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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: 31.01.2018
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Archive 01/2018

 

Digitale Plattformen sind vielen Unternehmen unbekannt
31.01.2018
Digitale Plattformen sind vielen deutschen Unternehmen unbekannt. In einer Bitkom-Studie gaben über 50 Prozent an, den Begriff nicht zu kennen oder aber die Thematik für nicht relevant zu erachten. Alarmierende Zahlen zur Digitalisierung: Über die Hälfte der deutschen Geschäftsführer und Vorstände haben noch nie etwas von digitalen Plattformen, Plattform-Märkten oder Plattform-Ökonomie gehört. Das ergab nun eine Studie des Digitalverbandes Bitkom. Lediglich 43 Prozent der Befragten gaben an, die Begriffe zu kennen. Im Vergleich zum Vorjahr entspricht ...
 
Looking for a Digital Workplace? Don't Forget the Humanity
31.01.2018
Today's avalanche of technology promises to make everything better, especially in business and government, where the work gets done. From the digital workplace to the customer experience to artificial intelligence and beyond, automated nirvana, we are told, is just around the corner. But while we're basking in the glow of that burgeoning technology, we'd best not forget that we aren't doing a very good job of using all this new power: Reliable studies tell us that while things are improving, a significant percentage of technology-based projects still ...
 
A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation
31.01.2018
A group of industry analysts argue that the future of business requires a network of experts who share wisdom as a team fueled by a new type of learning technology. In most organizations, performance measurement still focuses on celebrating the "lone wolf" individuals who they count on to find just the right data to inform great innovation and accomplishment. Yet, evidence suggests that teams containing or connected to experts always outperform even the best and brightest of individual experts, particularly when enabled with software or technology. This ...
 
Is your online community built for social learning?
31.01.2018
To foster a social learning environment for their members, many organizations are trying to bridge online communities with learning management systems. But is building a bridge the best solution? Bridges can be helpful for getting across obstacles and traveling between two separate places, but how often is crossing a bridge really a good experience? I tend to think about long traffic lines caused by bottlenecks, high priced tolls and the notion of leaving one place for another. You may experience some of those same feelings with your software systems ...
 
6 Strategic Plan Templates For Online Communities
31.01.2018
Introduction If you don't have a clear and simple strategic plan you're either relying on guesswork or using whichever tactics drive the most engagement. Doing this work at the professional level is all about executing a strategic plan. It's where you know your goals, you know your objectives, you know your strategy, and then you execute the tactics best designed to achieve that strategy. In this post, I want to outline six broad strategic plans which have been successful for clients we've worked with in the past (or, in one case, a course student). ...
 
Why smart workplaces will become commonplace
31.01.2018
My smart speaker woke me up today and then I asked it what the weather was like outside. While I made a coffee I turned on my smart TV, and it recommended the perfect news clip to start my day. I don't have smart lighting, a smart kettle, or a smart shower (yes, that's actually a thing now) but I have come to expect a level of intelligent technology to help streamline my home and personal life. So why is it that when I visit an office or workspace these days, more often than not, it feels like I've stepped back in time? I imagine a future where you can ...
 
A new challenge: Recruiting for jobs that don't exist yet
31.01.2018
Workplaces and jobs are changing faster than many businesses can keep up. Emerging technology opens the doors to new ways to do things better, faster and smarter. All the while, we race to keep up with what's new, what's coming, and what is just so yesterday. Keeping our employees trained is a challenge itself. Preparing for what the future holds will require creative thinking and careful planning on HR's part. "Employers need to appreciate that a profound change is happening right now in the types of work, and underlying skills that are needed ...
 
How to train employees for jobs that don't exist yet
31.01.2018
What does the future hold for business and employees -- and how do we prepare for this bold new world? Previously, we talked about recruiting for jobs that don't exist. The next question for recruiters and educators will be how to train for work we can't even conceive. What skills and competencies will be required, and how do we prepare for them blindly? At LinkedIn Talent Solutions they predict 85% of the jobs of 2030 haven't been invented yet. What degree will you need for that? Experts believe that today half the subject knowledge acquired in year ...
 
5 Signs Your Organization Is Too Siloed
30.01.2018
Despite the emergence of new devices and software products designed to unite employees in more ways than ever before, the threat of organizational silos is still very real. In fact, a recent survey from My Customer.com, shows that 40 percent of company employees report that they aren't adequately supported by their colleagues because "different departments have their own agendas." While silos deter communication and collaboration -- both of which are vital to delivering smooth customer experiences and producing correctly functioning products -- the root ...
 
Digital Workplaces Shouldn't Be One Size Fits All
30.01.2018
Organizations should be supplying employees with choices -- in both their digital and physical workplaces -- to support multiple working styles and collaboration needs. That was the main takeaway from a recent event I attended in downtown Toronto, cohosted by Microsoft and global business furniture company Steelcase. While the combination may sound odd at first, Steelcase not only provides office furniture, but also designs workspaces. Steelcase's research group, 360 Research, also works with Microsoft on topics ranging from how technology works ...
 
From wicked HR problems to great employee experiences
30.01.2018
Daily operational HR issues consume a lot of time and often leave little space to work on the complex HR challenges that rise from the changing work environment. We have some wicked problems in HR Just to name a few... The diversity of the workforce is increasing rapidly and brings along a wide range of needs, skills and preferences. A one-size-fits-all HR strategy no longer matches those needs. How can we customise jobs, working conditions and career paths with limited resources? The digitalisation is changing how, when and with whom we work. Social ...
 
Inventing Health with John Couris: Hiring Smart
30.01.2018
As leaders, hiring good people can be the most difficult aspect of our jobs. However, good hiring decisions can also yield the most reward. When looking to hire folks for your team, it is important to not only consider a candidate's skill set and prior experience, but also what they can bring to your team as far as IQ and emotional intelligence. I know some managers who like to surround themselves with yes folks - those who are just going to tell them what they like to hear and simply carry out orders given from on high. From my perspective, my success ...
 
We Need To Invite More Disruption and Messiness Into Our Lives -- Here's Why:
30.01.2018
In 1993, advertising legend Jay Chiat announced his radical plans for the office of the future. His agency, Chiat/Day, was already a paragon of creativity -- its legendary campaigns included Apple's "1984" and "Think Different" campaigns -- and its new LA office, designed by Frank Gehry was to be its monument. The space was engineered to be playful; with decorations that included pieces from fairground rides and a four-story sized set of binoculars. Chiat also banished the traditional office cubicles and desks in favor of public spaces where executives ...
 
Planning to counter tech threat to jobs
30.01.2018
The impact of automation and artificial intelligence threatens to throw millions out of work, giving rise to a proposed universal basic income. Automation has the potential to boost productivity in the UK and increase GDP by 10 per cent by 2030, adding another £232 billion to the economy, PwC predicts. But such gains will be undermined by severe job losses. Some 44 per cent of jobs in the UK are forecast to disappear, affecting £290 billion of earnings and accounting for a third of all annual pay, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research ...
 
Why Does New Enterprise Technology Adoption Take So Long?
29.01.2018
The adoption of a new enterprise technology can feel like a Sisyphean task. You see a brighter future powered by your innovation. People in your target market see value in your offering and want your vision to become a reality. You're considered a visionary in your space, maybe even a hero to some, but it feels like you've hit a wall. There's a lot of enthusiasm surrounding your innovation, but that much-coveted mass adoption just isn't coming - or so it may only seem. Tech startups are often compared to rocket ships because there's always a chance rockets ...
 
Take The Lid Off
29.01.2018
by Mark Britz - At a recent large family gathering we were playing board games. I placed a box of salted, dark chocolate covered almonds on the table - irresistible! After it sat for a bit untouched amidst the excitement of the game, I motioned to my son to take the lid off. Still, no takers. A few moments later I reached in and grabbed a few. It didn't take long before the contents of box was being devoured from all sides of the table. My son and I gave each other a knowing smile and I explained the psychology of the moment as best I understood it. ...
 
