I received an email from Strategic CIO Journal entitled – Top CIOs Become Business Process Czars.
The key focus of the article was raising the bar on CIOs to become more broadly engaged in the overall business and the processes to deliver value.
Now, I’m not going to critique the article. Because it was the title alone that inspired this response. It made me think about senior technology leaders – CTOs, CIOs, and any senior technology leader in a larger organization.
It made me think of their Prime Directive. Is it:
Business Process Leadership?
Or is it, Culture Builder?
The article seemed to allude to role moving from a focus on #1 to #2. And that is a relevant and important shift given today’s Digital Transformation strategy focus.
But that being said, in some ways, I think the article set the bar too low or in the wrong direction.