Where are CIOs wasting their time?

On too many aspects that don't create value. You need to stick to those things that you identify as being strategically of importance. Manage upwards and build relationships at a strategic level. Aside from that, prioritise projects which might display intangible value initially and with a small effort say a sub-project like O365 for instance, a tangible value model could be developed. Do not fall into the predictability trap. Value is found in the least likely of places or projects. Hunt these down. Key day-to-day tasks are important however be disciplined to focus time on the highest ROI challenges and be wary of the unpredictable. Business after all is about constant change.

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On too many aspects that don't create value. You need to stick to those things that you identify as being strategically of importance. Manage upwards and build relationships at a strategic level. Aside from that, prioritise projects which might display intangible value initially and with a small effort say a sub-project like O365 for instance, a tangible value model could be developed. Do not fall into the predictability trap. Value is found in the least likely of places or projects. Hunt these down. Key day-to-day tasks are important however be disciplined to focus time on the highest ROI challenges and be wary of the unpredictable. Business after all is about constant change.
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On having to deal with operational issues and spending time in countless meetings using soft skills to to clarify and armonize different areas and points of view in order to reach consensus and keep on progressing. That is specially true when there are strong interests that are not aligned with the company way or policies, or hidden agendas.
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