What Does Employee Experience Really Mean?
29.01.2018
"Employee experience" is the latest buzzword that has gained recognition from the likes of Deloitte, Forbes, PwC and leading companies like Airbnb -- and for good reason. A study by IBM and Globoforce (pdf) linked positive employee experiences to higher work performance, higher discretionary effort and lower turnover. In Deloitte's 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, almost 80 percent of executives rated employee experience as important or very important. But 59 percent also reported they were either not ready or only somewhat ready to address this ...
 
Agile? Nice and orderly, ?please!
29.01.2018
by Marcus Raitner - From Lenin comes the statement, which unfortunately cannot be denied entirely: "Revolution in Germany? It's never going to happen. If those Germans want to storm a station, they'll still buy a platform ticket!" We Germans are known and appreciated for such virtues as diligence, conscientiousness, and sense of order. Even though we sometimes overdo it, complain about over-regulation and incapacitation and then demand a reduction in bureaucracy, our relationship with creative diversity is somewhat strained. We prefer it neat and orderly. ...
 
A compass for the future of work
29.01.2018
by Harold Jarche - There is little doubt that automation, by machines and software, is replacing human work and putting many current jobs at risk. How this will happen is uncertain, as an MIT Technology Review analysis of various projections shows a wide discrepancy. For example Forrester expects the US to lose 13.8M jobs and gain 3M in 2018. The World Economic Forum projects that 7.1M will be lost and 2M gained by 2020, in a sampling of 15 countries. On the other hand, Gartner expects a mere 1.8M jobs to be destroyed and 2M created by 2020. We can pretty ...
 
Why Collaboration Is Essential For Successful IoT Implementation
29.01.2018
Like other aspects of digital transformation, successfully implementing an IoT strategy at the enterprise level requires tight coordination and collaboration from many different internal and external parties. Most organizations understand that collaboration with capable and proven partners is necessary for IoT program planning and deployment, but a successful program can also provide insight and knowledge that can be integrated back into the enterprise to help improve many facets of the operation. In this regard, IoT project implementation can be a scenario ...
 
12 reasons why digital transformations fail
29.01.2018
Lack of CEO sponsorship, talent deficiency, resistance to change -- if you've encountered any of the following issues, you may want to rethink your digital transformation before it grinds to a standstill. Digital transformations are fashionable these days. You won't find an enterprise that isn't leveraging some combination of cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to better serve customers or streamline operations. But here's a hard truth about digital transformations: Many are failing outright or are in danger ...
 
After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It's Time to Throw Out the Playbook
29.01.2018
In looking back at my parents' education in the 1950s and 60s, and my own education in the 1990s and 2000s, I worry sometimes that despite the huge advances that we've seen in technology, not much has changed when it comes to how we view learning and how we design learning environments. The transmission model of education is still the name of the game, although in some circles there are signs of its erosion. I would like to take you on a journey in this post, starting from the 1950s banking model (Freire, 1968) of instructional design, before comparing ...
 
Effective organizations like healthy families
29.01.2018
by Henry Mintzberg - Tolstoy began his novel Anna Karenina with the immortal words "Happy families are all alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own particular way." And so it may be with organizations: they have an unlimited variety of ways to fail, but perhaps only few by which to succeed. In the spirit of Tolstoy, I will not try to list all these ways to fail--blogs have their limits--but present a framework by which many seem to get it right. Lewis et al., in the introduction to their book No Single Thread: Psychological Health in Family Systems¹, ...
 
Warum Social Collaboration nicht ohne Partizipation funktioniert
26.01.2018
Was können ArbeitnehmervertreterInnen tun, um die digitale Zukunft der Arbeit erfolgreich mitzugestalten? Digitale Plattformen wie Yammer, Slack oder Sharepoint revolutionieren die Kommunikation und Kollaboration innerhalb von Unternehmen. Sie haben das Zeug dazu, die Produktivität und Innovationskraft der MitarbeiterInnen um bis zu 25 % zu erhöhen - doch das gelingt nur, wenn sie auch mehr Partizipation im Unternehmen erlauben. Vor welche Herausforderungen und Chancen das die betriebliche Mitbestimmung stellt, erforscht nun ein neues Projekt am HIIG. ...
 
Leadership 4.0: Virtuelle Teams brauchen nicht weniger, sondern mehr Führung!
26.01.2018
Der Wandel der Arbeitswelt, der durch die Digitalisierung ausgelöst wird, bringt Veränderungen in zweierlei Hinsicht: Einerseits ändern sich die technische Infrastruktur und die damit verbundenen Möglichkeiten. Andererseits zieht diese technische Veränderung aber einen kulturellen und arbeitsorganisatorischen Wandel nach sich. Die Arbeitswelt wird vernetzter, virtueller und wesentlich flexibler. Wer jedoch glaubt, dass Führung dadurch einfacher wird oder weniger vonnöten ist, denkt zu kurz. Vielmehr ist das Gegenteil der Fall. Die "neuen" Herausforderungen ...
 
Digital transformation - every day is a school day
26.01.2018
As new technologies rapidly enter the business world, the demand for digital leadership and digital talent grows exponentially. But what does it take to thrive in the digital economy? What's required of companies, their leaders and employees, to successfully drive transformation and create a prosperous future? MARGINALIA spoke with Tim Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Digital Leadership Associates and author of the best selling book 'Social Selling - Techniques to Influence Buyers and Changemakers' to find some answers. Businesses will not ...
 
Digital Age Leaders Need Digital Age Development
26.01.2018
Until relatively recently, what it takes to lead an organisation, and how to become a leader had barely changed over the course of the 20th century. An employee wishing to climb the hierarchy simply had to gather enough experience and expertise in their job and they could be promoted through the ranks, not forgetting that networking with the right people serves as a short-cut. Once in the position of leader it is no surprise that top-down management practices were held as the gold standard. After all, if promotions take place largely due to years of ...
 
Stop Talking About Change. Start Talking About Adaptation!
26.01.2018
Let's talk about change for a moment. Think of yourself. Think of any groups or organizations (including family) in which you are involved. Now, imagine I come to you and say, "I want to talk to you about some changes our organization has decided to make" or, "I want to talk to you about some changes you need to make." Let that sink in for a moment. Okay, how do you feel? Raise your hand if you feel excited, pumped up or optimistic about the wonderful opportunities awaiting you. What? I don't see a lot of hands raised, do you? Are you surprised? When ...
 
What enterprises will focus on for digital transformation in 2018
26.01.2018
by Dion Hinchcliffe - Up until this year, organizations could often afford to overlook the bigger picture for various digital upgrades, improvements, and modernization. In 2018, these threads will now become so connected that increasingly holistic digital transformation efforts will focus on more customer and worker-centric models for better organizing how they function to avoid disruption while creating value faster and more effectively. As technology and business leaders prepare their final tweaks for their digital plans in 2018, there is certainly ...
 
How digital personalization improves employee engagement
26.01.2018
Given how much the world's employees' way of working will change over the next decade, it's no surprise that corporate learning and development needs to evolve as well. The traditional one-size-fits-all approach to L&D is not nearly as effective in the new work environment as firms find ways to adapt to the needs and demands of the digital economy. In response, L&D teams should see themselves as responsible for building critical digital skills in the workforce and improving the overall employee experience. Employees' expectations for what makes ...
 
Why "knowledge sharing" cannot replace "knowledge management"
26.01.2018
Can we use the term "knowledge sharing" as better replacement for the term "Knowledge Management? There are two good reasons not to do so. The terminology debate continues to rumble on in the KM world, with many people preferring the term "knowledge sharing" over the term "knowledge management". This is partly due to a distrust of the concept of management, or use of the "management" term especially when used in conjunction with the word Knowledge. As Tom Davenport wrote in his article "Does Management mean Command and Control?" "I have a problem with ...
 
