New-to-Role CIOs: The First 100 Days

Getting CIO transitions right is critical to creating more organizational value.

Avoid these common mistakes made by new CIOs

Transitioning into the role of a CIO or other leadership roles can be one of the most stressful, yet rewarding, career milestones for an individual. Getting transitions right is critical. 

Learn to recognize the five common mistakes made by new CIOs so you can emerge a stronger and more effective leader. 

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    CIOs today are facing unprecedented challenges to improve business outcomes, transform business models, modernize technology and enhance customer experience. Gartner supports CIOs and technology leaders by providing actionable, objective insights that enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance.

    Through 2020, at least 25% of CIOs will be "in transition" at any given time, changing their organizations and/or their roles.

    CIOs are crucial to digital transformation

    Transitioning into a new CIO or other leadership role can be one of the most stressful, yet rewarding, career milestones for an individual. A new leader joining the business is also a disruptive event for an organization and its people, so getting transitions right is critical. A well-engineered transition process accelerates a new leader’s success creating more value for the organization.

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    CIOs in transition: Accelerating time to impact

    Whether you’re a seasoned CIO taking on a fresh challenge or a recently promoted executive in a new role, it’s important to get your first few months as a CIO right. Achieving success at the beginning of your leadership journey is challenging, but essential.

    Tactics to avoid or escape the five fatal pitfalls: Listen, imagine, empathize.

    Insights you can use

    New-to-role leaders often have to navigate their transitions alone, onboarding themselves while trying to establish a new vision for their organizations and quickly execute high-impact projects and changes. Gartner can help optimize this transition by providing peer insights and practical tools to overcome the common challenges for new CIOs.

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    CIOs must continually influence the redesign of the enterprise operating model as digital initiatives accelerate. Use this infographic to identify business capabilities that need to frequently change to keep pace with shifting market demand.

    The CIO’s Role in Preparing for Digital Business Acceleration

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