Gartner Research

Influencing Strategic Business Change Primer for 2017

Published: 23 January 2017

ID: G00323214

Analyst(s): Patrick Meehan , Elise Olding , Leigh McMullen , Janelle Hill , Bruce Robertson

Summary

CIOs are in a unique position to be change agents. However, they must move beyond simply running IT and engage in long-term growth and transformation planning as a part of board-level discussions.

Table Of Contents

Scope

Analysis

  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How do I build credibility as a C-suite player?
    • How does IT ensure its workload is appropriately balanced, not just for running, but also for growing and transforming, the business?
    • How does IT gain a view of the business, including mission-critical priorities?
    • How does IT shift from having transactional relationships with the business units to having business consultative relationships?
    • How do I become a leading corporate development player in driving technology company acquisitions?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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