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: 18.08.2017 22:00
 

Week 33/2017

Social Business Digest by caro - Week 33/2017
 

Working Out Loud als mentales Onboarding für die Digitale Transformation
18.08.2017
Um nachhaltige Veränderungen erfolgreich zu initiieren, müssen drei Dinge zusammenkommen: Verhalten, Mindset und Rahmenbedingungen. Ein neues Verhalten wird nur dann konsequent umgesetzt und langfristig beibehalten, wenn es auf der richtigen Haltung und Einstellung basiert. Doch selbst dann spielt das Umfeld eine zentrale Rolle - denn wenn die Rahmenbedingungen die Verhaltensänderung nicht begünstigen und unterstützen, kann keine nachhaltige Veränderung erfolgen. Gerade in der Digitalen Transformation wird ein lebenslanges individuelles und organisationales ...
 
Kurzfristige Gewinnnmaximierung riskiert Zukunft! Was hat das zu tun mit #NewWork, #WOL und #Gesellschaft40?
18.08.2017
Liebe Leserinnen und liebe Leser, mit seinem Beitrag "Gewinnmaximierung riskiert Zukunft" und seiner neuen Erfolgsformel und Unwuchtkybernetik hat Dr. Bodo Antonic den Nerv der Zeit getroffen. Innerhalb weniger Tage haben fast 10.000 Leser das Interview zum Thema gelesen. Grund genug für einen Teil II. Hier erläutert Dr. Bodo Antonic was das mit New Work, WOL (Working out Loud) und Gesellschaft 4.0 zu tun hat. Viel Spaß beim Lesen wünscht Ihnen Ihr Team der Competence Site. Unverhofft kommt oft - 10.000 Leser gegen Gewinnmaximierung? Würden Sie den Kapitalismus ...
 
Ain't Nothing Special
18.08.2017
by Simon Terry - Yesterday I saw a list of all the reasons why people don't use social technology to collaborate in their work. You know the kind of list: fears, habits, lack of understanding, lack of leadership, etc. I have to admit I sometimes tire of the focus on the negatives, especially as a sales pitch for consulting work. My response was to point out to the author that at the heart of almost all the points that were raised was a lack of a that collaboration is how work gets done. When we are clear that collaboration is an important part of work ...
 
Chuck Chats Twitter and Enterprise Social Networks with Rita Zonius, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)
18.08.2017
Rita Zonius is a force in internal communications, with more than 20 years' experience in corporate comms including her current role as the Head of Internal Digital Communications at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), one of the world's top 50 banks. Rita is passionate about building and leading high performing corporate communications teams that understand an organisation's strategy and take pride in their contribution to business outcomes. [...] ...
 
5 ways to motivate and retain young engineers
18.08.2017
How do you motivate young engineers in the manufacturing industry? And how do you make sure they stay at the company? A university researcher has asked this to managers who are directly supervising millennial staff at a engineering workplace. Based on their comments, the researcher concluded that: Young engineers are motivated by the attention that managers are giving to them Young engineers are motivated by the feedback that managers are giving to them Young engineers tend to stay when their work area is more personalized Young engineers tend to stay ...
 
Why Your Intranet Must Be Mobile-Friendly
18.08.2017
In today's modern and social digital workplace intranets are integral to business communication, productivity and success for an increasing number of businesses across a range of industries. From internal collaboration across multiple departments and locations, to information management and enabling your entire workforce to stay connected using social tools, a business intranet serves a range of functions. A key aspect of successful intranets is the ability to support mobile users. With the growing number of people telecommuting, traveling for business ...
 
How to go agile enterprise-wide: An interview with Scott Richardson
18.08.2017
Successfully scaling agile starts with a strategy that's consistent from the front lines to the C-suite. Adopting agile ways of working is easier said than done. It requires cultural change, well-balanced teams, and buy-in across the organization in order to succeed. Scott Richardson, chief data officer at Fannie Mae, shares his insights about going agile with McKinsey's Khushpreet Kaur. What are some successful strategies that have worked to actually scale agile? Who needs to drive an agile transformation? How did you select your early agile teams? ...
 
