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Ten Practices CIOs Can Use to Find the People and the Ideas They Need

Published: 16 March 2015

ID: G00275029

Analyst(s): Diane Morello


Windows of competitive opportunity now open and shut faster than businesses anticipate, and meeting goals quickly and effectively can become a defining aspect of success. CIOs should take advantage of proven practices for finding people and ideas to meet demand.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build New Channels of Expertise
    • 1. Expand Expertise Through Members and Supporters
    • 2. Attract People Through Talent Communities
    • 3. Tap Into Fresh, Young Thinkers
  • Galvanize People to Meet Big Challenges
    • 4. Assemble Rapid-Response Experts for Immediate Response
    • 5. Resolve Organizational Standoffs With Skills
    • 6. Build Centers of Excellence in New Areas
  • Uncover Brand-New Ideas
    • 7. Use Hackathons and Competitions to Collaborate With Purpose
    • 8. Launch Open Innovation Events
  • Empower Teams for Growth
    • 9. Fuel People, Reduce Friction
    • 10. Empower Movement Among Teams

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