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In an interesting podcast recently, Michael Wong of Genea made the point that commercial real estate’s adoption of technology was in large part a reaction to the economic downturn in 2007-8.
To live up to greatly amplified expectations, CIOs are expected to bring a wider range of skills to the job. Their role has become central to business success, and more than ever it’s about fostering relationships and blazing a trail to digital utilization that works for everyone.
In the course of your work it may sometimes feel like the tail is wagging the dog. Your tools may be putting you through your paces rather than the other way around. Technology is only valuable when we apply it to real world challenges and tasks, so anything that doesn’t support that goal is inefficient. It’s unsustainable and can keep you from being your best.
Change is the engine of progress, and although it can be painful or difficult at times, it is a necessary and positive thing. Like any endeavor in business, change has to be carefully managed to have the best chance at success. Indeed, careful planning will indicate for you exactly what “success” will look like.
As the millennial generation moves into the driver’s seat, and the Boomers start to exit stage left, ideas about what’s important in the workplace are evolving. In fact, millennials are the largest demographic group among U.S. workers. There’s so much being said about this group, I’m sure they’re sick of hearing “millennial this” and “millennial that” - as if they’re some kind of bug bringing about the plague.
Even in a workplace with a great physical environment, a crack team, and all the tools necessary to get the job done, we can find something lacking. Even the most stellar team won’t live up to its potential if the organization has failed to develop a strong company culture.
With the advent of social media, our potential influence expanded exponentially. Any user can now have a voice, possibly reaching thousands and playing a role in their decision-making.
A lot of us are just getting used to working with the millennial generation, that collaborative, flexible, socially-conscious demographic that makes up the majority of the current workforce.
No offense, but no matter how big your data is, it might not be doing what it could be. In actuality, its massive size can really be a barrier to getting the most out of the information it contains.
When most of us hear the term “over-sharing,” we recall our sister posting 50 photos of her engagement ring or a colleague providing in-depth coverage of his vacation in the Poconos.