Moderne Organisation: Schluss mit der Überregulierung!
25.01.2018
Menschen brauchen in ihrem Job mehr Freiheiten, um sich bestmöglich zu entfalten. Aber nicht ohne einen Rahmen, der diese Freiheiten definiert, verkündet unser Gastautor Lars Vollmer* und erklärt, warum "überregulierte, planwirtschaftlich organisierte und von Management-Sklerose versteifte" Unternehmen bald ihre besten Leute verlieren werden. Buchautor Lars Vollmer Buchautor Lars Vollmer: "Jede Organisation braucht einen wachen Widerstand gegen das Unkraut der Regulierung." Wieder einmal ist der Kollege aus der vierten Etage - seines Zeichens Junior ...
 
Collaboration: Diese 5 Tools prägen die Zukunft der Arbeit
25.01.2018
Zusammenarbeit in Zeiten der Digitalisierung: Mit einem globaleren Ökosystem und einem virtuellen Arbeitsraum steigt die Notwendigkeit, kollaborative Lösungen einzuführen. Dank moderner Collaboration-Tools werden Silos minimiert, die Abteilungen, Unternehmen oder Branchenvertikalen trennen. Collaboration-Tools können die jeweiligen Teams dabei unterstützen, in Verbindung zu bleiben, Ideen auszutauschen und produktiv zu arbeiten. Internationale Zusammenarbeit gestaltet sich dadurch einfacher und jeder Projektkollege ist immer auf dem gleichen Stand, ohne ...
 
Knowledge-Management: Erfolg dank Wissensmanagement
25.01.2018
Die effiziente Nutzung von Wissen wird immer mehr zum Wettbewerbsvorteil. Wir stellen einen praxisorientierten Ansatz für das Wissensmanagement vor. Wissen wird für Unternehmen und Organisationen immer wertvoller. Wie aber weiß ein Unternehmen, was es weiß? Know-how im Unternehmen ist oft weit gestreut und kommt nicht über Abteilungsgrenzen hinweg. Das erfordert ein erfolgreiches Knowledge-Management. Grundsätzliches heißt das zunächst einmal: Wissen bündeln, sinnvoll verwalten und sein Potenzial zu Tage fördern. Ganz so leicht ist das jedoch leider ...
 
Find Your Influencers with Organizational Network Analysis
25.01.2018
New technology spots high-potentials, strengthens connections among employees. Imagine you had a way to identify high-potential employees earlier than ever in their work lives, providing a head start on grooming these individuals for future leadership roles. Or that hidden "influencers" in your company could be reliably identified and convinced to be key agents in change initiatives. In another scenario, envision an ability to help pinpoint and reduce communication bottlenecks in your company, improving workforce productivity and engagement. These objectives ...
 
Launching a New System? This Is the Only Metric That Matters
25.01.2018
How do you measure the success of a new system? That is one of the biggest questions people ask when deploying a new piece of software. Some suggest tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) tied to the utilization of the new system or the reduced usage of the older system, which is fine. But the metrics that signal success are the ones that tell you if more work is getting done. Why Did You Deploy That System? How Do You Measure Productivity? What About Information Governance? Don't Shift Old Problems to New Systems [...] ...
 
What the HECK is Digital Transformation? Finally a definition anyone can understand!
25.01.2018
I have been involved in enterprise transformations involving Technology since 1998. I started out with a company called Druid Systems, a management consultancy specialising in Business Transformation and Enterprise Applications. I actually had 3 job offers after I left University - EDS, British Airways and Druid. It was a tough decision but even back then, I could see the potential of Druid, against the other much bigger corporate giants. Druid were specialists in implementing complex Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP), which allowed the integrated ...
 
Why employees are the key to digital transformation success in the enterprise
25.01.2018
Digital transformation efforts remain isolated in many businesses, but employees acting as digital change agents may be the key to spreading them enterprise-wide. Digital transformation efforts are underway to varying degrees at virtually every company, with projects typically spearheaded by the CIO or CTO. However, they are often driven in pockets of the enterprise by individual employees with expertise and passion for digital, and a vision for how it can help their company become more competitive, according to a recent report from Altimeter. Dubbed ...
 
How a "Robot Tax" Could Reduce Income Inequality
25.01.2018
This tax can also be part of a plan to improve the economy as a whole. Earlier this year, Microsoft founder Bill Gates threw his support behind a controversial policy: a robot tax. As workers in many sectors are replaced by machines, the government is losing huge amounts of income tax revenue. Taxing the companies that employ robots, Gates reasoned, could help slow the pace of automation, and the revenue could be used to retrain employees. Get the latest from Kellogg Insight delivered to your inbox. Sergio Rebelo, a finance professor at the Kellogg School, ...
 
Warum jeder eine digitale Präsenz haben sollte (1)
24.01.2018
Die digitale Präsenz - das Sichtbarmachen der eigenen Person, der eigenen Arbeit und der eigenen Ideen - ist ein Thema, das mich sehr beschäftigt. Ich bin überzeugt, das eine digitale Präsenz von enormer Wichtigkeit ist, speziell in der heutigen Lern- und Arbeitswelt. Deswegen möchte ich anderen Menschen näher bringen, warum ich sie wichtig finde und was sie ihnen für Möglichkeiten eröffnet. Dies ist der erste Teil einer Serie kurzer Blog Beiträge zum Thema. Warum jeder eine digitale Präsenz haben sollte (1) Hast Du Dich schon einmal selbst gegooglet? ...
 
#CollaborationWorks: Learn From and Connect with Colleagues
24.01.2018
Every day, employees carry out their day-to-day tasks and attend meetings, often in an office space. Increasingly, employees are allowed or even encouraged to work remotely, even if just part-time. In fact, 43% of people work remotely at least sometimes, and the number is only growing. The only way that people can successfully work remotely - but together - and still be efficient is with great communication and the proper tools. Implementing collaboration tools allows fewer boundaries and more time to share knowledge with colleagues - and not just those ...
 
Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)
24.01.2018
Learning & Development specialists put a lot of time and effort into developing the best training programs, yet they often fail to have the desired results. There are multiple reasons that lead to this situation, the most common one being that they are not well adjusted to the needs of the learners. Sometimes the assessments done prior to designing the programs are not thorough enough, other times managers prove to be somewhat oblivious to the real learning gaps within their teams and ask for modules that don't necessarily fit. However, the major ...
 
The value of Social Network Analysis
24.01.2018
Conducting a social network analysis can help companies to reveal their unexpected influencers. When a division of Cigna Corp. wanted to break down its geographic barriers and become a more global organization, its leaders hoped to informally enlist influential employees to assist with change management. But first they had to identify which employees were most connected with others and who did the most to forge relationships across locations. So leaders conducted a social network analysis. After surveying 200 division managers in 10 countries, they analyzed ...
 
How to create Safe Spaces for Radical Experiments
24.01.2018
As both a product owner and an industry analyst, I am fascinated by how companies achieve breakthrough innovation. Startup methods like agile and lean have taught us to run experiments. And more of us are realising the importance of involving frontline employees in the transformation process -- after all, they are a rich source of ideas since they face customers and new competitors every day. But iterative, participatory innovation comes with a steep learning curve. We go from a well-orchestrated product pipeline (or at least the illusion of one) to ...
 
How to Build an Employee Experience That Rivals Your Customer Experience
24.01.2018
Provide a strong employee experience and your customer experience will benefit. The logic is clear, but evidence is mounting of the strong link between the two. A 2017 study (fee charged) by customer experience research firm Temkin Group found those companies providing significantly better customer experiences than competitors also have 60 percent more engaged employees. YouEarnedit also released a report last year that found 77 percent of employees said the impact and appreciation they feel at work affects their ability to deliver a high-quality customer ...
 