The Importance of Liberal Arts In The AI Economy
18.08.2017
"I think great artists and great engineers are similar, in that they both have a desire to express themselves. In fact some of the best people working on the original Mac were poets and musicians on the side." -- Steve Jobs Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and author of THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE, a Financial Times business book of the month, and finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company's Bracken Bower Prize for an author under 35. He has served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House, a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures ...
 
Digitale Transformation vs. E-Mail Flut (Teil 2)
17.08.2017
Der erste Teil dieses Beitrags hat sich mit den Problemen befasst, die E-Mail als Medium der internen Unternehmenskommunikation und Kollaboration mit sich bringt. Dieser Teil befasst sich mit einer Alternative und deren Nutzen. Die Lösung der E-Mail-Flut ist einfach, erfordert jedoch ein Umdenken Die Lösung liegt in der drastischen Reduktion der E-Mails in der internen Unternehmenskommunikation und Kollaboration. Durch die Einführung und Implementierung eines Enterprise Social Network (ESN). Was ist ein Enterprise Social Network (ESN)? ESN und Methodenkompetenz ...
 
Microsoft und Facebook entern den Collaboration-Markt: Der Kampf um den digitalen Arbeitsplatz
17.08.2017
Die neuen Collaboration-Lösungen Microsoft Teams und Workplace by Facebook steigen in einen umkämpften Markt ein. Welche Vorteile bieten die beiden Lösungen und welche Alternativen sollten Unternehmen kennen? Die klassischen Intranets, um die Jahrtausendwende entwickelt, sind für Nutzer heute eine wahre Zumutung: Die Mitarbeiter finden dort zwar vielleicht Pressemitteilungen ihres eigenen Unternehmens, manchmal können sie auch Meetingräume buchen. Aber zu einer Interaktion zwischen den Mitarbeitern kommt es nicht, sie können weder wichtige Dokumente ...
 
Intranet content curation at Google
17.08.2017
On the indexed Internet, there are more than 4.5 billion pages. Finding the most relevant content can be akin to finding a needle in a hay galaxy. "It's not information overload. It's filter failure," says writer and futurist Clay Shirky. Google obviously helps find and filter out irrelevant content, but the ubiquitous search engine doesn't work quite as well on the intranet in the digital workplace. And finding information continues to be a top digital workplace challenge for most organizations. Inside the enterprise, on the intranet, employees are ...
 
Academic Collaboration Fuels Innovation, And Identifies Talent
17.08.2017
The pace of change in data and analytics technology has accelerated. Technologies quickly move from university research projects into new commercial products and services. Many tech organizations scramble to keep up. Successful insights service providers see academic collaboration as a competitive differentiator. And, that collaboration goes well beyond setting up a booth at a jobs fair. Academic collaboration fuels innovation, and can give a jump start in identifying hot emerging technologies and even hotter new recruits. Insights service providers ...
 
It's not about "easy"; thoughts on a world without email
17.08.2017
I have followed Luis Suarez' (@elsua) thoughts on a world without e-mail for quite a while now. (This story has its origins back in August 2010.) His arguments always made sense, but for a while I had this nagging feeling of, "Yeah, but...." Then I had a chance to listen to Luis give a presentation about making the jump from e-mail to social media tools, along with the mind map - no PowerPoint, either! - that goes with it, appropriately subtitled E-mail is where knowledge goes to die. It was then that I began to understand. After listening to the presentation, ...
 
5 Questions to Help Your Employees Find Their Inner Purpose
17.08.2017
How can leaders help employees find meaning at work? Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these -- from Volvo's commitment to safety to Facebook's desire to connect people -- tend to fade into the background during the daily bustle of the work day. What workers really need, to feel engaged in and satisfied by their jobs, is an inner sense of purpose. As Deloitte found in a 2016 study, people feel loyal to companies that support their own career and life ambitions -- in other ...
 
