Surviving your first day as CIO

By admin, August 25, 2010 10:55 am

It's sunrise, your first day as a new CIO. What's your plan?

If all else fails, turn to Geek and Poke: Be Visionary and Decisive.

I don't think anyone would argue with visionary and decisive as critical CIO skills to exhibit on the first day anymore. The days of being conservative and cautious are probably well out the window. Delegation may, however, be a little over-valued right now. Sending subordinates off with a thumbnail sketch of your vision, and you're probably going to get back something of their vision, which undoubtedly looks a lot like the status quo. Change is threatening; when you ask people to change themselves and their environment, you may get something with a new acronym, but probably nothing substantially different.

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