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Every company wants to grow and become more successful. There is no magic formula to make this happen, but it is generally agreed that in order for this to happen the company cannot stand still. Instead, they always have to be trying new things and growing.
What You'll Hear:
In the IT department, in order to make this kind of growth occur, innovation has to be encouraged to happen. All too often the workers in the IT department can get too involved in their day-to-day tasks to spend any time thinking about innovation. That's where the CIO has to step in.
As the CIO, it is your job to create an IT environment in your department that will not only encourage innovation to happen but will also help it to grow once it starts. A great deal of this has to do with how you communicate to the rest of the department what you want to happen.
Innovation is something that we all know that we want to have happen, but just exactly how to make it occur is what often eludes us. As CIO you are going to have to identify the innovation strategies that will work with your company and your department and then implement them.
It's possible that either innovation projects have been tried in the past and have not worked or, more likely, there is no innovation going on right now. It is your job to change this and make innovation take root and become part of everyone's daily routine.
This book is filled with tools that CIOs can use to introduce innovation into their IT departments. These ideas range from using creative abrasion to employing faux market secrets. No matter what approach you decide to take, the goal is the same: cause innovation to take root and grow.
Making innovation happen is not easy. By listening to this book you will have the ideas and the techniques that you need to cause it to happen in your IT department. Once this happens, it can spread to the rest of the company. This is the kind of leadership that the company is looking for from their IT department.