Alles nur eine Farce? Digital Collaboration und NewWork im Wirklichkeitsschock
16.08.2017
von Siegfried Lautenbacher - Warum ich auf dem IOM Summit am 19.09. in Köln nicht über Digital Workplace Einführung reden will, sondern darüber, dass wir unser Ändern leben müssen. Um mit der Tür ins Haus zu fallen: ich bin frustriert bis erschüttert über die Skandale gerade in der Industrie, die scheinbar so stark auf Enterprise Social Networks und Kollaborationsplattformen gesetzt hat, um die notwendige Transformation voranzubringen und zu beschleunigen. Ich stelle mir derzeit oft die Frage, ob der ganze Digital Work/ Digital Collaboration Hype nicht ...
 
Künstliche Intelligenz: Nachdenken im Hamsterrad
16.08.2017
AI im Aufwind, und doch noch in den Kinderschuhen Science Fiction-Bücher oder -Filme wähle ich regelmäßig ab, weil mir die Vorstellung, dass der Mensch mit all seinen Eigenheiten zukünftig in den Hintergrund tritt, Unbehagen bereitet. Und doch wirken wir alle an der Entwicklung eben solcher Szenarien mit. So auch beim Hype-Thema "Artifical Intelligence" (AI), zu dem PAC gerade einen neuen Market Insight-Report veröffentlichte. Demnach liefern die Fortschritte bei Big Data, Computation und Brain Power (Deep Learning etc.) die Zutaten für den perfekten ...
 
The Essential Digital Strategies
16.08.2017
by Dion Hinchcliffe - The reality today is that despite seemingly endless advances and a steady river of emerging technologies, many of the key insights, strategies, and lessons in the digital age have still yet to be discovered. Looking back, we are frankly still early in the pioneering phase of digital, despite significant early ground being claimed and several generations of impressive success stories emerging. Therein lies the opportunity for most of us. Thus, despite all the esoteric talk over the years of network effects, the red queen treadmill, ...
 
As workplace communications evolve, are most meetings a waste of time?
16.08.2017
Is your organisation using communication methods that are either unpopular or on the edge of extinction? Are your meetings useful, or does your team zone out and watch TV? You might think that your organisation is up to the minute with technology, but look at how the IM generation is shaping the way that we work. Millennials do things differently than their predecessors and their influence is having a marked impact on the work habits of their baby boomer and generation X counterparts. Texting, IM, and social media are now becoming mainstream vehicles ...
 
Intranet vs. Extranet: How They Work Together
16.08.2017
Intranet vs. Extranet: What's the Difference? People sometimes find it difficult to differentiate intranets and extranets. Intranets are internal sites, and are designed for employees to work with other employees. Extranets, on the other hand, are for employees to work with external parties, such as authorized customers, partners or vendors. Intranets benefit your company by increasing engagement, collaboration and productivity among your employees. A well-designed intranet is a tool that makes it easier for people to do their jobs, and streamlines the ...
 
Chatbots for Enhancing Business Performance
16.08.2017
On Web or Mobile, You must be observing a lot of Chatbot Integration for Fun on Messaging applications or for CRM but still, businesses are lagging behind in 3 key areas for content management, search and support for Internal Processes. Human Resources and Payroll Support Information Technology Helpdesk Training & Development Business Reporting [...] ...
 
Humanizing The Workplace Of The Future
16.08.2017
Workplace design has changed dramatically in the past decade with the rapid evolution of technology. According to the speakers at our Bisnow Seattle Workplace of the Future event, today's employers must invest in a thoughtful office space if they hope to remain competitive and attract top talent. No two companies are identical, the panelists agreed. An ideal workplace takes into account not only the desires of company leadership, but the individual needs of the employees that work there. "As a designer, I'm usually given directives by leadership for ...
 
Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform
16.08.2017
The combo yields a trusted system of records that can be shared between disparate partner companies. As the blockchain continues to mature and find adoption in areas other than cryptocurrency, ERP vendors are working to integrate the distributed ledger technology as a trackable, immutable record for everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and dispute-resolution systems. "This is very real and something we're aggressively excited about," said Brigid McDermott, vice president of Blockchain Business Development ...
 
Digitale Transformation vs. E-Mail Flut (Teil 1)
15.08.2017
Die digitale Transformation hat viele Gesichter und Ausprägungen. In diesem Artikel geht es um die digitale Transformation im Bereich der Unternehmenskommunikation und Kollaboration. Der Artikel besteht aus zwei Teilen. Positionierung Digitale Transformation in der Unternehmenskommunikation und Kollaboration hat zwei Ausprägungen: Die Nutzung von Technologien durch die Anwender Die Methodenkompetenz der Anwender Das Eine funktioniert nur gemeinsam mit dem Anderen. Technologie ohne Methodenkompetenz wird also genau so wie Methodenkompetenz ohne Technologie ...
 
Digitales Zeitalter: So verschieben sich jetzt die Machtverhältnisse
15.08.2017
Digitales Zeitalter trifft auf Machtverhältnisse: "Wir können zwar effizient, aber nicht innovativ", so die Bestandsaufnahme, wenn es um die Innovationsfähigkeit deutscher Großunternehmen geht. Kaum ein Thema wird aktuell so intensiv diskutiert, wie die Innovationsfähigkeit deutscher Unternehmen im Zeitalter von Digitalisierung, exponentiellen Wachstumskurven und Plattformökonomie. Es scheint so, als würden uns Nationen wie die USA, aber insbesondere auch China überholen, wenn es um die Entwicklung neuer (digitaler) Geschäftsmodelle geht, die sich global ...
 
Help Employees Create Knowledge -- Not Just Share It
15.08.2017
Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn't surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It's the "sage on the stage" model, in which an expert shares what they know with those who are assumed not to know it. These "best practices" are presumed to work in a variety of different contexts and situations. This view of learning was the key driver of "knowledge management systems" that came into vogue in the 1990's. These systems ...
 
3 lessons for collaboration
15.08.2017
Organizations won't reap the rewards of powerful collaboration tools if they don't make collaboration itself a strategic priority. It's wonderful that organizations today have access to a treasure trove of powerful software tools designed to enhance, amplify and optimize benefits accruing from collaboration. But having access to, and even acquiring, such tools isn't sufficient to realize the benefits. Your organization will not unlock the full value of this treasure trove unless it makes collaboration a strategic priority. From research I have done on ...
 
Digital workplace requires shift to high-impact initiatives with new frameworks and flexibility
15.08.2017
Old-style silo thinking will not cut it in a rapidly changing corporate world. Given the pace at which digital innovation is disrupting industries globally, it's not surprising that most management teams feel pressured to find and deploy the right technology as fast as their budgets will allow. Many are discovering, however, that becoming a digital leader isn't simply a matter of technological savvy. A common misconception is that if your address isn't in Silicon Valley, your company is disadvantaged when it comes to capitalising on digital innovation. ...
 
Crowdsource Innovation And Community Wastage
15.08.2017
In 2008, Local Motors enabled anyone to submit designs for The Rally Fighter via their community (which was also their homepage). The winner, Sangho Kim, pocked $10k for winning the competition. Further community competitions to design interiors, light bars, side vents, and more followed. The winners picked up between $500 and $2k. Hundreds more designs were submitted. The vehicle was launched within 12 months - likely a peacetime record. Today, Local Motors has largely stopped manufacturing cars and derives most of its revenue by offering innovation ...
 
