Tag Archives: CIO

Cure is as important as care

Mennonite Board of Missions. Dr Rutt: looking for a new hospital. Slave Lake, Alberta, 1965.I am fortunate enough to be invited to write guest posts on occasion on HP Business Value Exchange, a site for CIOs.  The latest one tells three stories about the dangers of taking quick, decisive action that only addresses the symptoms of problems.

In customer-land this is akin to enabling your agents to go the extra mile to solve your customer’s problems – without doing anything about why they have the problem in the first place.  It may seem obvious, but it is a logic more pervasive than you might think…

The link is here.

(Image credit: Mennonite Board of Missions. Dr Rutt: looking for a new hospital. Slave Lake, Alberta, 1965).

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Clocks. Not Calendars.

F18 breaking sound barrierThe Need for Speed, my latest guest post for HP Value Exchange, has just been published.  Read it to find out why I think that the speed of the technology organisation is a key factor in setting the competitive advantage of a business.

For customers, for colleagues, for growth: faster is better.

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