organizational decomposition, process standardization and functional specialization.  A strategy based on managing big...

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