When collaboration does more harm than good
15.08.2017
Collaboration is not always helpsful, and there are cases where it actually reduces your chance of success. The ideas in this blog post are from a very interesting paper by Martine Haas and Morten Hansen, who look at success data from bid teams to find out when collaboration actually helps performance. They looked at a series of bid teams, assessed how much they accessed documents from previous bids (which they called "codified knowledge"), and how much they received advice from experienced colleagues outside the team ("personal knowledge"). They then ...
 
Leaders Must Coach to Make Change Successful
15.08.2017
A soccer team is preparing for the start of their season. Players put in time and effort to improve by practicing daily, motivating each other and working on specific skills to be better as a team. The team purchases necessary equipment, coordinates referees and outlines the season's game schedule. After planning and preparation, everyone is expected to show up for the game, especially the coach. Making it to the championship or World Cup is impossible without practices and games in between. Similarly in a business setting, if an executive okays a new ...
 
Das Mitarbeiterprofil als Türöffner
14.08.2017
Wenn wir uns im Internet auf einer Seite registrieren, wird im Hinter­grund ein Nutzerprofil angelegt. Im Intranet ist das nicht anders. Wird ein neuer Nutzer angelegt, ist das die Stunde null des Mitarbeiterprofils. Der erste Schritt in die digitale Welt. Ähnlich wie bei Facebook oder Instagram erhältst Du auch beim Intranet erst dann Zutritt, wenn Du Deine Anmeldeinformationen eingegeben hast. Dieser Vorgang dient der eindeutigen Identifikation des Nutzers. Dadurch lassen sich spätere Aktivitäten einer bestimmten Person zuordnen. Der Nutzer kann sich ...
 
Want to change your ways? Start by looking in the mirror
14.08.2017
Enterprise Social Networks talk a big game. They claim to revolutionise communications, radically improve information-sharing, and provide an effective mechanism for engaging employees. The promise of these new technology tools is essentially to enable a new type of organisational culture, fit for the 21st century. Employees can be more transparent and open, as they start to use the ESN to work out loud and share updates on progress with the wider company. Teams become more connected as any employee on the network can be reached by the touch of a button, ...
 
We Need To Promote Outcomes At Work Not Presenteeism
14.08.2017
"Presenteeism is the biggest threat to UK workplace productivity. Workers coming in and doing nothing is more dangerous than absenteeism" - Professor Cary Cooper A full car park and people appearing busy at their desks is zero evidence that any meaningful work is taking place. UK productivity, our output divided by the hours spent producing it, is a problem. Almost every company will measure sickness absence: being away from work and doing nothing. Very few measure the hidden costs of presenteeism - being at work , but still doing nothing. We need to ...
 
Designing a Perfect Work Day
14.08.2017
Problems are often best solved when they are reversed. We've been talking about our work principles in Bromford Lab. I don't mean our contracts of employment. Contracts have no connection with the reality of work. You might have a 40-hour per week contract and be in the office for 50 hours - whilst only doing 5 hours of anything meaningful. Equally you might have a 40 hour contract but knock out 10 hours worth of absolute brilliance. We need to start setting principles that promote outcomes rather than reinforcing cultures of presenteeism. My worst day ...
 
Team collaboration apps face centralized vs. decentralized deployments
14.08.2017
The adoption of team chat apps has risen sharply in the past year. But as these collaboration tools gain traction, what's the best deployment approach for enterprises? For the past few years, team collaboration apps have been all the rage in unified communications. These mobile-centric collaboration tools offer persistent workspaces for colleagues to communicate quickly and contextually around certain topics via messaging, voice and video chat. Despite their benefits, team collaboration apps also have their shortcomings. The market is teeming, for ...
 
10 Ways To Spot A Truly Exceptional Employee
14.08.2017
A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose "personality" as the leading reason. Notably, 78% of leaders said personality sets great employees apart, more than cultural fit (53%) and even an employee's skills (39%). "We should take care not to make the intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality." - Albert Einstein ...