What does a fractional CIO do? Way To Go Award

We are continuing our series that gives back to the industry answering the question, “What does a fractional CIO do?” and each article will outline a specific service offering of Outsourced CIO LLC in the day and the life of a fractional CIO.  Some call this “virtual” Chief Information Officer or “fractional” CIO (we prefer fractional as the “vCIO” term has become a buzzword and misleading – see our FAQ on this).  Because the fractional CIO creates value for growing businesses who might not otherwise be able to afford a Chief Information Officer, our topic for today is “Way To Go Award”

Way To Go AwardThis is a quarterly service, estimated time 2 hours.

Deliverable:  A nomination and communication of an internal award for great achievement.

Description:  During the Quarterly planning we propose a candidate for the “Way to Go Award” for extraordinary achievement. It can be for proactive work, valuable research, leadership or any other value we’d like to highlight.  Develop an award program internally to praise the team members/vendors who did something remarkable.  Job misery is costly to an organization and it amazing how some processes in place to reward performance can help staff/employees find fulfillment.  All of us crave recognition, and sometimes the fractional CIO can be the catalyst to start a movement that transforms a business from employee church to retaining the best talent.  By working with the leadership and formalizing the process, it becomes a part of the culture versus just another “warm and fuzzy HR thingy.”


  • Way To Go Award Template
  • Way To Go Award To-Do List Template
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That’s is it!  That is what a fractional CIO does.  Have a tech-stress free day from Outsourced CIO LLC, where we demystify technology for growing businesses.

*Extra resource reinforcing the topic area is below.  Disclaimer, resources/links are not necessarily endorsing the products, goods, and services of the author and should not be construed as an Official OCIO endorsement of said resource/vendor.