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Successful Organizational Design Principles for the Office of the Chief Data Officer

Published: 04 November 2015

ID: G00291254

Analyst(s): Mario Faria


The success of the office of the chief data officer is highly dependent on the organizational structure that will be put in place. CDOs should apply the principles presented here when designing their office.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Organize the Office of the CDO Based on Your Company's Business Needs and Expectations
  • Identify What Type of CDO Your Company Expects to Have in Place
  • Perform a Self-Assessment of Your Current Personal Leadership Style
  • Collaborate With Your Direct Reports So They Can Understand Benefits and Consequences of the Organizational Design
  • Always Review and Optimize Your Organizational Structure to Reflect Evolving Business Strategy

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