In a recent edition, Dutch CIO Magazine, partner in the organization of the 2nd BT Business Day on June 7th, mentioned research among CIOs about how they spend their professional time.
About 44% of this time is spent on managing the IT organization and the services the IT department supplies to the rest of the company.
However, CIOs would like to spend more time on three other activities outside the IT department.
Quite some time, approximately 36%, goes to meeting and brainstorming with colleagues regarding strategies and operations outside of IT. In addition, about 10 percent is spent consulting with customers, and another 10 percent of the CIO agenda is dedicated to contribute to other business processes, such as product development or realizing common strategies for corporate social responsibility.
Business goals and IT management
Almost all CIOs who participated in the survey want to spend less time running their IT organization and have more time to work with other stakeholders in the organization in order to better align IT and business needs.
Furthermore, many want to talk more often with customers and partners about the product offering and services, and how these can be improved using IT.
However, CIO writes, all depends on the exact role of the CIO within the organization and how the CxOs look at that role.
How does it work within your organization? More time to manage the IT department or more time for other tasks? Let us know in our BT Let’s Talk LinkedIn group.
The full text in Dutch in CIO Magazine (PDF opens).