Dump Your Digital Transformation Program
24.01.2018
Most large Digital Transformation programmes fail. Others are in their second or third year and still have yet to prove that they will deliver real outcome. Sometime. Any initiative that leads to true transformation success starts small and lean. They quickly generate new revenue streams, competitive advantage and enhance the company's adaptability to the forces of change. I don't say it is a bad thing to have a full-blown strategy. But before you start to back your digital transformation strategy with a large scale execution roadmap, remember: The essence ...
 
Corporate Culture Dictates the Success or Failure of Digital Transformation
24.01.2018
by Brian Solis - 62 percent of employees consider culture as the number 1 hurdle to digital transformation. This is one of the many startling statistics uncovered in my latest culture research report with Jerome Buvat at CapGemini, "The Digital Culture Challenge: Closing the Employee-Leadership Gap." Corporate culture is one of the most important and misunderstood pillars of any organization. This isn't news. What is news however is the extent of which companies need to but can't fully invest in digital transformation to compete in an era of ...
 
Leaders must act as systems thinkers in the digital transformation
24.01.2018
Much has been written about the frame-breaking changes taking place in industrial markets driven by the combination of hardware and software products newly available to customers. From mobility to manufacturing to healthcare, the nature of these new solutions is fundamentally different than what was available over previous decades. How these products and services are developed, and how companies need to change their organizational structures and behaviors to meet the needs of customers, has been thrust into the forefront of the media, boardrooms and ...
 
Organizing for the age of urgency
24.01.2018
To compete at the speed of digital, you need to unleash your strategy, your structure, and your people. Congratulations! Your organization is performing at or near the top of its game, or it has been in the recent past. Perhaps even better, you have a strategy to improve in the near future. Now for the bad news: the good news won't last. Stay current on your favorite topics Subscribe It can't -- at least without the right kind of organization. Across industries, barely half of the top performers sustain their leadership position over the course of a ...
 
"Die Lehmschicht bröckelt mit #BusinessCircles": Anders führen mit respektvoller Gesprächskultur
23.01.2018
Ich lache gerne mal, auch wenn etwas nicht mehr zu lachen ist. Daher folge ich seit einiger Zeit dem Twitter-Account @lehmschicht. Er haut Sprüche von imaginären Veränderungsblockierern raus, vor allem (aber nicht nur) aus der Führungsebene. Solche Kommentare haben wir wohl alle schon einmal gehört, hier kann ich drüber lachen. Doch der Twitter-Account ist mehr als Satire. Dahinter steckt ein Programm und eine Community von Kollegen und Führungskräften bei der Deutschen Telekom, die, so die interne Lesart, "bereits heute anders führen und arbeiten". ...
 
So, You're Excited About a New ESN
23.01.2018
Hi, [executive]! It's great to hear from you again! What's on your mind? Oh, you saw a demo of Workplace(*) yesterday? Sure, I've heard of it. Now you want to know how we can roll it out here? Okay, let's figure it out! Will Everyone Use It? First, is the vision that "everyone" will use it? All right! Will "everyone" start with you? Because collaboration works when executives are actively engaged. Have you seen that in our network already? I'm happy to show you. Will "everyone" start with your team? Because most people aren't looking for new ...
 
Collaboration
23.01.2018
Collaboration Wikipedia gives a long winded definition of collaboration, Google's dictionary comes up with something simple; the action of working with someone to produce something. Its use has grown in our lifetime. That upward blip in the use of the word at the end of the 1940s is due to the second meaning of the word; traitorous cooperation with an enemy. Some of the recent growth is due to the rise of social media and the experiments in new ways of working. What is the benefit of collaborating in a team? How can you make collaboration effective? ...
 
Is L&D falling out of love with collaboration?
23.01.2018
What will be the top trends in workplace learning over the next 12 months? Every year I ask the global learning and development (L&D) profession this question, and every year the answers prove revealing. (To vote, visit this website, it takes less than a minute, and you can opt to receive the final report on publication.) The results for this year's survey will be out next week, but I can already reveal one fascinating trend that the survey has thrown up. Let's get together Voters choose up to 3 items from a list of 15. Consistently, the top two ...
 
5 Steps to begin or advance a Digital Transformation Strategy
23.01.2018
A smart, connected enterprise can embrace the digital transformation in the coming Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) world by collecting data that could result in new levels of collaboration, operational excellence, agility and profitability. But the reality is that total adoption of IIoT is a ways off and users today need to start the digital transformation for their enterprise to reap benefits before the total technological integration. While the digital evolution of the $10 trillion global manufacturing sector will take time, manufacturers need ...
 
35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World
23.01.2018
It's quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day. Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, others could go on to become household names if blockchain proves itself to be as revolutionary as many are predicting. Cybersecurity Healthcare Financial services Manufacturing and industrial Government Charity Retail Real Estate Transport and Tourism ...
 
5 Tipps zur Verbesserung des Engagements in Mitarbeiternetzwerken
22.01.2018
Eine steigende Anzahl von Unternehmen kehrt der reinen Email-Kommunikation den Rücken und versucht sich an neuen Kommunikationsformen. Gerade Social Intranets und Social Collaboration Plattformen gewinnen im Verlauf des Siegeszuges sozialer Netzwerke auch in der Arbeitswelt an Bedeutung. Hermann Roden von Jive Software - ein Unternehmen von Aurea, gibt in einem Gastbeitrag fünf Tipps, die helfen sollen Mitarbeiter zu mehr Engagement und Austausch zu animieren und damit soziale Intranets in Unternehmen erfolgreich zu machen. Mit der Einführung und Integration ...
 
Da hilft nur Geduld - Der Prophet im eigenen Land
22.01.2018
Damals, irgendwann Mitte der 80er Jahre, war ich total stolz, als ich die umfassenden, extrem hilfreichen, aber nur auf handgeschrieben Zetteln verfügbaren Problem- und Lösungsbeschreibungen meiner erfahrenen Kollegin endlich in einer zentralen Lotus Notes Datenbank eingetragen hatte. Seit damals versuche ich, Informationen und Wissen möglichst transparent für alle verfügbar zu machen - sowohl meine eigenen Erfahrungen als auch die von anderen Experten. Schon zu Notes-Zeiten trat dabei ein Effekt auf, der sich auch nach 30 Jahren immer noch recht hartnäckig ...
 
The Power of the "We-Community"; the Problem of the "I-Network"
22.01.2018
Social Networks are great. People share interests, may it be personal on Facebook, business on linked-in or XING or company releated in their ESNs (Enterprise Social Networks). They discuss, share, comment and post ideas of what could be relevant to others and that ultimately leads to learn from each others knowledge and experience. "We-Communities" and people sharing and helping each to learn, works. The problem of the "I-Network" What is irritating, is that there a some people and not seldom those "self appointed thoughtleaders", who act as if the ...
 
The banality of talking trust
22.01.2018
This week, global elites will assemble at the World Economic Forum in Davos. They will be joined by President Trump and UK Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, neither man with unblemished records on trustworthiness and truth-telling. As of January 1st, according to fact checkers at The Washington Post, Donald Trump had made at least 1,950 false or misleading claims in 347 days in office, or an average of 5.6 claims a day. And that's separate to any of his rants on "rapists" or "shitholes". But do we (or the President's core voters) trust Donald J Trump ...
 
Talent, not labour
22.01.2018
by Harold Jarche - The latest edition of the European Public Mosaic: Open Journal on Public Service is focused on talent management. My article in the journal is entitled 'Talent, not Labour, is the Future of Work'. Here is the abstract. As routine and procedural work gets automated, human work will be increasingly complex, requiring permanent skills for continuous learning and adaptation. Creativity and empathy will be more important than compliance and intelligence. This requires a rethinking of jobs, employment, and organizational management. ...
 
