IT Organisation Imperatives : Key Behaviors to Drive IT Transformation

In the face of changing business needs and increased competition, business stakeholders
increasingly demand that the IT organisation be agile, innovative, and able to help identify and lead significant initiatives within their enterprises.

Yet IT organisations are not as good at enabling transformation in the enterprise as they may believe. CIO magazine’s 2015 State of the CIO survey found that 33% of CIOs and 54% of non-IT executives believe that their organisations are “obstacles to non-IT groups’ missions.” To remain relevant, IT organisations must be prepared to help the enterprise transform.

Most IT organisations are built to provide stable, reliable computing resources and services, and they are neither culturally nor structurally built to enable or drive disruptive change. However, to fully support their stakeholders, IT organisations must develop practices and behaviours to support a well-aligned and responsive organisation, including:

– Strong relationships with lines of business (LOBs)
– Strong service orientation
– Increased focus on financial management

These behaviours enable the IT organisation to be agile and responsive and, more importantly, help the broader organisation transform. As an IT organisation becomes increasingly agile, both the
IT organisation and the supported business will see improved results. In today’s economy, business success is often driven by an IT organisation’s ability to innovate and to adapt to change. An IT
organisation that is “future ready” has the infrastructure and organisational practices in place to initiate change, adapt to outside disruptions, and help the enterprise transform.

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