The CIO's IT Organizational Transformation Management Guide: Winning and Keeping LOB Executives' Support
This IDC Perspective discusses the vital importance of working with line-of-business executives on IT organizational transformation. It discusses considerations and obstacles specific to lines-of-business executives and lays out a framework for success at working with lines of business on IT organizational transformation at scale. This document is one of a series of IDC documents that offer CIOs actionable guides to IT organizational transformation among three types of stakeholders: direct reports, C-level executives, and LOB executives. Global IT organizations are being asked to transform themselves to meet competitive challenges in digitally transforming markets and technologies. For a more complete discussion of IT organizational change, see The CIO's IT Organizational Transformation Management Guide: Winning and Keeping C-Suite Support (IDC #US44243618, September 2018) and The CIO's IT Organizational Transformation Management Guide: Leading Your Direct Reports (IDC #US44243518, September 2018)."Technology decision-making power and influence are shifting toward LOB executives, and engaging them in IT organizational transformation can be a tricky balancing act of gaining engagement and support without compromising IT's enterprise technology role," says Marc Strohlein, adjunct research advisor with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "CIOs must work with LOB executives to provide tangible benefits to lines of business, IT, and enterprise digital transformation."
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