Cultures of learning are critical to business agility and provide the foundation from which rapid change can occur
22.01.2018
Business agility, or the ability to swiftly and proactively adapt to changing market forces, represents a new imperative in our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous climate. As technological change accelerates and the world becomes increasingly connected, organisations find that optimising for efficiency is no longer adequate in today's knowledge work economy. Instead, the current landscape challenges leaders to optimise for rapid innovation by cultivating cultures of learning. The idea of cultures of learning as paramount for success is not new, ...
 
The Game Of Business Has Changed
22.01.2018
by Jacob Morgan - How do companies stay victorious in the new business game? It all comes down to a changed mentality. Business has always been a game. Just like top athletes train and practice to come out victorious, companies train and prepare so they can beat the competition. Instead of scoring home runs or goals, however, companies compete on things like revenue, profit, and quarterly metrics. It's all designed to take market share away from the competition and for organizations to become more powerful. For decades, the focus of nearly every ...
 
Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs
22.01.2018
Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday life - especially in Britain and the US - more completely than at any time in recent history. An obsession with employability runs through education. Even severely disabled welfare claimants are required to be work-seekers. Corporate superstars show off their epic work schedules. ...
 
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 ...
 
Deutsche Wirtschaft im Digi-Tal
12.01.2018
Die Digitalisierung ist überall angekommen - nur nicht in den Bilanzen der deutschen Konzerne. Weil digitale Technologien bisher vorwiegend der Effizienzsteigerung dienten, finde ich in den Geschäftsberichten der Top500-Unternehmen in Deutschland bisher kaum nennenswerte Umsätze mit neuen digitalen Geschäftsmodellen. Auch wenn es weh tut, so muss ich doch den Finger in die Wunde des deutschen Wegs der Digitalisierung legen: Wachstum und operative Margen in den deutschen Kernbranchen wie Automobil, Maschinen-/Anlagenbau und Einzelhandel gehen zurück, ...
 
We Need to Build Accessibility Into Our Digital Workplaces
12.01.2018
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, one in five people have some form of physical or cognitive disability. And yet as of 2016, only 17.9 percent of people with disabilities were employed, compared with 65.3 percent of people without a disability. Nevertheless chances are at least one person in your organization probably has some form of disability. These disabilities are at times obvious, such as employees with limited mobility or who are registered as blind. Yet many of these disabilities, dyslexia being a good example, are spectrum conditions. Some ...
 
If you Treat Employees like they don't make a difference, they won't!
12.01.2018
Employees are our greatest asset. Then why do most companies treat employees poorly? Any strategy or business plan relies on motivated and engaged people to make it happen. One company I worked at, you could work until 7:00pm. And, no one would say a word and no, they didn't pay any kind of overtime. However, when it was time for annual performance reviews they could list every mistake an employee has made. It was a morale killer. So employees became disengaged. They would come to work on time, do their assigned duties and give nothing extra. "If you ...
 
Why People Really Quit Their Jobs
12.01.2018
People don't quit a job, the saying goes -- they quit a boss. We've heard it so many times that when we started tracking why employees leave Facebook, all bets were on managers. But our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn't because of their manager...at least not in the way we expected. Of course, people are more likely to jump ship when they have a horrible boss. But we've spent years working to select and develop great managers at Facebook, and most of our respondents said they ...
 
Why Employees Should Vote For Organizational Change
12.01.2018
According to various studies 70% of all organizational transformations fail. While the methodology of such studies is somewhat doubtful, it's clear that successfully transforming an organization is tough. It's also what we continuously learn from the transformation stories of Bucket List companies. The stories are highly inspirational, but the changes never come easy. A McKinsey survey found that employee buy-in is crucial for successful organizational transformation. Sadly, few organizations actually involve employees in making the change to a better ...
 
Anders netzwerken? Wie interne Communities zum Erfolg geführt werden
11.01.2018
2:15 Stunden täglich - laut GlobalWebIndex tummeln sich Nutzer inzwischen täglich so lange auf externen Plattformen wie Facebook, Twitter und Co. Das Smartphone ist damit für viele Menschen zur "Fernbedienung des Lebens" mutiert: Sie scrollen jeden Tag bis zu zwei Kilometer durch soziale Netzwerke, Apps und mobile Webseiten. Längst ist dies keine Frage des Alters mehr: Bereits Zweijährige können zielsicher über das iPad wischen und auch die Silver Surfer sind gemäß ARD/ZDF-Onlinestudie 2017 immer häufiger und länger online. Mit anderen Worten: Digitale ...
 
Bildung: Mehr Input
11.01.2018
Mithilfe von Digitalisierung und künstlicher Intelligenz versprechen immer mehr Unternehmen, eine Art Turbogang für Schulen und Universitäten zu schaffen. Aber ist mehr Technik in der Bildung tatsächlich die Lösung? In 500 Schulen in China messen Forscher der Jiao Tong University Shanghai mit Kamera und Software, ob sich die Kinder langweilen. An der Software mitgearbeitet hat das Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI). "Im Fokus der chinesichen Kollegen steht, welche Lernkompetenzen ein Kind hat, wie es seine Aufgaben löst und ...
 
Why #ESN Isn't #Consumer - Part 1
11.01.2018
Solving a Different Problem While it's true that Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) can trace their roots back to consumer-focused platforms, the two have taken a vastly different path since the days of MySpace. This is the first in a series of six blog posts where I'll explain why Enterprise Social (#esn, if you're into hashtags) isn't Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat. In fact, just because you have a verified Twitter tick or you're a card-carrying member of RKOI, doesn't mean you'll be a ready-made superstar on your corporate ESN. They're different, ...
 
A Storytelling Approach to Internal Communications
11.01.2018
At most companies, internal communications is broken. Emails that no one reads, fliers pinned to bulletin boards no one notices, and all hands meetings in which the entire audience is checking social media on their phones. Why won't employees pay attention? Why do they complain about company culture, but never participate in it to make it better? Almost certainly, it's because your content is boring. Internal communications teams and Human Resources must realize they're competing for attention with everything. EVERYTHING. Just having video screens by ...
 
Lead like a Gardener
11.01.2018
by Marcus Raitner - The military is often cited as an example and blueprint for hierarchical organizations. With good reason, because in the course of industrialization, many companies were indeed inspired by the organization of the military. And quite a number of companies are still managed with command and order today. It is often forgotten that the military, especially in complex and ambiguous situations -- and these are becoming more and more -- has long been relying on the speed and effectiveness of autonomy and self-organization. The Prussian general ...
 
Realitätscheck Collaboration-Werkzeuge: Schön zu haben, aber kein Muss
10.01.2018
von Stefan Pfeiffer - Und ewig grüßt das Murmeltier. Auch 2018 eröffnen einige Kolumnen mit dem Thema, warum Collaboration-Werkzeuge nicht mehr genutzt werden und E-Mail offenbar immer noch das bevorzugte Werkzeug zur Zusammenarbeit ist. Gartner-Analyst Craig Roth bringt es auf den Punkt: Collaboration-Werkzeuge sind kein Muss, Man kommt trotz der Sinnhaftigkeit auch ohne Workspaces für Teams, ohne Systeme, Dateien zu teilen, ohne gemeinsames Bearbeiten von Dokumenten oder andere Fähigkeiten moderner Werkzeuge zur Zusammenarbeit aus. Collaboration-Werkzeuge ...
 
