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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: 30.04.2018
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Archive 04/2018

 

Forget About Collaboration
30.04.2018
I'm on a five-hour flight to Houston from a large, east coast financial services client where I facilitated a workshop on collaboration, and my biggest takeaway is "forget about collaboration." What I mean by that is that no one cares about (or is paid for) collaboration: they care about (and are paid for) solving business problems. So instead of talking about collaboration, let's talk about the business problems that can be positively impacted by improving collaboration capabilities. Creating Collaboration Focus Goodbye Generic Collaboration Goals ...
 
Top 6 Reasons Employees Don't Use Your Intranet
30.04.2018
Anyone with a few years in corporate under their belt has heard this tale before. The company has brought in a modern, user-friendly, socially-enabled intranet solution, and corporate comms management has ensured everyone it will help bridge the gap between departments, break down silos, allow intellectual capital and assets to be transferred across business lines, and be generally liked and adopted as well as Facebook, but within the company. You, as a good soldier and supportive employee, followed the links to check it out on launch day, sign in, upload ...
 
How to Set Up and Maintain Intranet Success, Long After the Honeymoon Is Over
30.04.2018
Remember when you first got your intranet? Those were the days. There was so much hope, so much promise that this tool would help you overcome your workplace challenges. But once that excitement wore off and you slipped back into the day-to-day, you were faced with the daunting task of maintaining that intranet. The last thing you want is for your intranet to become a vacant lot -- the place where documents go to die. But how do you keep your intranet interesting and effective so people actually use it? This article will offer advice about how to set ...
 
Change the system, not the leader
30.04.2018
by Harold Jarche - Plus ça change, plus c'est pareil It's interesting to watch the shenanigans in Washington DC with Silicon Valley's latest 'crisis' over privacy and the manipulation of the democratic process. The 'great man' is answering for the actions of his company in front of the world's cameras. But the great man theory of leadership is outdated, just as the divine right of kings was two centuries ago. Silicon Valley, in spite of all the hype, is based on the same outdated organizational models of leadership and management as the companies they ...
 
Business schools are a technology of the last century
30.04.2018
by Harold Jarche - Our dominant models of how we organize and work as a society are fundamentally changing as we transition from an Information-Market economy to a Creative-Network economy. Charles Green succinctly explained the order in which this transition happens: "Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Then ideology brings up the rear, lagging all the rest--that's when things really get set in concrete." I broke this down in detail in a post on the new business ideology. This was further explained ...
 
Neue und alte Arbeitswelt gehen nicht zusammen! - New-Work-Experte Markus Albers
30.04.2018
Markus Albers galt viele Jahre als flammender Befürworter neuer Arbeitsprozesse. Jetzt nimmt der New-Work-Experte eine Neubewertung vor und spricht sogar von digitaler Erschöpfung. Als Markus Albers vor zehn Jahren sein Buch "Morgens komme ich später rein" schrieb, war er einer der Ersten in Deutschland, die von einer neuen Arbeitskultur sprachen: von zeitlicher und räumlicher Flexibilität. "Unabhängiges Arbeiten mit Hilfe von Technologie und Tools war damals alles andere als ein Massenphänomen, vor allem für Festangestellte", sinniert er heute über ...
 
Die Thermomix-Ökonomie: Wenn Neue Marktorientierung auf Company Rebuilding trifft!
30.04.2018
von Dr. Winfried Felser - Im nachfolgenden Beitrag wird ein dritter Weg für Europas Digitalisierung konkretisiert, der sich im Rahmen des NextAct2020-Events abzeichnete, wo das Team der Competence-Site zusammen mit Partner-Unternehmen, führenden Wissenschaftlern und Entscheidern die Zukunft der Digitalen Ökonomie besprach. Der Heilsweg - das wurde in Köln klar - liegt jenseits der bisher dominierenden Effizienz- und Automatisierungs-Logik, aber auch jenseits von trivialen Copy-Cat-Marktplätzen. Statt wie Amazon und Alibaba sein zu wollen oder gefühlt ...
 
Here's Why the Benefits of Working Out Loud Are so Astounding
27.04.2018
How working out loud has a ripple effect across your teams and organization. Sal leads creative teams in making TV documentaries. I told him about the benefits of working more openly - out loud - and he put his thumb and index finger to his chin in contemplation. Let's just say he was skeptical. Months later he confessed that he tried what I suggested and was pleasantly surprised by the results. He began with a mandate to his team: everyone must work in the cloud (enabled by innovative software that allows for rendering and editing film rushes online). ...
 
Community and Contributions
27.04.2018
Communities are platforms for peers to communicate based on similar and dissimilar grounds, foster the collaborative network within them, and help nurture and enrich the quality of knowledge shared across it. Whereas contributions are characterised as a mix of outcomes made by peers when in and outside the community of Social platforms in the form of useful and meaningful media generation like that of texts, images, videos, podcasts, and so on. Peers either create or join a community depending on the goals they wish to attain over a period or the target ...
 
