It’s called human resources for a reason

ReImagine Work

It was a great day when the personnel department changed the name on the door to human resources. Why I became an advocate of human beings at work. I started out as an information technology professional. About 7 years into my IT career I realized I didn’t love the technology enough to excel over the long haul. Projects could be more successful and deliver more quickly if we treated people like human beings. The word “humanely” often gets fed back to me.

How to Find and Hire the Right Digital Talent for Your Organization - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

By Dave Aron, Global Research Director, Leading Edge Forum, DXC Technology. This is especially important and challenging in the IT and digital domains, because the “artist formerly known as the IT organization” is evolving rapidly as new technologies take hold. In particular, CIOs tell us that data scientists, security experts, and enterprise architects are hard to find. The LEF is DXC Technology’s commercial think tank.


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All Boards Need a Technology Expert

Harvard Business Review

Like almost every other major industry today, banking relies on hugely complex, enormously expensive technology. I discovered that only one bank had a board member with some direct experience in technology and in that case it was as a sales executive. Technology is the most important agent of change today; hardly any industry is immune to both its value-creating and disruptive potential. The truth is that many industries today employ outdated technology.

The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Harvard Business Review

Our research, conducted in partnership with Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CEB (formerly the Corporate Executive Board), Intel, and TNS Global, finds that corporate leadership has lost confidence in the CIO as a strategic partner and views IT as a commodity rather than a difference-maker. Clearly the roles of CIO and the IT organization need reinvention — and that''s the conversation we''ve been having over the last few months in webinars and posts.

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Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Human resource leadership. Today’s information security leaders are faced with: Technology aligned reporting structure. Security leaders are primarily reporting to the CIO. Security initiatives viewed primarily as technology solutions create misalignment with business requirements. Meaning, the bad hackers don’t care if you are required to comply with a policy or law, nor do they care about your budget or resources.

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Can You Live Without a Data Scientist?

Harvard Business Review

I would argue that they are the most important resource for capitalizing on big data. While there is a lot of Hadoopalooza in the technology press about the tools for managing big data, and they are wonderful, it's also true that they are a) widely available, and b) mostly free. The other necessary resource, massive quantities of data, can also be found on every virtual corner these days. Human resources IT management Information & technology

Female Leadership on the Decline in Canada :: Women on Business

Women on Business

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A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

From my experience, I believe that there are four highly interdependent categories of contributions the CIO and IT function should make. I''m often struck by how many articles exclusively focus on new or emerging technology and their productivity or efficiency effects. Every discussion on the role of IT and CIOs should start with the question: "What are the potential uses of this technology that will guarantee we stay in business?"

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Is Anyone Really Responsible for Your Company's Data Security?

Harvard Business Review

But when I put the question to top management, well, they''re busy — not their problem, that''s for sure — and they refer me to the chief information officer or the chief technology officer. They refer me to the chief information security officer, but she works for the CIO, who doesn''t much like to hear what''s wrong with the system he built. This is a management failure, not a technological problem. Information & technology Managing uncertainty Risk management

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You Don’t Need to Be a Silicon Valley Startup to Have a Network-Based Strategy

Harvard Business

Sponsored by DXC Technology. In a traditional business, there is little connectivity or co-creation, so the enterprise value is equal to the “mass” of the company — its human resources, financial assets, intellectual property, and physical goods. Every organization has five types of capital: human, financial, intellectual, physical, and relational. Human capital. After all, we call the department human resources.

Understanding Customers Is Everyone's Job

Harvard Business Review

The only way it can happen: marketing, IT, operations, and human resources functions must collaborate in unprecedented ways. Leading marketers are looking to influence all their customer interactions by working closely with operations and their chief human resource officers on the company culture. Going to market effectively these days, no matter what business you''re in, means relating to customers as individuals — even if there are millions of them.