(“In Case You Missed It Monday” is my chance to showcase something that I wrote and published in another venue, but is still relevant. This week’s post originally appeared on VMBlog)
Over the past year, we’ve
seen a shift in the dynamic between technology specialists and the C-suite.
While they once operated in siloes, it’s becoming clear they need to work in
tandem for an effective IT strategy. Whether it’s modernizing legacy infrastructure,
finding cost-effective alternatives, or anything in between, executives can
lean on the expertise of IT professionals to drive optimal business performance
operate in a world dominated by services. The days of CapEx IT spend and yearly
budgeting are behind us. Decision-making occurs not in years and quarters, but
with an in-the-moment adaptability allowing executives to remain competitive in
modern business environments.
These elements are
changing the makeup of C-suites. We’re seeing a shift away from boardrooms
dominated by legacy executives as leadership becomes more encompassing of the
skillsets needed to achieve success in today’s technology-driven economies. As
executives continue to evolve in 2020 and beyond, we can also expect to see a
greater convergence between the C-suite and the IT department to identify
common ground to achieve modernization, digitization, and transformation.
executives historically haven’t understood each other. This lack of
understanding has added layers of complexity resulting in expensive
misunderstandings for organizations as they seek to modernize. Evolved C-suites
will identify this challenge and see it as an opportunity to help bridge the
language gap between IT and executives.
Evolved executives will seek mentoring opportunities with tech pros to ultimately result in better use of technology for businesses. Changing the dialogue with IT means leadership won’t have to distill technical jargon, and they can more effectively work toward the common goal of ensuring business performance.