By default or by design, companies have the IT capability they’ve bought and paid for. The CIO, and the IT organization as a whole, reflects a company’s understanding and aspirations for IT. By analyzing the industry, company, and the company’s IT-smarts, business and IT leaders can position their organizations accordingly.
Architecting organizations requires aligning strategy, decision rights, processes, structure, skills, motivators, and values. Essential to high performing organizations are leaders at all levels who have the capacity to collaborate cross functionally, deliver quickly with quality in turbulent times, and realize results that matter to the enterprise.