Social Business Digest
by caro

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Curated hints on Digital Transformation, Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise Social Networks, Social Intranets, Social Collaboration, Knowledge Management, HR 2.0, ... and all the rest
Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: 19.01.2018 22:00
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 03/2018
 

Week 03/2018

 

Enterprise Social Networks: Erfolgreich dank ESN
19.01.2018
Enterprise Social Networks (ESN) helfen dabei, bestehende Kommunikationsbarrieren im Unternehmen aufzubrechen. Hier einige Gründe für die Anschaffung eines ESN und Tipps für die Einführung. Alle Erfolgsfaktoren der Digitalen Business-Transformation zu beachten ist für Unternehmen nicht immer einfach. Nicht alle Bereiche, die davon betroffen sind, werden bedacht - manche werden schlichtweg vergessen. Setzt ein Unternehmen im Rahmen der Digital-Business-Transformation neue digitale Geschäftsmodelle um, betrifft das natürlich zunächst die Außenwirkung. ...
 
Why #ESN Isn't #Consumer - Part 2
19.01.2018
This is the second article in a series of six, exploring why enterprise social is different to the consumer social platforms that we use. If you haven't read the first article, here's the link. If you enjoy this article, then follow collabital for the remaining articles in the series! What's the most striking difference between your Facebook feed and your ESN feed? Here's an actual screenshot of my LinkedIn feed from the other day. What do you notice? Filling up precious screen real estate is a seemingly irrelevant brain teaser, and ...
 
Are you truly Digital? Four Tips to Becoming a Digital Worker by Chris Crummey
19.01.2018
In order to be a real digital worker, what is more important, culture or the tools that we use? To what extent are inter-departmental cooperation and social networks important? Some time ago, Chris Crummey, director at IBM and an advocate of cooperation within companies, visited Distrito Telefónica to give a talk organised by eKISS. After chatting with some of the community managers of the virtual communities with more impact on Telefónica, he dedicated a few minutes to give us some recommendations that could inspire us to transform the way we act and ...
 
Collaboration Takes 6 Levels of Trust
19.01.2018
When I speak on Collaborative Leadership, I talk about trust having these six distinct levels: Trust in yourself and in the value of your contribution Human beings are a "learning/teaching species." We take pride in the specific knowledge we've accumulated, we enjoy adding to our expertise, and we get a psychological lift from communicating our knowledge to others. But to be a vital contributor, you must believe that your opinions and insights matter, and that your knowledge and experience are valuable to someone else. Unless you trust the innate wisdom ...
 
Is 2018 the Year When the Future of Work Finally Becomes ... Work?
19.01.2018
No one predicted in 2007 how the iPhone would transform both society and the workplace, sparking an age of mobility that changed the way we talk, share and connect. Yet here we are in 2018, with apps creating billion dollar businesses and millions of people paying $1000 a pop for the iPhone X. We sit at the precipice of a new era of disruption in the workplace. Pundits and technologists have talked about the future of work for years, and 2018 may be the year that future finally arrives. The next massive transformation, however, will not rely on a single ...
 
The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy
19.01.2018
It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the people holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched. Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One survey revealed that "39% of jobs in the legal sector could be automated in the next 10 years. Separate research has concluded that accountants have a 95% chance of losing their jobs to automation in the future." And for those in manufacturing or production ...
 
6 Fakten über Snackable Content
18.01.2018
Bedeutung, Vorteile und Einsatzgebiete: Was Unternehmen für den Erfolg mit Content Snacks wissen sollten "Snackable Content und hochwertige Inhalte wie Bilder, Grafiken, Animationen und Videoproduktionen werden 2018 sehr gefragt sein.", da ist sich der Social Media-Experte Thomas Hutter sicher. Und auch unsere eigenen Erfahrungen zeigen, dass Content Snacks in Form von GIFs, Infografiken oder sehr kurzen Videos besonders großes Potenzial in Sachen Viralität haben. Was dahinter steckt und wie Unternehmen einen der größten Marketing-Trends 2018 nutzen ...
 
