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April 01, 2020

ServiceNow rethinks checklists with automated digital workflows

 

The Workflow Quarterly Innovation Issue is live! The Spring edition of our quarterly research journal, released today, looks at how CIOs can harness talent and technology to foster innovation that drives business results. Based on a global survey of business leaders and interviews with some of the world’s most accomplished CIOs, we present an innovation agenda for IT. 

The Innovation Issue is guest edited by Dave Wright, chief innovation officer at ServiceNow. Our lead author is veteran tech journalist Dan Tynan, a frequent Workflow contributor and former EIC of Yahoo Tech. You can check out the full experience here.

The Innovation Issue includes a video conversation between Wright and ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott on how CEOs can help nurture productive innovation across the enterprise. Take our interactive quiz to gauge your own organization’s innovation maturity, and check  out insights from tech leaders at Microsoft, Comcast, Crown Agents Bank, the New South Wales Police and other organizations worldwide. 

One key finding is what we call the “innovation paradox.” With businesses spending more than ever on digital technology, CIOs are feeling the heat to deliver innovation.  However, doing so means focusing less on technology and more on teamwork.

Additional findings include:

  1. Innovation Imperatives: Our research revealed key steps to becoming a best-in-class CIO, including creating tools that employees want and need, thinking beyond new tech, building productive relationships across the c-suite, and leveraging AI and automation.
  2. The impact of innovation on the enterprise. There’s a relationship between innovation and business growth, including better planning and decision making, improved risk management, and financial gains (an opportunity to unlock 9% more revenue).
  3. Best practices in measuring innovation: With businesses spending more than ever on digital technology -- especially during uncertain times -- CIOs are feeling the heat to deliver innovations that yield concrete business results.  

We hope you enjoy the Innovation Issue. The Workflow Quarterly team is now hard at work on the Customer Issue, which looks at the future of customer service management. It’s scheduled to launch at the end of June. 

Meanwhile, please check out the daily Workflow site and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter for fresh insights on digital transformation and the future of work. 

 

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Topics

  • Total experience companies outperform: prism refraction with an arrow pointing to the right
    Employee Experience
    Survey says: Total experience-focused companies outperform
    Organizations are aligning employee experience and customer experience to create a positive total experience. See findings from the latest research.
  • 4 ServiceNow employees who worked on support case creation and auto-agent workflows
    Now on Now
    Streamlining support case creation and administration
    When customer feedback revealed areas ripe for improvement, ServiceNow employees listened and upgraded two support workflows: case creation and auto-agent.
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): business man looking at phone while standing on bridge overlooking a city
    IT Management
    How the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) truly supports business
    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) delivery model can help IT leaders manage the transition from a stability-focused to a continuously evolving infrastructure.

Trends & Research

  • Total experience companies outperform: prism refraction with an arrow pointing to the right
    Employee Experience
    Survey says: Total experience-focused companies outperform
  • Customer service: smiling businessman on phone walking outdoors
    Customer Experience
    Survey: 3 tips to deliver world-class customer service
  • Enterprise SRE (site reliability engineering): where service reliability and business agility meet
    Application Development
    Service quality and the rising need for enterprise SRE

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