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Cisco: Five to Thrive in a Disruptive Environment: Part 2

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Cisco: Five to Thrive in a Disruptive Environment: Part 2
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In my previous blog, I introduced the concept of Five to Thrive. These leadership tips can help you navigate a world of astounding change and mind-boggling opportunities. And, hopefully, avoid the risks and threats hiding around every corner.

To learn about the first three—Recognize the Source of Value, Take Action Against Blind Spots, and Stop Failing Fast—visit my previous blog. Today, I’m sharing No’s. 4 and 5 in Five to Thrive: Close the Loop on Technology Investments and Build a Listening Infrastructure.

To innovate, and ultimately succeed, we need to pay particular attention to how we innovate, not the tools we use to innovate. You might think this runs a bit counterintuitive from an IT perspective. But not so. Our world has changed so much—and so fast—that the how should always come first.

No. 4: Close the Loop on Technology Investments

Technology investments begin and end with people.  For instance, you start by identifying a problem that impacts people–your customers, partners, suppliers, or employees. Then you identify a dark asset. A thing you want to connect that’s not physically connected today. The next step is to extract data from that asset, and apply analytics to impact business process. So far we have People, Things, and Data. Many tech leaders stop at this point without closing the loop by fundamentally providing a connection back to people, which results in a new action being taken and value recognized.

Read the entire article here, Five to Thrive in a Disruptive Environment: Part 2

Via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.

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