Is collaboration the secret to a fulfilled life?
18.01.2018
Even though we've only had a collaboration platform for for 18 months ago, I do find it difficult to remember what life was like before it. Did I really send emails for every comment I had? Were the only connections I made distant voices on phone calls? And why did I hold onto work so closely before ever letting anyone see it? For me, seeing the change in the way people work and the connections our business is making is just incredible, and that we can do it in an open way, connecting not just on work but on social too, is so valuable. So it made me ...
 
Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn't translate into enterprise value
18.01.2018
A Gartner Research survey shows that while companies often use a variety of Office 365 elements, only two - email and the Office apps - provide real value. Although enterprise subscribers to Office 365 typically use a large number of the in-the-cloud-and-on-premises suite's components, only two - email and the Office applications - provide significant value, a recently-released survey showed. The disconnect between usage and value was portrayed by research firm Gartner, which in mid-2017 polled more than 160 IT professionals to collect opinions ...
 
The Future Of Work Is Employee Experience
18.01.2018
by Jacob Morgan - A study about satisfaction carried out by a professor of psychology gives us something to think about in the workplace. Tom Gilovich, a professor of psychology at Cornell University, did a study along with some members of his team to find out how levels of satisfaction are affected by spending money on experiences versus spending money on physical things. Gilovich and his team found that people who spend money on physical things such as phones, computers, houses or cars tend to have a drop in satisfaction as time goes on. On the other ...
 
What Makes a Community?
18.01.2018
Facebook wants to build community. Ditto media. Me, too. But I fear we are all defining and measuring community too shallowly and transiently. Community is not conversation -- though that is a key metric Facebook will use to measure its success. Neither is community built on content: gathering around it, paying attention to it, linking to it, or talking about it -- that is how media brands are measuring engagement. Conversation and content are tools or byproducts of real community. Community means connecting people intimately and over time to share interests, ...
 
The seven decisions that matter in a digital transformation: A CEO's guide to reinvention
18.01.2018
A successful digital transformation requires making trade-off decisions. Here's how successful CEOs guide their businesses' reinvention. Being the CEO of a large company facing digital disruption can seem like being a gambler at a roulette table. You know you need to place bets to win, but you have no idea where to put your chips. Of course, digital transformations aren't games of chance. But they do require big and bold commitments in the midst of uncertainty to reinvent the business rather than just improve it. Many of the digital initiatives large ...
 
Agil Arbeiten Teil 1 - Das Manifest, das Agil möglich macht
17.01.2018
von Sebastian Thielke - Nach langem hin und her habe ich einen guten Aufhänger gefunden. Er kann zumindest einen Eindruck liefern, dass Agil ein notwendiger Schritt für digitale Unternehmen und Organisationen ist. Die Herausforderungen, die die digitale Welt und ebenso die digitale Transformation mit sich bringt, sind mit klassischen Herangehensweisen nicht mehr lösbar, da sie auf behindernden Prinzipien fußen: Kontrolle Ungleichheit der Beteiligten Kommando und Unmündigkeit Reaktives Handeln Fremdbestimmtes Handeln Sicherlich sind bis zum Zeitpunkt ...
 
Mitarbeiterprofile im Intranet: Richtige Gestaltung und Pflege
17.01.2018
Das Intranet ist die Plattform von Mitarbeitern für Mitarbeiter. Dabei gilt das Prinzip der Freiwilligkeit: Jeder Nutzer bestimmt selbst, wie viel er von sich preisgibt und wie aktiv er ist. Klar ist aber auch, dass es um Nehmen und Geben geht: Je mehr Informationen und Wissen jeder Mitarbeiter beisteuert, desto wertvoller kann das Intranet für den Einzelnen werden. "Sharing is caring!": Das Knüpfen und Weiterentwickeln von Netzwerken wird im beruflichen Kontext immer weiter an Bedeutung gewinnen. Eine wichtige Grundlage dafür ist Ihr Nutzerprofil im ...
 
Change Management Studie 2017
17.01.2018
Mittlerweile wissen wir: Nur Unternehmen, die gelernt haben ihr Geschäftsmodell, ihre Strukturen und ihre Prozesse systematisch und nachhaltig zu verändern - selbstredend während des laufenden Betriebs -, können unerwartet auftauchende Marktchancen wahrnehmen und interne wie externe Schocks jedweder Art absorbieren. Und doch gibt es ein Thema, an das sich nur wenige konsequent heranwagen, obwohl es in großer Regelmäßigkeit als eines der wesentlichen Hürden für eine erfolgreiche Transformation genannt wird: die eigene Unternehmenskultur. Wir sind der ...
 
Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce
17.01.2018
A new study adds to the research that a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the workplace leads to business success. Companies may have somewhat fluffy reasons for hiring and promoting diverse workforces. A mix of skin colors, genders, and sexual orientations looks good in marketing photo shoots and presents a brand as representing modern America's rainbow coalition. But diversity is important for another big reason, according to new research: It helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful. "There is a business case for diversity," ...
 
Business leaders must learn to let go and give staff power
17.01.2018
Introducing agile thinking into an organisation needs to start at the top or it will fail to win the backing of key employees. Agile thinking, while not commonplace in UK boardrooms today, is expected to become the basis of the management practice of tomorrow. The approach is already being taught on a number of management training courses. But outside academic spheres, it is also referred to under various other monikers ranging from customer centricity to faster, smarter and leaner. This is about responding in a swift and imaginative way to the accelerating ...
 
The Strategy to Successfully Launch an Enterprise Social Network: 5+8+3 Steps
16.01.2018
Enterprise Social Networking is quickly moving from a nice-to-have to a necessity in the workplace, but did you know that a staggering 90% of all the implementations don't meet the intended objectives? It doesn't matter if you are trying to deploy Asana, Basecamp, Connections, Facebook Workplace, Google+ for Work, Jive, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Slack, Yammer, etc. In 75% of all organization, the adoption rates don't even make it past the 25% barrier! The "provide and pray" approach regretfully doesn't work, but why wouldn't you require a plan to ...
 
Designing the Future of Work Part 3: Mobile First
16.01.2018
In part 3 of the Designing the Future of Work series, we explore why the successful workplaces of the future will be mobile first and full of bots. First time here? Catch up with our introduction to the series in part 1. And read about the 1st principle and why the future of work will be Open by Default in part 2. The 2nd Principle: Mobile First The mobile stats speak for themselves: 61% of all time spent online in the UK happens on a mobile device (that figure is 71% in the US and 91% in Indonesia); mobile penetration is at 84% in Europe, 80% in the ...
 
A sense of direction (1)
16.01.2018
by Dave Snowden - I had a really interesting exchange on twitter over the last few days. It's nice when you can have an exchange with people mature enough to both take, and give, an argument rather than defend their various sacred cows. The exchange started around the question of setting goals and targets, something I have a habit of challenging when it comes up. Not because I necessarily disagree with their value, but because I disagree with two common manifestations of said objectives in other than very specific contexts; the tyranny of the explicit ...
 
The Humanity of Digital Transformation
16.01.2018
For years, we've been hearing about how companies should learn to adapt to the rapidly changing business landscape, with report after report espousing the benefits of digital transformation. But have we thought about the human side of innovation? Once a company has come to grips with its decision to find ways to combat the Facebooks, Amazons, Microsofts, Googles, and the latest "unicorns" of the world, it's time to find the right person to lead the evolution -- but what steps should they be taking to ensure that they're moving in a direction ...
 
Stop Tracking Employees And Start Inspiring Them
16.01.2018
Are your performance evaluations improving your organizational culture? Do you think evaluation systems really engage people, make them feel heard and help them to grow? An overwhelming number of companies review their people infrequently, usually on an annual basis, and in a way that is not engaging or effective. Yet, engaging employees is crucial, especially with today's multi-generational, technology driven and app savvy workforce. Workers today create economic benefits in new, innovative and creative ways. The technological revolution means employees ...
 
Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work
16.01.2018
So-called tempered radicals find themselves in the tricky situation of trying to be a part of the dominant culture while at the same time trying to change the system. These are the heroes of Debra Meyerson's Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work. Our excerpt looks at the power of small wins to create substantial change. Leveraging Small Wins Examples of Small Wins [...] ...
 
