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Ashu001
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7/30/2014 | 12:21:24 PM
Re: CDO turf
Susan,

You have to look far and Wide to find a CEO in America who is Grounded.

Like this one

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-24/burger-kings-ceo-daniel-schwartz-is-33-years-old

I am not saying he's perfect but he seems to be made of the right stuff and seems to be delivering Results (without too many Complaints from Franchisees).

In Asia,the Problem is very different.

I have seen so many CEOs who are as Ostentatious as their Counterparts in the US.

The Difference though is that a lot of their Wealth is usually Hidden and they are'nt very transparent about it.

But even that culture is changing as People become more Bling-focussed (As a Result crime is going up).

Regards

Ashish.
Ashu001
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7/30/2014 | 12:03:22 PM
Re: CDO turf
SusanN,

Very-Very True.

You need the right balance at the end of the day(Between Extroverts and Introverts).

If you lean just one way or the other(can You imagine how crazy an Organization loaded with just Introverts would be???);The Organization won't have a sustainable and realistic culture in place.

There is a strong possibility such a company won't last the distance.

Regards

Ashish.
Ashu001
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7/30/2014 | 11:42:04 AM
Re: CDO turf
Waqas,

As an IT Consultant who has to deal with these kind of companies regularly;I will agree and disagree with your statement at the sametime.

Because these companies are constantly pressed for Resources and time;every single Employee matters a lot for them.

The Big problem though tends to happen when Owners try to do everything themselves(rather than Delegating effectively).

In that sceanario;where most Employees don't feel the Trust factor (that is so so essential to getting things done) things can get(and do get) Ugly very quickly.

Regards

Ashish.
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7/27/2014 | 9:19:05 AM
Re: CDO turf
Ashish, the mentality of an owner-managed company says otherwise. They are just not bothered as to who comes in and goes out. Ofcourse that affects organizations' performance and such organizations face hurdles in growth because of their people issue.
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7/16/2014 | 4:44:04 PM
Re: CDO turf
@SaneIT: Yes I think it is an attempt to appeal more towards the younger employees. It also eliminates traditional structures of a regular corporation which appeals to them as well. I'm not so certain as to how effective it is operationally or even if younger people appreciate the effort. Social media might just be a short term fad. Who knows how long Twitter or FB will last. And why duplicate the work of their regular website? The next fad is always around the corner so who knows if these positions will last or will be migrated to the next fad?
SaneIT
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7/15/2014 | 4:58:27 PM
Re: CDO turf
@tjgkg,

I'm wondering what is diving those positions then.  Is it an attempt to  build a "younger" company and relate with a younger generation?  If so is it working?  It doesn't make sense to me, I don't see the point of a handful of traditional C level positions in a company depending on the company size though.
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7/11/2014 | 9:22:08 AM
Re: CDO turf
Couldn't agree with you more, Susan. A lot of these new C level positions are really more like specialist positions that can disappear when the fad is over. A true C-level position is one that is crtical for the company to keep functioning and growing.
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7/11/2014 | 9:18:26 AM
Re: CDO turf
There are just too many chiefs out there these days. And a lot of these new fangled C-level positions have people who are too young for the roles. They tend to be faddish instead of functional. A lot of the positions should be part of an existing C position responsibilities or maybe just a mid level manager position.
tjgkg
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7/11/2014 | 9:15:14 AM
Re: CDO turf
From what I understand Jobs chose Cook. But there will never be another Jobs so he chose the best candidate available to run the show. I am sure that there is a good talent pool in Apple but you have to wonder if there are going to be clashes between the Jobs disciples and new folks who want to go in a different direction.
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7/5/2014 | 2:54:00 AM
Re: CDO turf
Susan, hmm. This position may not just be relevant for the transition phase but may be moving into the future, the need of this position becomes so important that sub-roles may have to be defined. Management of everything digital also requires a C-level position.
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