What Does Impact Mean to the CTO of a Top IT Organization? Read On.

The short answer: Impact = Assess Effectively + Plan Well + Create Value + Get Along

A successful new hire has been defined in many ways by many people. My ears perk up when the chief technology officer at a company recognized as one of Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT offers his insight.

Nirup Krishnamurthy of The Northern Trust Corporation had this to say when asked what he considered a successful hire to be:

“Someone who within the first two years has made impactful contributions to the team he or she has joined. Someone who fits into the culture and environment and successfully works with peers and business partners. Also, someone who can quickly assess a situation and come up with a plan that actually creates value for the company or for whatever his or her job is.”

I’ve personally seen Nirup in action at two companies be able to effectively align and use technology as a strategic lever to partner with and drive the business. You can find more of Nirup’s insightful and thought-provoking answers in his recent interview with CIO magazine on what matters most to succeed in IT at a top company. I suggest that you take a look at the article. I am confident you will learn a nugget or two that you can immediately apply, no matter your level.

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