Social Business Digest
by caro

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: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 02/2020

Week 02/2020


Discontinuation of my Social Business Digest
Sorry folks, but as some kind of a new year's resolution, I made up my mind to stop maintaining my Social Business Digest and posting weekly updates and monthly archives. Somehow - over time - curating theses things changed from fun, joy, and ispiration into a burden - a burden I'm no longer willing to bear. Well, at least for the time being... Althoug this task used to take only a certain part of my time, from now on I'm going to put it into more quality time with family & friends, listening to music or reading books. I'm sure that you will understand this.
Is collaboration the new innovation for workforce well-being?
Innovation used to be in the hands of the experts and designers, but now requires all workforce members to be involved in collaboration. Collaboration requires an engaged workforce, but only 13 per cent of the world's workforce is engaged right now. A critical task for business and HR leaders now is to engage their people, but current ways of doing this are clearly inefficient. The old approach - engaging people from outside-in through the 'what' and 'how' of work and company brand - no longer inspires people, especially the younger generations coming ...
'Work has fully invaded our personal lives.' Here are 8 ways we can work smarter in 2020
The 2010s changed the way we work. Here's how experts say we can do better in the next decade. Virtual meetings and instant-messaging apps like Slack mean we have the ability to communicate more easily than ever. We can share files nearly instantly. We can be in communication with our teams in transit from trains and airplanes. If we need to stay home with a sick child or because we're sneezing ourselves, deadlines can still be met. But experts say that these changes that seemingly make work easier than ever before are making work more challenging ...
Rethinking the boundaries of your organizational (eco)system
In today's world, common understandings about what an organization is and who is part of an organization are being upended. For most organizations, the clear boundaries of who is "in" and who is not are becoming blurred, and what seemed like bright line differences are now becoming like concentric circles, where the types of people and organizations working together to create value vary widely, and system participants exist along a spectrum. Consider some vendors in a value chain ecosystem who - in every other way but being on a company's payroll - act ...
The Death of Supply Chain Management
The supply chain is the heart of a company's operations. To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. However, those days may soon be behind us. New digital technologies that have the potential to take over supply chain management entirely are disrupting traditional ways of working. Within 5-10 years, the supply chain function may be obsolete, replaced by a smoothly running, self-regulating utility that optimally ...
Die achte Art der Verschwendung
Ungenutztes menschliches Potential wird oft als achte Art der Verschwendung im Lean Management bezeichnet. Zu Recht, denn erst die Kreativität der "einfachen" Arbeiter ermöglicht die kontinuierliche Verbesserung und die Beseitigung der klassischen sieben Arten von Verschwendung. Die sieben klassischen Arten der Verschwendung im Lean Management werden oft ergänzt durch eine achte: das ungenutzte Potential von Mitarbeitern. Das menschliche Potential nutzbar zu machen für die kontinuierliche Verbesserung ist tatsächlich ein wesentliches Prinzip des Lean ...
Real Work vs. New Work
On my quest to help making Leadership & Organizations future-fit during the last few years, I came across a quite commonly shared set of principles, models, approaches that the New Work / Future of Work evangelists have defined as some kind of gold standard for how we should organize, structure, lead, work and collaborate. By following their advice - the general opinion goes - individuals, teams and entire organizations will be ready to rock the future. While I am a big fan of experimentation and while I admit, that there are certainly some helpful ...
Management Belongs onto the Garbage Heap of History
Today´s organizations, by and large, are in a mess. Our societies, economies and markets have changed, but companies and the way we organize work overall, haven't: Organizations are still based on beliefs, design principles and methods inherited from the industrial age. Managers assume employees cannot be trusted. Collaboration happens, if at all, in spite of, not because of dominant mindsets and tools: functional division, control processes, HR practices, pay structures and incentive systems, power monopolies, lack of transparency, bosses rule, high ...
8 Things Leaders Do That Make Employees Quit
Algorithms are becoming increasingly relevant in the workplace. From sifting through resumes to deciding who gets a raise, many of these new systems are proving to be highly valuable. But perhaps their most impressive, and relevant, capability is predicting which employees will quit. IBM is in the process of patenting an algorithm that can supposedly predict flight risk with 95% accuracy. Given that we are in a candidate-driven market, this is a significant innovation. There are now more job openings in the U.S. than there are unemployed Americans. Losing ...
10 Dinge, die ich als Führungskraft in 2020 unbedingt wieder verlernen will
Zahlen, Daten, Fakten als die einzig wahre Entscheidungsgrundlage zu sehen Datenbasierte Entscheidungen, KI, Machine Learning - überall tauchte im letzten Jahr das Mantra der "objektiven" Entscheidungen auf. Und gleichzeitig solche Phänomene wie die Monsanto-Entscheidung, wo alle Vorab-Bewertungen und -studien scheinbar "grünes Licht" für den Deal gaben. Deshalb: verbannt Bauchgefühl und Intuition nicht vollends aus dem Entscheidungsspektrum! Das Hören auf die "Innere Stimme" ist wie ein Muskel der verkümmert, wird er nicht trainiert. Ich werde mich ...
Stop Being A Manager: Start Being A Leader
One of the 8 main trends of progressive organizations is the move from directive to supportive leadership. In our travels to 100+ workplace pioneers, we have experienced cultures where supportive leadership is all around. But it's hard to create such a culture. It goes way beyond sending a bunch of managers to a training program. To a large extent, it's about leaders walking the talk. It's about leading by example. A prime example One of the most progressive organizations we've visited is the Belgian Ministry of Social Security in ...
