Why CIOs should be business-strategy partners

McKinsey&Company latest survey of business and IT executives finds that IT performance increases across the board when CIOs are involved in shaping business strategy.

When CIOs play an active role in business strategy, IT performance on a wide range of functional and business tasks improves. But in McKinsey’s latest survey on business technology,1 few executives say their IT leaders are closely involved in helping shape the strategic agenda, and confidence in IT’s ability to support growth and other business goals is waning. Moreover, IT and business executives disagree strongly on the function’s overall priorities—though both sides agree on the need for better data and analytics talent, a challenge that has grown in importance since the previous survey. The results suggest that closing the gap to engage more CIOs in strategy discussions could deliver business benefits and address widespread concerns over IT effectiveness.

Read the full article at: McKinsey&Company-Why CIOs should be business-strategy partners


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