Wissen teilen: 5 Gründe, warum Sie nur gewinnen können
10.01.2018
"Working Out Loud", kultureller Wandel, "Netzwerk statt Hierarchie": Immer mehr Menschen setzen im beruflichen Kontext darauf, ihr Wissen mit Teammitgliedern oder Gleichgesinnten zu teilen, sich aktiv in Communities einzubringen und die Möglichkeiten zum Dialog in einem Social Intranet gewinnbringend für sich zu nutzen. "Sharing is caring" lautet eine der Erfolgsformeln in der modernen Arbeitswelt; für Führungskräfte ebenso wie für Mitarbeiter ohne Personalverantwortung. Fünf Gründe, warum Sie durch die Weitergabe von Wissen nur profitieren können: Ihr ...
 
Turning Noise into Knowledge
10.01.2018
by Lee Bryant - The meteoric rise of Slack over the past few years has re-energised the digital workplace field, and now with Microsoft Teams starting to become widely adopted in more traditional enterprises, new opportunities are opening up around this class of tools. Most interesting to me, currently, is the emerging opportunity for turning ephemeral chat into more permanent actionable knowledge that can be communicated and shared to wider groups. In our work, we often advise companies that they should think about three levels of intimacy and scale ...
 
12 Slack alternatives worth a look
10.01.2018
There's nothing wrong with using Slack - its 6 million active daily users can't all be wrong. But there are a variety of options available that might better meet your enterprise needs. Once upon a time if you wanted employees to collaborate you'd probably encourage them to use Internet Relay Chat (IRC). But about four years ago Slack appeared on the scene, and since then it's been eating IRC's lunch. That's because it's much easier to install, get up and running, and use than IRC, making it massively popular with nontechies. ...
 
Why Companies Don't Respond to Digital Disruption
10.01.2018
by Gerald C. Kane - Data from our digital leadership research suggests that many corporate leaders may need a reality check on the threat level posed by evolving digital technologies. Knowing digital disruption is happening and doing something about it are two entirely different matters. The philosopher William James noted that "thinking is for doing," meaning that the purpose of us knowing things is to enable us to act in accordance with that knowledge. You might expect, consequently, that every organization has a well-developed strategy and action ...
 
#NewWork, Wild Ducks, Jedi Ritter, Robin Hood und die machtvolle Nomenklatura in Konzernen
09.01.2018
von Gunnar Sohn - In meinem Videochat, den ich als Livestreaming-Event zum Jahreswechsel organisiert habe, ging Stefan Pfeiffer tierisch auf den Senkel, dass die fast nur ausschließlich anwesenden Freiberufler glauben, denen, die in Unternehmen Dinge zu verändern suchen (Stichwort Change Management), erklären zu müssen, dass sie viel expliziter und öffentlicher mit ihren Bemühungen, den Erfolgen und Misserfolgen umgehen müssten. In der von mir moderierten Runde sei dann auch gefordert worden, dass die besagten Jedi-Ritter, Robin Hoods und Change Agents ...
 
DigitalLife@Daimler - digitale Transformation und Hackathons
09.01.2018
Daimler hat in den letzten Jahren mehrere Initiativen ins Leben gerufen, um die digitale Transformation in der Automobilindustrie mitzugestalten. Eine davon ist DigitalLife@Daimler. DigitalLife treibt konzernweit die digitale Transformation voran und setzt Projekte zum digitalen Wandel im Unternehmen um. Dabei sind folgende Schwerpunkte gesetzt: Strategie (#transform), Innovationskultur (#ideate), Mitarbeitervernetzung (#collaborate) und Unternehmenskultur (#change). Das spannende ist, dass Der Fokus ist auf die interne Transformation gerichtet ist, ...
 
Working Out Loud - Trend oder Hype?
09.01.2018
Haben Sie sich nicht auch schon gewundert, warum jetzt alle Ihre Social Media Kontakte plötzlich glauben, laut arbeiten zu müssen? Gleicht der Lärmpegel in modernen Großraumbüros nicht ohnehin schon dem eines orientalischen Basars? Schwappt die Fake-Real-TV-Welle jetzt ins moderne Arbeitsleben? Muss sich jetzt plötzlich jeder öffentlich zur Schau stellen? Working Out Loud wird übereinstimmend als der wichtigste Management-Trend der letzten 12 Monate bezeichnet. Es gibt kaum ein DAX-Unternehmen, das nicht schon auf diesen Zug aufgesprungen ist, und, im ...
 
Designing the Future of Work Part 2: Open by Default
09.01.2018
At Workplace, we believe that people, not just technology, will define the future of work. Which is why we put the needs and expectations of people, especially young people, at the heart of everything we do. When it comes to meeting those expectations, there are 6 principles that we believe will be at the heart of all successful workplaces in the future. These aren't short-term bets on technology or platforms; they're fundamental behaviors that guide our product philosophy and will need to be baked into all businesses if they're to develop the speed ...
 
The Global Economy is Changing the Way We Collaborate
09.01.2018
The new standard of collaboration expands across different offices, different time zones...and different companies. Fifty years ago, few people could fathom working with a team that was spread over multiple locations and time zones. Hell, even five years ago, you'd hardly ever run into an employer that was cool with a "work from home" situation. Yet, as of 2017, over 3.9 million Americans telecommute regularly. On top of that, businesses are becoming more global so even if you do work in an office, it's likely that you'll have to collaborate ...
 
Digital Transformation in 2018: Sustainably Delivering on the Promise at Scale
09.01.2018
by Dion Hinchcliffe - In 2017, we witnessed organizations take up the mantle of digital transformation with more conviction and effort than any time before. Funding, commitment, and leadership support was at its highest level ever and only showed signs of increased dedication. Ongoing success stories from many leading organizations showed that large scale technological and business transition was also possible for the typical company, not just industry leaders. Perhaps most vitally, the imperative itself became even clearer to leaders as disruption began ...
 
Unternehmenskultur: Wenn Kollege Duckmäuser Karriere macht
08.01.2018
Gegen Lob ist der Mensch machtlos: Kontroverse Meinungen zu hören, kann für den Erfolg einer Firma entscheidend sein. Aber wie erreicht man das? Da ist zum Beispiel diese Geschichte mit Volkswagen. Dieses Unternehmen stand mal für all das, worauf dieses Land stolz ist: Verlässlichkeit, Qualität, höchste deutsche Ingenieurskunst. Dann kam die Abgasaffäre. Sie wird diesen Konzern am Ende viele Milliarden Euro gekostet haben, und sie hat seinen Ruf zerstört. Volkswagen, das steht heute eben auch für den vielleicht größten Industriebetrug der Nachkriegsgeschichte. ...
 
Working Out Loud und warum Sie es versuchen sollten
08.01.2018
Sie sind vielleicht nicht mit dem Begriff "working out loud" vertraut, aber die Chancen stehen hoch, dass Sie bereits die Prinzipien dahinter in Ihre täglichen Gespräche, Erzählungen und gesellschaftliche Zusammenarbeit mit einbeziehen. Wir geben auf die eine oder andere Weise an unsere Freunde und Bekannte weiter, was in unserem Leben so abläuft und was uns interessiert. "Working out loud" ist nicht nur ein Trend. Es geht darum, dieses Verhalten zu nutzen, um die Produktivität in Ihrem Arbeitsplatz und Leben zu fördern. Definition Also was ist "Working ...
 
So sieht er aus: Der Tagesablauf eines glücklichen Intranet-Nutzers
08.01.2018
Wie sieht ein typischer Arbeitsalltag eines glücklichen Intranet-Nutzers aus? Dieser Frage haben wir uns bei HIRSCHTEC einmal ausführlich gewidmet. Im Folgenden skizzieren wir daher den Tagesablauf eines fiktiven Mitarbeiters in einem fiktiven Unternehmen, das auf ein modernes Intranet setzt und seine Arbeitswelt digital transformiert. Morgendlicher Start in den Arbeitstag Kommt Christian morgens zur Arbeit, so hat er bereits eine konkrete Vorstellung davon, welche Aufgaben er an diesem Tag bearbeiten möchte. Nach dem obligatorischen Gang zur Kaffeemaschine, ...
 
