New CIO Starter Guide: Initial 30 Day Goals

If you are reading this, there’s a good chance that you were recently offered a position as a new CIO at a company or, maybe, you just aspire to reach that level in the near future. No matter how you stumbled upon this article, we are happy you are here and look forward to helping you make the most of your situation. As you continue reading through this information and the subsequent articles that come from it, our main goal is to provide what should be viewed as a new CIO starter guide to help you get started.  

Imagine it. You’ve arrived early for your first day as the new CIO at an organization. Everyone is happy to see you and you’ve been greeted with a warm welcome. It seems like seemingly everyone is happy to see that you have been hired. While the initial fanfare may be a welcomed sight, you need to start thinking about the future. The primary goal of this new CIO starter guide is to ensure that you know the next steps to take and how to make a positive impact quickly in your new role. 

Within the first 30 days of manning your post as a CIO, there are a few key things you should keep in mind to make the transition as smooth as possible. In the following articles, we will explore topics like defining who your real boss is, the expectations of your position as a CIO, how to determine the current state of your technology, how to determine the current state of your team and the appropriate way to build allies and relationships at a new organization. With these factors in mind throughout the initial 30 days, you can make a positive impact and establish your place among employees and the C-Suite as a known leader. 

For an experienced CIO, some of the information that we cover may seem obvious. However, that doesn’t make it any less relevant for success in the role of a new CIO. You will quickly learn that forging new relationships as a CIO is just as important as the technology you will work with. We look forward to helping you make the most of your new position as a CIO with this valuable information. 

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