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"Unlike a CIO at a true start-up, which has a clean technology slate from which to build efficient IT systems, I inherited an eclectic mix of technology infrastructures that somehow had to be melded into a cohesive, state-of-the-art IT organization." –

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)

Virgina Guthrie, former CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (talking of the IT and Operations Simplification Program she ran at Dr Pepper)

 
 

A CIO’s First 90 Days: Accelerate Learning. Keep Balance.

A CIO's contribution in any business is wide ranging in its scope. When a CIO joins an organization, the first few days of the tenure are of prime importance, enabling the CIO to understand the company's culture and other critical issues. Surprisingly, research shows that on an average, 10 out of G 2000 CIOs switch jobs every week. With so many things at hand and such a crucial role in an organization, how can a CIO make the best use of this time?

In our latest edition of CIO Straight Talk Magazine, we feature a special section “A CIO’s First 90 Days” that offers genesis-relevant advice — how to get off on the right foot in a new job. We offer the views of two leadership transition experts, Peter High, President, Metis Strategy; author and blogger and Michael Watkins, Chairman, Genesis Advisers; Author of The First 90 Days on the genesis of successful job tenure — what first steps to take in order to ensure success in your new position.

 

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