This pillar, led by Mr Koh Kok Tian, focuses on people who form the basis of leading capabilities necessary to drive any business transformations, such as digital.
Most CIOs will tap on the talents, creativity and ingenuity of their IT resources to leverage technologies in creating competitive differentiation fortheirbusinesses. Today’s accelerated pace of change is non-linear, punctuated by disruptive technologies that create gaps between IT competencies to the right application of technologies. Beyond capabilities,‘People’ is a multi-faceted subject. The contributed segments from CIO practitioners here offer unique perspectives based on their professional and personal insights on ‘People’.
In this section, Glen Francis offers an interesting account from his early career years of how his mentor taught him the importance of respect. Respect forms the basis of sustained relationships and while one focuses on technology, it is important to not neglect the human aspects.
Ng Tiong Gee discusses the managing of people, how CIOs need to understand the differences of A versus B personalities across cultures and nationalities and how each type requires different management approaches in order to be effective.
Tony Yeoh highlights the need for CIOs themselves to transform and manage the paradoxical aspects of Core Purpose, Charisma, Capability and Competency juxtaposed with Reputation, Relationships, Recruitment and Relevance.
Lau Kai Cheong brings back us back to the importance of setting a clear vision and mission, and devise strategies that can be successfully delivered with the right people, right processes and right technology.
Some key thoughts/ideas expressed in this pillar are:
- “People Agenda, Capability Planning and Job Roles” by Koh Kok Tian
- “Beyond Hardware and Software” by Lau Kai Cheong
- “Engaged Staff, the Responsibility of Managers” by See Yeong Hwee
- “How to Spot, Nurture and Develop Top Talents” by Markus Panhans
- “People Development” by Lee Seng San