11 HR tech trends to watch in 2020: What the sector says
The 2010s are over, and what a decade it's been for HR tech. From flexible working to the rise of the gig economy, a wave of tech solutions have sped up and automated HR processes. This has allowed us to manage people like never before. Now we're entering the 2020s, though, what big tech trends can the HR sector expect next? As we did ahead of 2019, and 2018, we've asked HR and People experts around the world. Go beyond functionality to add true value for employees Introducing 'organizational guidance systems' The explosion of the health and wellbeing ...
How One Person Can Change the Conscience of an Organization
In December 2000, when Dr. Tadataka Yamada became the new chairman of research and development at Glaxo SmithKline, he was horrified to learn that his company was a complainant in a lawsuit over access to drug therapies for HIV/AIDS patients. GSK was one of 39 pharmaceutical companies charging Nelson Mandela and the government of South Africa with violating price protections and intellectual property rights in their efforts to access lower priced antiretroviral drugs. Close to 25 percent of black South Africans were living with HIV/AIDS and at the time, ...
Kühler Mut
In Zeiten der Empörung ist der wahre Mut auf der Seite der Coolen und Nüchternen. Wir brauchen keine Helden. Wir brauchen mehr Sachverstand. Yes it can Um zu wissen, was kommt, braucht man nicht immer die hellsten Köpfe. Manchmal tut's auch ein DVD-Player, vorausgesetzt, man lässt darin eine Folge der amerikanischen Serie "The West Wing" laufen. Darin spielt Martin Sheen den fiktiven US-Präsidenten Josiah Bartlet. In der Episode "Gaza" hat der, was wir alle auch gelegentlich haben, einen ganz schlechten Tag mit vielen bösen Überraschungen. Als ihm zwischendrin ...
Listen to the Power of Quiet People
You don't need to be loud to be smart. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? That's a tricky question. I have a hard time answering it myself. That's the problem of binary questions?--?you are forced to choose one or the other. Being quiet is a choice?--?you can be more outspoken in specific scenarios or more withdrawn in others. Who you are cannot be limited to one label. Especially when those labels are loaded terms. Our society favors action versus contemplation?--?extroverts have a more positive buzz. Quiet people have a unique power?--?everyone, ...
We've spent the decade letting our tech define us. It's out of control
Technology has grown from some devices and platforms we use to an entire environment in which we function. We may come to remember this decade as the one when human beings finally realized we are up against something. We're just not quite sure what it is. More of us have come to understand that our digital technologies are not always bringing out our best natures. People woke up to the fact that our digital platforms are being coded by people who don't have our best interests at heart. This is the decade when, finally, the "tech backlash" began. But ...
How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You
If you want to be your best and perform at a high level, fear of people's opinions may be holding you back. Think about a time when you were extremely anxious -- say, before standing up to publicly speak, raising your hand in a big meeting, or even walking through a room of strangers. The reason you felt small and scared and tense is you were worried about social disapproval. Our fear of other people's opinions, or FOPO as I call it, has become an irrational and unproductive obsession in the modern world, and its negative effects reach far beyond performance. ...
Warum es bei 'Reinventing Organisations' nicht nur darum geht, Strukturen zu verändern
Es ist kein Geheimnis, dass unsere Arbeitsweise nicht funktioniert. Selbst die am meisten "gefärbten" Wolle Organisationen (Produktion, Verkauf, Handel, Verarbeitung, Spinnerei, Weberei, Prüfung und Forschung & Entwicklung von Wolle und verwandten Fasern) erkennen an, dass sie sich anpassen und vom Industriezeitalter in das Zeitalter der Partizipation übergehen müssen, wie es der Autor Chuck Blakeman ausdrückt. Die meisten Menschen konzentrieren sich jedoch auf Strukturen und beschäftigen sich mit der Installation des neuesten Trends, unabhängig ...
From enlightenment to entanglement
As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, it is time to question our institutions of governance and commerce that mostly originated during the 18th century Enlightenment. Linearity and Cartesian logic are no longer suitable for a connected and complex world. To change our systems, first we have to understand them, and where they came from. This is the great societal learning challenge today -- sensemaking in a networked world. Our existing education and training systems are not designed for this task. We have to figure this out together, outside ...
What If We Examined a Few of Our Beliefs at a Time, Over Time...What If That Became the New Normal?
Can our ways of thinking and reflecting nurture our innate wisdom? What we believe about the world, our life, our work, business, relationships etc. can greatly influence our ability to become wiser. As we gain wisdom, we're better equipped to navigate through an increasingly complex world. Discovering the simplicity on the other side of complexity can help immensely. We can become better leaders and contributors. Being human comes with extraordinary thinking ability. Much of our thinking is necessarily automatic and unconscious. Fortunately we're wired ...
Set the Conditions for Anyone on Your Team to Be Creative
One of the most damaging myths about creativity is that there is a specific "creative personality" that some people have and others don't. Yet in decades of creativity research, no such trait has ever been identified. The truth is that anybody can be creative, given the right opportunities and context. If you don't believe me, take the least creative person in your office out for lunch -- someone who doesn't seem to have a creative bone in their body. Chances are, you'll find some secret passion, pursued outside of office hours, into which they pour ...