Technology is more important than it has ever been, yet technologists are often still kept at arm’s length from business decisions and discussions. In a difficult, ever-changing world of problems requiring complex solutions and creative innovations delivered on almost impossible timelines, this disconnect has and will continue to create havoc in our organizations.
Technologists and technology leaders need to “Get in the Boat” with the business leaders to mitigate the daily challenges in real time and not purely in a reactive mode. A Technologist can be relevant. They can be an integral part of an organization’s success. They should join business leaders in the main boat to help them navigate obstacles and steer toward triumph.