How CIO’s Think: 4 Strategies for Enabling BYOD Innovation

I recently ran a workshop where everyone one turned up with their device. Hardly surprising in today’s world. What did give me a bit of a shock was when I had the grandkids over for a sleepover ­and they both brought their own devices.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

BYOD is here and here to stay, where ever ‘here’ is. And so is Bring you own access (BYOA) and Mobile Device Management (MDM).

In a recent article, Ann Herrmann wrote about BYOD at work and how it can drive innovation. She also talks about BYO-Brain and the impact that can have ­especially for people who have ‘innovation’ as part of their role. She starts her article by saying that, for most people, their mobile device in more important than their morning cup of coffee.

Some of the highlights from the article include:

The HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument) research we conduct scientifically demonstrates that most of us prefer certain modes of thinking over others and that we each have access to more thinking than we might be leveraging.

As a metaphor for how people tend to use their brains and how their thinking works, our Whole Brain Thinking framework shows that thinking falls into four different preference clusters:

1. Performance: Analytical, logical, quantitative thinking

2. Process: Organized, planful, action­oriented thinking

3. People: Interpersonal, communicative, customer­focused thinking

4. Possibilities: Strategic, innovative, conceptual thinking

From our research, we know that once people learn about their preferences and how to stretch and apply their thinking more deliberately, they can lead more effectively and think more strategically to drive innovation, especially when they’re dealing with complexity and change. The implications are particularly relevant to the challenges CIOs are facing.

For the complete article read more here.

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