How to hit the ground running as a new CIO
The CIO’s first 100 days
CIOs stand more chance of being successful in a new role if they have prepared for the job carefully, thinking ahead of time about what they want to achieve and how they plan to achieve it. That planning process should begin at the interview stage and continue during the period prior to the job being taken up. The first 100 days in the job will also be crucial. One challenge for CIOs taking up a new role is to ensure that new colleagues, at every level of the organization, form the right perceptions of them. A second priority should be to understand early on what the organization wants and needs from its new CIO. Those who do not confront these challenges until they arrive in office are missing an opportunity to get a valuable head start.
Uwe Michael Mueller, EMEIA Performance Improvement Leader at EY gives insight into preparing for CIO interview’s and making the right impact once in the job.
Magnus Graf Lambsdorff, Partner at Egon Zehnder International, a global executive search firm, adds some useful tips for those CIOs preparing for a new role.
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