Digitization on Boards 4 | The Keys to High Performance

As key members of executive teams, digital leaders are jointly responsible for organizational growth. Our 4th edition of ‘Digitization on Boards’ looks into the keys to digital performance.

Examining digitization through the eyes of digital leaders, we ask: What are successful digital executives doing better? Where can digital executives and non-executive boards focus — and win?

Our report surfaces a ‘virtuous circle’ of confidence, competence and outcomes in digital leaders and their High Performing Organizations. But even strong performers have clear avenues to raise their digital game.

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Where can digital executives and boards focus to build healthy growth?

This highly targeted research compares the perspectives of a select group of C-suite or Board-level digital leaders from fast-growth organizations with low-performing equivalents. Both groups represented multiple sectors; approximately 40% with over 5000 employees. The fast-growing group posted minimum €50m revenue. The senior digital executives were asked to rate 2 major dimensions

  • Their own competencies
  • Their own organizational context

Our Dashboard Pinpoints Significant Competency Gaps and Opportunities

Job Voorhoeve, Leader of Amrop's Global Digital Practice, sets the scene: “In this complex environment, our research maps clear avenues for improvement to boost business performance through digitization. We argue that digital executives are jointly responsible for transformation, so they need to be fully up to speed on their own competencies. The research provides a dashboard that captures the main dimensions and skills CIOs and their equivalents need to master. These skills need to be hired, coached and mentored; they can no longer be left to chance. Digital executives deserve support in making the business case to boards in a clear and compelling way. In turn, boards should be in no doubt of their role in igniting an organization’s ability to harness the power of digital for transformation and growth.”

Read the Full Report to view the Amrop Digital Competency model and discover the specific items where leaders of high and low performing organizations post the biggest gaps. 

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Find the full story and data in our Report, as well as dashboards to run your own diagnosis.