Computerwoche – Raoul Nacke and Lutz Tilker

Dispute over the digital leadership competencies

Can a CIO be the CDO at the same time? The personnel consultants of Eric Salmon & Partners say: No! CIOs must be technically oriented, CDOs have to develop new business models. Those are two entirely different requirements.
Whether the digitalization is a more a revolution or an evolution is arguable. However, management culture and therefore the entire management itself need to change in the foreseeable future. Why? The digitalization is setting new requirements. The process’ inner dynamic requires sharing information and applying a corporate culture that is based on transparency, connectivity, participation and flexibility. Hierarchical management structures are prone to fail.

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