Many executives don’t want to be bothered by the technology aspects of their jobs and companies. They know they have an IT department and that their company’s chief information officer or chief technology officer will take care of these issues. But it’s often important for other executives to be part of this process. Here are a few ways to involve more executives within the company in the technology side.
- Spend time at a technology hub to meet companies, investors and others.
- Create a reverse mentoring program in the company where younger and more technologically skilled members of the team “mentor” less tech-savvy members.
- Go and actually see what your customers are doing with technology if you can. If you own a series of stores, shop in one of them and see how customers are looking at price comparisons with their phones, how they interact with technology and your products and such.