From talent magnet to business partner to official face of IT, today’s CIOs need to be communicating more than ever before. Great leaders rise to the occasion, armed with a learning mindset and the support of their IT communications partners.
That’s one of the big takeaways from the interviews O&A’s CEO Dan Roberts conducted with more than a dozen IT communications professionals at forward-thinking companies like Asurion, Boeing, and Dignity Health.
In part two of the two-part article for his CIO Whisperers column, Dan shares more lessons from these leaders and reveals how Claus Jensen, CTO of CVS Health, communicates his vision with authenticity and clarity.
Having studied CIO-led transformations over the past three decades, we’ve found that there’s a key differentiator that sets the best apart from all the rest: a strong Communications partner.
Along with the complexities and challenges of IT transformation, the overall business environment is escalating the need for future-focused Communications leadership that understands the strategic IT agenda.
There are a number of reasons why a strong IT Communications partner is particularly important today, including:
O&A’s CEO Dan Roberts recently interviewed IT Communications leaders at a number of successful companies to get an insider view of the role, from both a strategic and day-to-day level. Read part one of the takeaways in his CIO Whisperers column on how CIOs communicate success—and elevate their game.
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