Moving Beyond IT-Centricity
…In other words, the good CIO (one who is admired and respected by both
business execs and staffers) transcends the IT-centricity and
insulation from the business that frustrates business peers, and pushes
the CIO out the door…
My viewpoint is that it’s all a question of semantics, but I think
IT-centricity shouldn’t have its epicentre in the IT function, ie IT-centricity
is a organisation-wide issue.
I believe IT-centricity must stem from the
boardroom. Treating all IT related problems including substandard CIOs as IT
problems is more often than not a mistake. The problem lies somewhere in the
recruitment, development and management spaces.
Somebody somewhere outside the
IT function got one or more of these wrong.