Towards a Grammar of Digital Collaboration
08.01.2018
by Siegfried Lautenbacher - "I find it barely tolerable and yet symptomatic for our times that we know how digital platforms and social media can enable real participation and collaboration in the corporate world, whereas at the same time decision making structures and hierarchically overorganized processes don't live up to this potential. By far. In other words: Organizations tend to display a blueprint that is fundamentally opposed to digital change" (From my latest post: "Unbearable" - German only) Admittedly, my Christmas post was not exactly upbeat, ...
 
Too Much Togetherness? The Downside of Workplace Collaboration
08.01.2018
The mere mention of keeping up with overflowing email, constant meetings, and time-sucking conference calls makes many of us groan and roll our eyes. How did we all get so busy? A major culprit is the sharp rise in cross-functional collaboration over the past several years. Today, it's often not enough to just put your head down and work in one department for one boss. Demands can come at you daily from other functional areas of the company -- marketing, R&D, finance -- sometimes from colleagues you barely know, both within the U.S. and overseas ...
 
Tapping Into the Evolution of Workplace Communication
08.01.2018
It's safe to say that workplace communication has become an essential part of running a successful business. While less than 30% of employees feel engaged at work, higher engagement leads to stronger productivity, higher profitability and reduced turnover -- so it makes sense to tap into this engagement component. Today, workplace communication isn't just about making sure that executives and lower-level employees feel comfortable talking to each other, it's also about evaluating the technology available for communication and understanding how it can ...
 
New Work? Oder die Rückkehr der wilden Enten und das Imperium schlägt zurück
05.01.2018
von Stefan Pfeiffer - Das Thema Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft oder Digital Workplace beschäftigt mich nun wirklich geraume Zeit. Den Begriff "New Work" wage ich nach der letzten Diskussion im Facebook Video Chat von Gunnar Sohn gar nicht mehr benutzen. Diese Diskussion, aber auch die Beiträge von Katharina Krentz zu ihrer Arbeitsumgebung, der Bericht von Siegfried Lautenbacher zu den Herausforderungen von Sabine Kluge bei Siemens oder auch die leidige Diskussion um die Abschaffung der Heimarbeitsplätze bei IBM treiben mich dann doch zu diesem Kommentar. Der ...
 
Komplexe Aufgaben im Netzwerk lösen - Grundlagen
05.01.2018
von Harals Schirmer - Gedanken zu Netzwerken Seit knapp zehn Jahren arbeite ich jetzt mit Netzwerken in unterschiedlichster Konfiguration und Themen - meist habe ich die selbst aufgebaut. Es geht um "Menschen-Netzwerke". Oft lese ich, das Netzwerke die Hierarchie ablösen werden, das halte ich für fraglich. In meinen Augen ist eine Netzwerk-Organisation eine sinnvolle und notwendige ERGÄNZUNG zu einer Rollenverteilung wie wir sie heute haben (die aber gerne angepasst werden sollte). Dabei sind Experten, Funktionen und Fachgruppen für die "Tiefe", Prozessqualität ...
 
Designing the Future of Work Part 1: Putting People First
05.01.2018
In this new series of blog posts, we'll tackle the future of work head-on and share 6 principles we believe will be at the heart of successful organizations in the future. 2017. What a year... Is it really almost over? It only feels like five minutes ago that we were ushering in the start of 2017 and setting out on a whirlwind 12 months for Workplace. But here we are looking back on one amazing year and looking ahead to another. It's been a year of learning, building and growing for Workplace. We've shipped exciting new features like Video Chat and Multi-Company ...
 
On What We Learned This Year: The 8 Habits Of Highly Progressive Workplaces
05.01.2018
Today is the last day of what was a very exciting year; we grew the team at Corporate Rebels, launched the concept of Rebel Events, started to write our very own book, and -as the cherry on the cake- were nominated for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award! But that's not all. This year we visited once again many of our Bucket-list heroes, all around the globe. We learned lots and shared, earlier this month, our thoughts on the trends of highly progressive workplaces in the Italian magazine Maize. This is what we told them: The Origin "We are not going ...
 
How to lead, challenge and coach corporate rebels
05.01.2018
by Marcus Raitner - Change needs disturbance. Every organization needs people who question the status quo. As jesters or corporate rebels, they cause constructive irritation and thus prevent dangerous stagnation. After the ten principles addressed to the corporate rebels themselves, the question now naturally arises of how to create an environment for constructive rebelliousness and how to lead, challenge and coach rebels. For this Tanmay Vora published the following beautiful sketchnote under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license based on the original ...
 
Welchen Nutzen hat ein Social Intranet?
04.01.2018
Social Intranet wird von vielen Unternehmen bereits aktiv gelebt. Die Anwendungsfälle erstrecken sich über unterschiedliche Unternehmensabteilungen. Oft werden Soziale Medien von Unternehmen zur externen Kommunikation genutzt, egal ob es sich dabei um eine Recruiting-, Vertriebs- oder Marketingstrategie handelt. Es überrascht keineswegs, dass immer öfter Unternehmen Social Media Funktionalitäten für ihre interne Vernetzung verwenden. Ziel dieser Vernetzungsinitiativen ist die Förderung der internen Kommunikation und der Zusammenarbeit. Es scheint, dass ...
 
Zwergobst-Management - Die Kunst, das Ungewöhnliche zu erschaffen
04.01.2018
Vorsicht ist die Mutter der Porzellankiste. Das Ungewöhnliche wäre, sie zu Boden zu schmeißen, um zu schauen, was daraus entsteht und was man daraus machen kann. Kinder sind so. Erwachsene nicht. Nicht mehr. Vorsicht! - Wie man das Ungewöhnliche verhindert Vor sehr vielen Jahren hat mein damals vielleicht dreijähriger Sohn seine gerade vor wenigen Minuten gekaufte Kinder-Sonnenbrille sogleich als Kies-Bagger verwendet. Das war nicht nur im Gesamtzusammenhang eher weniger erfreulich - wenn auch kreativ. Natürlich wurde das von meiner Seite aus sofort ...
 
The Unique Fundamentals of: Collaboration, Content, and Digital Workplace
04.01.2018
What are the unique fundamentals of the collaboration, content, and digital workplace space that make it unique? I don't mean what the current trends are - we write a lot about that. What are the core "prime movers" of the space that have shaped it since the beginning and will continue to shape it going forward? Over the holiday break my thoughts wandered to contemplating what it is about my domain of expertise that makes it interesting. I'm sure every technology domain has its own unique fundamentals that makes is fascinating to those that are immersed ...
 
Why digital transformation starts with being human
04.01.2018
by Brian Solis - Why digital CX and marketing will help businesses survive digital Darwinism. Digital transformation is one of those terms that's both overused and widely misunderstood. But you wouldn't know that if you're following all the hype. Suddenly, every company around the world is going through some form of digital transformation. You'll see headlines everywhere that tell the stories of how digital transformation will help companies survive the digital apocalypse, or how it will miraculously make companies more relevant and desirable among connected ...
 
The main reasons why IoT projects fail
04.01.2018
Cisco conducted a survey of over 1,800 business and IT leaders to find out their main challenges for IoT project adoption in organisations. Here are the top reasons why IoT projects fail and what you can do about it. Long completion times Poor quality of the data collected Lack of internal expertise IoT integration Budget overruns [...] ...
 
Avoiding the pitfalls that could stall your IoT project
04.01.2018
The internet of things offers major benefits for business, not least a boost to the bottom line, so how can the initial challenge of successful implementation be overcome? When Cisco conducted a survey of internet of things (IoT) deployment in the UK and America, its conclusions were stark - the majority of projects are doomed to fail. Six out of ten stall at the proof-of-concept stage, with only 26 per cent considered a complete success. "And it's not for lack of trying," says Rowan Trollope, Cisco's senior vice president and general manager of IoT ...
 
