Meet the Conductor-as-a-Service (CaaS). CaaS conducts and orchestrates your successful transformations. CaaS ensures earlier, better and long-lasting results!
The IT Director has many similarities with the role of a conductor. An IT Director has a large playing field which he oversees to achieve the desired result. A playing field where several actors have their own role.
The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is seen as the music temple of (at least) the Netherlands and its surroundings. Not long ago I listened to Händel’s Messiah. A masterpiece if you ask me and an experience from beginning to end (including the joint Hallelujah after the last tone). What I saw and heard there (have experienced?) is how the conductor (Pieter Jan Leusink) orchestrates a magisterial piece of music with the orchestra (Bach Choir Orchestra of the Netherlands).
“I do not like booths, I approach all music from my intuition. Of course, the building blocks must be good, have quality. But in the end it’s all about the inspiration, about what’s behind the notes, about communicating with your audience through the music. Conducting is like demystifying a mystery, because music serves a higher purpose. If you are not in the trap of intricacies, it is actually very simple. I see possibilities, not difficulties. I try to seduce an orchestra into music because I do not want to force musicians. That is counter-productive. The point is that everything is open, that the energy keeps flowing. I am always looking for those moments when the notes begin to sag, like hot asphalt in the blazing sun. “- Arthur Arnold
The characteristics of the Conductor-as-a-Service correspond to the characteristics of a conductor.
- Full focus towards result: From the very beginning all the arrows focused on the intended result.
- Convince: Bringing all those involved into the upcoming change. Convince where necessary with passion, inspiration and energy.
- Connector: All parties and individuals who each seek strength and specialism together and enter a relationship with it. This characteristic also ensures that all those involved are and remain “on board”.
- Motivator: Motivating all parties and individuals to get the best out of themselves. The following applies: Making mistakes is allowed but learn from it and from each other.
- Coach: where necessary, coach the individual and the team towards optimal cooperation.
- Holistic view: always maintain an overview of the entire landscape (stakeholders, IT, people, suppliers).
- Interpretation: the translation of demands and wishes into the result.
- Coherence: ensures the availability of the right roles and capacities within the teams and then ensures its coherency.
The IT Director is the conductor of your transformations.
Conducting can be defined as directing the change (the transformation). As IT Director, we take ownership of the change (leading the transformation). The IT Director orchestrates the changes, ensures that every actor gets the best out of himself and realizes the interaction.
In the parallel with the orchestra and the conductor, this transformation is clearly visible when several persons (as individuals) initially report at the gate of the Concertgebouw. A single violinist does not make an orchestra, it’s all about the collaboration. Only when this collaboration arises the isolated, individual sounds change to a collective whole.
A successful result in harmony as a result; guided, motivated and controlled by the Conductor.
Examples of roles where the CaaS can support you:
- Program Management – With a holistic view of the complete playing field, the CaaS orchestrates the intended result.
- Sourcing agreements – setting up the management organization (the orchestra) and leading the organization so that the transition to outsourcing is realized. Both towards the supplier (s) and within your own organization.
- Director IT – Digital Transformation. Ensure you thrive in a change environment.
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