Members of the C-suite are becoming more and more aware of how critical information technology is to an organization. According to a recent JWC partners’ survey, as it relates to information technology, C-suite leaders are the most concerned with the following: cyber security, digital disruption, and innovative technology advances.
As such, technology leaders are now making more appearances before the C-suite to discuss the company's IT strategy and technology direction. For any technology leader, delivering insight and intelligence to help C-suite leaders better understand the value for their IT investment and IT team is imperative, but this is unfortunately easier said than done. If you are looking to deliver value to the C-Suite at your company, here are 5 tips to help you get started:
- 1. Minimize Complexities
By 2020, only 20% of technology implementation efforts will come to fruition. According to Gartner, 80% failure will be attributed to complexity. I think most people can agree that technology within organization can sometimes be overly complex, and that is what can ultimately stall technology implementation efforts when new tools and systems are potentially being introduction. In an effort to cut costs, many organizations are moving towards automated processes, but if these processes are not efficient and don't show value, they will not be successful and can oftentimes increase the complexity of processes within the organization. At the end of the day, it's the responsibility of the IT leadership team to successfully integrate modern technology into the workforce and culture in order to achieve increased productivity for the company with minimal complexity and internal disruption.