The CIO's IT Organizational Transformation Management Guide: Leading Your Direct Reports
This IDC Perspective discusses the critical role of the CIO's direct reports in IT organizational transformation. It discusses considerations and obstacles specific to the CIO's team and lays out a framework for succeeding with 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. Digital transformation has created enormous strain on global IT organizations, which are being asked to transform themselves to meet competitive challenges in 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: Winning and Keeping LOB Executives' Support (IDC #US44243418, September 2018). "Direct reports represent the CIO's most challenging and important audience for organizational transformation," says Marc Strohlein, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "CIOs need to unleash the creativity, energy, and passion embedded in their organizations, starting with their direct reports. If the direct report leadership tier is not aligned with desired mission outcomes for both IT and the broader enterprise, failure is likely."
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