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Ending the reign of the “C-I-No”

This is the second post in a series on bringing transparency into the IT/Business leader discussion.

One of the biggest challenges in the relationship between IT and business leaders is the perception of the CIO as the “C-I-No.”

As we discussed in an earlier post, George Westerman, Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan’s Center for Digital Business, conducted four separate studies that confirmed transparency is necessary for IT and business to work together and bring greater value to an organization.

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Fixing the divide between IT and business executives

This is the first in a series on bringing transparency into the IT/Business leader discussion.

IT executives and business leaders are forced into a corporate marriage—and it can sometimes feel like IT is from Venus and business is from Mars. This type of relationship can be painful for those involved and harmful for the company.

Four separate studies conducted by George Westerman, Research Scientist in MIT Sloan’s Center for Digital Business, found that the solution to making IT and business understand each other and communicate better is transparency.

“Transparency turns bad into good, overcomes suspicion, and helps both parties move forward,” said Westerman in a recent webinar, IT is from Venus, Non-IT is From Mars: Bridging the IT and Business Leader Divide to Improve the Value of IT.”

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