Building Tomorrow’s Organization – without today’s IT?

Tomorrow's Organization with today's IT

A few weeks ago I wrote about The diminishing role of IT and the CIO.  That post struck a nerve with quite a few readers so I wanted to expand on the topic.   I thought about a case study of some form or perhaps an interview or two but then I thought…why not do … Read more Building Tomorrow’s Organization – without today’s IT?

Technology Selection, Acceptance & Culture

Technology Selection, Adoption & Culture

In my article titled Technology Selection and Cultural Fit, I argue that cultural fit is an important aspect to consider when undertaking Technology Selection projects. While the article was well received by most folks, I did have a few people comment (privately via email and twitter DM) that I was making some broad statements that couldn’t … Read more Technology Selection, Acceptance & Culture

Technology Selection and Cultural Fit

technology selection

Did you know that technology selection is about much more than technology? Yep…its true…..but most people don’t realize it. Many in the IT world love to get asked to be a part of a technology selection project. These types of projects usually provide a learning opportunity for everyone on the team and an chance to … Read more Technology Selection and Cultural Fit

The diminishing role of IT and the CIO (?)

The DIminishing role of the CIO

In a previous article titled The Future of IT & the CIO – Redux of the DoDo I pointed to some survey results that should be alarming to most IT professionals and leaders. The survey, titled The Future of IT (pdf download), basically argues that the role of IT will diminish in the future.  The … Read more The diminishing role of IT and the CIO (?)

Cognitive Dissonance & IT

Cognitive Dissonance has been defined on Wikipedia as an “uncomfortable tension caused by holding contradictory thoughts simultaneously“. A similar definition is found on ChangingMinds.org, among many other websites. Ever found yourself  ‘afflicted’ with cognitive dissonance?  Sure you have. Do you speed during your commute to work?  Intellecutally, you know its wrong but you do it any way. Do you … Read more Cognitive Dissonance & IT

Mining for Knowledge

In my doctoral research, I’ve been researching ways to improve knowledge capture and sharing methods, specifically within project teams but the ideas can be dissemenated around the organization. One of the biggest issues I’ve found while working as a consultant is the amount of knowledge that I walk away with after a project is complete. … Read more Mining for Knowledge