This IDC Perspective is part 3 of a multiple-part series that focuses on the digital transformation (DX) objectives with which IT organizations must align. This document explores the results of IDC's 2016 CIO Sentiment Survey to examine the ways in which CIOs are handling a culture shift within IT that focuses more on business outcomes and speed to market, and how they are handling this shift when it comes to their existing and future workforce. This series of studies highlights the challenges inherent in the necessary continuous change in IT leadership.
These studies directly support CIOs and IT executives to:
- Assess digital transformation challenges within their organizations and the CIO's opportunities to contribute
- Look for strengths to leverage and weaknesses to mitigate
- Develop the organizational competencies to connect people, processes, and strategies successfully
"The best laid plans for development and deployment will fall short without the right people to implement those plans," says Mike Jennett, vice president of Research with IDC's IT Executive Program (IEP). "As IT organizations shift through the phases of digital transformation, it is imperative that executives ensure they are hiring, promoting, and nurturing the right people in their organizations to best tackle the unique challenges they will face with DX."