Should you moderate your enterprise social network?
03.01.2018
While they can easily understand the benefits for information sharing, the flow of information, and the engagement and effectiveness of employees that an open, corporate-wide discussion tool can bring, managers often experience concerns about the implementation of an enterprise social network (ESN). As it impacts organizational relationships and access to information, ESN can interfere with the hierarchy of and power structures within organizations. Thus, we are regularly challenged by our customers regarding their fears of seeing their new tool become ...
 
Transformation is being held back by learned helplessness
03.01.2018
In this post, lead consultant Cerys Hearsey explores the barriers created by end-users learned helplessness with Enterprise Social Tools. In 2017, the enterprise collaboration space started to polarise around two approaches - the simplicity and focus on communication-centric experiences, and more complex offerings that cover more types of collaboration, tools and integrations. If you wanted examples to illustrate, I'd have to use Workplace by Facebook and Office 365. But even the simplest tool, with the cleanest UI, easy-to-understand use cases and wide-spread ...
 
The Unique Challenges of Cross-Boundary Collaboration
03.01.2018
Managers increasingly work with teams across geographic distance, or with varying disciplinary expertise, or involving complicated hierarchies of power. Leading this kind of "extreme teaming" requires management skills that don't always come naturally -- such as humility. Technology has made business more globally connected than ever before, allowing organizations to join forces across professions, geographies, and industries. This is especially true for innovation projects, where diverse experts bring their specialized knowledge to play. But there's ...
 
How To Mine Your Online Community For Powerful Insights
03.01.2018
The equation is simple. If you want more support for the community, you have to show the community is driving more value. The common mistake is to equate value to activity and trying to attract more members to drive more activity. Having undertaken in-depth interviews with almost 70 people for my book, I feel fairly confident to say that there is a far more effective option. You don't need more members, you need better systems to capture and use the value you have already created. The Insights Matrix Ideas and Opinions Complaints Sentiment and Qualitative ...
 
Enterprise Content Management at the Crossroads
03.01.2018
OpenText's acquisition of Documentum has opened up a broader discussion of where enterprise content management (ECM) is today and where it may be headed in the coming years. My last few posts have laid out my thoughts on what OpenText's acquisition means for organizations currently using Documentum. The resulting healthy discussion inspired us at Doculabs to conduct a survey of our client base to see what their experiences post-acquisition have been and what their go-forward plans for the platform are. While the survey results are illuminating ...
 
Über eine neue Fehlerkultur zum Erfolg im digitalen Wandel
02.01.2018
Fehler werden in unserer Kultur in der Regel nur negativ gesehen: Sie sind etwas, was es zu vermeiden gilt. Dabei zeigt sich andernorts, dass man auch positiv mit ihnen umgehen kann. Und nicht zuletzt sind produktive Fehlerstrategien eine wichtige Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Teams im digitalen Wandel, wie Christiane Brandes-Visbeck in diesem Beitrag aufzeigt. Sie gibt fünf Tipps dazu, wie sich das erreichen lässt. Fehler - warum sie in unserer Kultur vermieden werden "Wir sind wirklich stolz darauf, keine Fehler zu machen," erzählte mir der Inhaber ...
 
Building new organisational models to achieve true digital transformation
02.01.2018
To achieve true digital workplace transformation, companies must adopt new organisational models, and radically change outdated management and leadership styles. Leaders, and everyone involved, must develop a new mindset around the enabling technologies -- making sure the tools enable people to do more and to do different things, rather than just doing old things in new ways. In this wide-ranging interview, Gerry McGovern highlights what employees need within the digital workplace. Every organisation should be developing their digital workplace. It's ...
 
Helping Your Employees Adapt to Digital Transformation
02.01.2018
Change is hard in any aspect of life. When it comes to changing how a company functions every day, both leaders and employees are bound to face challenges. However, in the wake of digital transformation, change is necessary. If employees don't keep up, they will be left behind and chances are digital transformation will fail. As I've written about previously, CMOs, CIOs, CTOs, and CEOs all have a role in leading the digital transformation. It is their responsibility to sell the transformation to employees. So, what can leadership do to ensure their employees ...
 
Adapt Your Digital Workplace to the Gig Economy
02.01.2018
There's nothing like a seasonal break to get people thinking about quitting their company and joining the gig economy. This mode of work is growing vigorously, at a rate of roughly 27 percent more than payroll employees according to one U.S. study. But the reality is people who become freelance often still end up working for big companies, and it can be even more frustrating as an "outsider." Big companies enjoy the flexibility of temporary staff, but they come with hidden costs. How can both parties optimize their digital workplaces to smooth the way? ...
 
The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions
02.01.2018
New Year's Eve is a time to set goals: to eat better, to save more money, to work harder, to drink less. It's Day 1 on the road to a "new you." But this road, as we all know, is difficult to follow. Humans are notoriously bad at resisting temptation, especially (as research confirms) if we're busy, tired or stressed. By Jan. 8, some 25 percent of resolutions have fallen by the wayside. And by the time the year ends, fewer than 10 percent have been fully kept. Unfortunately, the problem of New Year's resolutions is, in a way, the problem of life itself. ...
 
Eine Grammatik der digitalen Zusammenarbeit
01.01.2018
von Siegfried Lautenbacher - "Was kaum auszuhalten ist und unsere Zeit so prägt ist, dass wir mittlerweile wissen, wie über digitale Plattformen und soziale Medien eine echte Partizipation und Kollaboration in den Unternehmen möglich ist, dem aber Entscheidungsstrukturen und hierarchisch überorganisierte Prozesse gegenüberstehen, die genau diesem Umstand nicht gerecht werden. Dass die Organisationen in der Regel einen Bauplan aufweisen, der einem digitalen Change fundamental zuwiderläuft." (Aus dem letzten Post: "Nicht Zum Auszuhalten") War der Weihnachtsbeitrag ...
 
2018, The Year of Courage?
01.01.2018
by Céline Schillinger - Change maker in the enterprise, take a look back at early 2017. You were hopeful for a fresh start, an acceleration, more people to join the change movement, a work culture that evolves to really support innovation and diversity, a recognition of your efforts as being important to the organization. Did the hopes you had twelve months ago materialize? The answer is probably a mix of yes and no. Yes, there is a growing appetite for people-centric organizations, for "soft" skills, for knowledge that helps understand how to tap into ...
 
New Report on Change Agents: the Unsung Heroes in Digital Transformation
01.01.2018
According to Brian Solis, the real (often untold) stories about digital transformation are the human struggles "change agents" face as they try to modernize their organizations. There are always colleagues, managers and others who don't get it. Solis - futurist, best-selling business-book author and principal analyst at Prophet's Altimeter Group - has written a 29-page report that examines how the people behind digital transformation lead change from within their organizations. From the report's executive summary: In a world where digital technology ...
 
Embracing automation
01.01.2018
by Harold Jarche - Automation Automation, the replacement of human work with human-made technology, has been happening ever since we invented tools. Just as farmhands were replaced by machines 100 years ago, so too will knowledge workers be replaced by networked computers in the next few decades. Last century, those farmhands had the option of moving to the city and working in factories, but what are the alternatives for today's knowledge workers? It is not likely to be a new job, as the job itself is being made obsolete, underlined by 57 million freelancers ...
 
Biology, Blockchains and Quantum Physics
01.01.2018
by Esko Kilpi - How to thrive in the Snapchat economy. We inhabit a world of emergence, uncertainty and unforeseeable change. The greatest opportunities for advantage lie in the combination of fast-changing markets and emerging technologies. Because of this complex landscape, instead of preparing ourselves for a knowable future, we need to explore and probe for openings. We need to build on successful ventures and shift flexibly among opportunities as circumstances change. The strategic logic is temporal rather than spatial. When following a spatial, ...