Here are the C-Suite Titles to Watch in 2022

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As the world changes, the C-suite evolves and adapts to new trends, technologies and cultural shifts. Effectively the C-suite is a group of executives who manage, monitor and make strategic decisions regarding a particular team at a company.

The Org has compiled a list of five C-suite titles to keep an eye out for in 2022.

Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

A Forrester report predicted that demand for CXOs will grow by at least 25% alongside the demand for higher quality user experiences.

CXOs are tasked with monitoring and ensuring their customers have the best experiences with their products or business. With the increased adoption of AI and VR, it will be the CXO’s job to ensure that these experiences are seamlessly integrated into the business.

Chief Innovation Officer (CINO)

Less than 20 years ago, the CINO position was pretty much unheard of, but today, almost 30% of S&P 500 companies have executives who are responsible for innovation at the company.

Unlike the CXO, the CINO looks inward at the company’s IT systems instead of outwards at its customers. The CINO is responsible for developing new ideas to improve technologies and executing ideas from others. They’re tasked with fostering a culture of creativity and innovation within the company and should have strong interpersonal and analytical skills.

Chief Remote Officer (CRO)

There is no doubt in today’s world that remote work is here to stay, and more companies with distributed workforces have realized that they need someone in charge of coming up with remote work solutions that can better improve the experiences of their employees.

Chief among the CRO’s duties is refining their organization’s hiring processes and looking for solutions that enable better cross-functional collaboration.

"A head of remote can have a big impact on the culture of a company by finding novel ways to connect people and foster deeper working relationships," Jonathan Killeen, Head of Remote for Hopin, told Remote.com.

Chief Security Officer (CSO)

In an age where day-to-day people are heavily dependent on the internet, data theft and cybersecurity crimes are also on the rise. Data security breaches exposed 18.8 billion records in the first half of 2021 and have resulted in $6 trillion in damages.

Unsurprisingly, as a result, the need for CSOs has also been on the rise. CSOs manage all online safety protocols at a company and ensure that their digital footprints are securely stored. They also manage compliance with government regulations so that the company does not violate any security laws.

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDEIO)

Conversations around diversity have been an ongoing topic both in and out of workplaces since the murder of George Floyd in 2020. CDEIO positions grew by 71% between 2015 and 2020, according to LinkedIn, and more companies are allocating a significant amount of budget and resources to DEI initiatives.

The CDEIO oversees diversity strategies at a company level and works to obtain alignment to make the workplace a more inclusive place for its employees. In many ways, the CDEIO should be a people person, who is bold enough to challenge the executive team in their thinking and behaviors. The position is commonly regarded as one of the toughest jobs in the C-suite as there is a broad scope and it is difficult to measure success when there are multiple opinions on the matter.

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