Die Erschütterung der alten Macht: Erneuerung durch Company Rebuilding?
15.01.2018
Was ist los in den Top-Etagen deutscher Konzerne? Die Vorstände reisen durch die Technologie-Mekkas dieser Welt, gründen Ideen-Labore, ziehen ihre Krawatten aus, geben ihre Einzelbüros auf, lassen Hollywoodschaukeln in ihre Open-Space-Büros hängen - und verzweifeln immer wieder daran, dass selbst kleinste Innovationsversuche in den Weiten ihrer starren Organisation stecken bleiben. Denn sie wissen es doch ganz genau: Geschäftsmodelle, die über Jahrzehnte nahezu unantastbar schienen und hohe Margen abwarfen, werden durch neue, häufig kleine und junge ...
 
Arbeitsplatz: Arbeiten wie ein König, äh, Chef
15.01.2018
Einzelbüro, neueste Technik und freie Zeiteinteilung: Die Arbeitsbedingungen von Führungskräften unterscheiden sich deutlich von denen ihrer Mitarbeiter. Das hat Folgen. Immer mehr Beschäftigte arbeiten im Großraumbüro, zunehmend ohne festen Arbeitsplatz. So sparen Unternehmen Kosten für teure Bürofläche und feste, nicht dauerausgelastete Arbeitsplätze ein. Doch das hat seinen Preis: Viele Arbeitnehmer fühlen sich nicht nur unwohl im Open Space, wie das Großraumbüro neudeutsch heißt. Sie werden deutlich häufige gestört, sind unkonzentrierter und gestresster. ...
 
Collaboration is the Human Platform for? Digital Transformation
15.01.2018
by Simon Terry - Every digital transformation project needs to build a platform for the critical capability for success in digital - human learning and change. Ensuring your people have the tools to collaborate and the freedom to change is essential for the rapid and scaled digital learning and change to be able to deliver strategic value to your organisation. Platforms for Digital Transformation The evolution of digital transformation has put a high value on platforms because platforms offer more than just the opportunity to connect and transact efficiently ...
 
Solving complex tasks in a network - basic thoughts
15.01.2018
by Harald Schirmer - For almost ten years now I have been working with people-networks in a wide variety of configurations and topics - mostly I had to build them up myself. I often read that networks will be the successor of hierarchies, which I find questionable. In my opinion, a networked organization is a meaningful and necessary addition to the distribution of roles as we have it today (which should be adapted). Experts, functions and specialist groups are responsible for the "depth", process quality and process efficiency as well as ensuring an ...
 
The main Enterprise Social Network challenges? Value, Culture and Adoption
15.01.2018
Are you trying to deploy Enterprise Social Network software; like Asana, Basecamp, Connections, Facebook Workplace, Google+ for Work, Jive, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Slack, Yammer, etc. The list seems endless... This type of technology has quickly been embraced by up to 70% of all enterprise organizations. Logical, as the potential productivity gain of Enterprise Social Networking is a staggering 20% to 25%. The business value that can be obtained is however entirely based on how much this technology is being used, but as most organizations follow ...
 
Four Faulty Assumptions Diminish Your Ability to Influence Change
15.01.2018
In your efforts to influence change at work, you may be making some common assumptions that reduce your effectiveness. These assumptions are blind spots that are lucky if they're right, but more often, they're wrong. They prevent you from taking action that would help your change initiative succeed. The following are common assumptions to avoid if you want to be a more influential change agent. All We Need to Do Is Implement the Solution Change Will Make Sense to People Managers Know How to Lead Change Resistance to Change is a Character Flaw [...] ...
 
Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy
15.01.2018
Does a robot manage your money? For many of us, the answer is yes. Online and algorithmic investment and financial advice is easy to come by these days, usually under the moniker of "robo-advisor." Startups such as Wealthfront, Personal Capital, and Betterment launched robo-advisors as industry disruptors, and incumbents, such as Schwab's (Intelligent Advisor), Vanguard (Personal Advisor Services), Morgan Stanley and BlackRock have joined the fray with their own hybrid machine/advisor solutions. It's clear that robo-advisors and AI play an important ...
 
The Importance of Deep Fun
15.01.2018
For some time now, organizations have fallen in love with the idea of maximizing engagement at work. This has led to a proliferation of fun: foosball, Nerf, ping-pong, and pinball games -- and, along the way, perhaps contributed to the frat-house vibe that marks dysfunctional bro culture. Here's a great article from Jacob Morgan that unearths a simple truth: there are two types of engagement. The first type is shallow fun: when employees play games. The second type is deep fun -- when employees take ownership of their experience inside the group. Organizations ...