It's not about you! Or is it? Creating online community content that serves your audience
27.04.2018
In an effort to get information out of email and flowing more easily across silos, many companies have launched knowledge sharing platforms, or online communities. Employees use the communities to find information, post files, ask questions, and share expertise in order to solve problems together and get their work done. The employee community is usually given a name such as The Hub or The Hive, and is typically powered by an enterprise social network / collaboration platform such as Yammer, Jive Software, or Igloo (see Appendix below to learn more). ...
 
Create Your Own Personal Learning Plan
27.04.2018
by Helen Blunden - How do you create your own personal learning plan? Some time ago, I was looking at ways to be more productive in my work and learning; and one way I did this was to list down all the various tasks I needed to complete during the week. Many of my tasks were simple To Do items, while others were actions to achieve a certain professional or personal goals. I have written extensively on this blog (as well as shared videos) on how I use Trello to capture all the tasks and activities I do on a weekly and monthly basis for my own business. ...
 
Out on the edge
27.04.2018
by Harold Jarche - Last month in Berlin I gave a keynote at the Landing Festival entitled, It's your Network, Stupid. I explained that to find new ideas and information, loose social networks are best. Weak social ties enable us to find a wide variety of information and ideas, often relatively quickly using networked technologies. In this way a diverse social network can yield a lot of information. The loose social ties in these networks usually only provide explicit information. To gain deeper insight and implicitly understand more complex knowledge, ...
 
The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.
27.04.2018
Why you should focus on Riskiest Assumption Tests and forget about MVPs. There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it's not a product. It's a way of testing whether you've found a problem worth solving. A way to reduce risk and quickly test your biggest assumption. Instead of building an MVP identify your Riskiest Assumption and Test it. Replacing your MVP with a RAT will save you a lot of pain. MVP is used so much it's lost its original meaning. It's often mistakenly applied to the first release of a rudimentary product. As a ...
 
Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It's All About Reputation Now
27.04.2018
In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information. There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it. What makes this paradoxical is that the vastly increased access to information and knowledge we have today does not empower us or make us more cognitively autonomous. Rather, it ...
 
Five practices of successful corporate transformation
26.04.2018
How companies become high performers. Almost every company is now facing a transformation. Digitalization and innovations are rapidly changing businesses: Traditional industry borders are disappearing, new competitors are appearing and attacking by disruptive business models. This leaves established companies little response time. Acting fast, skillfully and creatively is necessary - especially when faced with an uncertain future. Well-positioned companies counter with a high performance organization. Porsche Consulting supports management in the introduction ...
 
Digital Transformation is an attitude, do you have it?
26.04.2018
Here we go again. In a recent meeting with a corporation I had that feeling, experience again. The company was very vocal about the change they need to go through. Everyone was enthusiastic about transforming the company, about becoming the next big thing in their industry. Everyone were clear that transforming for the digital industrial revolution was fundamental to survive, fundamental also to their customers and stay relevant. I felt happy. Finally an organization which appeared to understand the importance and were not only speaking about it. Did ...
 
Network Analysis Enhances Merger Integration
26.04.2018
Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) can be a powerful tool to help leaders improve mergers of legacy organizations. ONA data can reveal ways to speed integration, drive change, create retention and staffing strategies, foster acceptance of change and facilitate cultural integration. Although some ONA analyses produce clear and easily actionable results, others require careful investigation to generate maximum benefit. One global consumer products company - the result of a complex merger - found that ONA was useful in understanding uneven business performance. ...
 
The Surprising Power of Questions
26.04.2018
Much of an executive's workday is spent asking others for information -- requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an essential part of their training, few executives think of questioning as a skill that can be honed -- or consider how their own answers to questions could make conversations more productive. That's a missed opportunity. Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool ...
 
Empowerment & die agile Organisation
25.04.2018
von Niels Pflaeging - Herr Pfläging, was verstehen Sie unter Empowerment? Empowerment bezieht sich immer auf Macht-Übertragung von Managern oder "Führungskräften" auf einzelne Mitarbeiter. Das Problem dabei: Damit eine Organisation selbstorganisiert bzw. agil werden kann, sollten nicht einzelne Mitarbeiter ermächtigt werden. Wenn man agile Organisation anstrebt, dann müssen Teams ermächtigt werden! Das ist ein gewichtiger Unterschied. Denn bei Empowerment Einzelner entsteht nicht notwendigerweise Zusammenarbeit. Erst bei der Ermächtigung von Teams kann ...
 
Employee Experience Thinking to Evolve the Digital Workplace
25.04.2018
Some seven years ago, I wrote about a growing trend in digital workplace technologies. Dubbed heterogeneous intranets (from the Greek to mean 'diverse in content or character'), these were emergent digital workplaces that sought out and implemented a 'best in class' approach for their technology landscapes in contrast to simply switching a toolset from one supplier. Best in class technologies are the best - right? What might an Ex focus mean for the digital workplace [...] Summary Many of my clients are wrestling with this innate challenge: do companies ...
 
Break the Rules: How Thinking Flexibly Leads to Innovation
25.04.2018
The one constant in life is change. But rigid ways of thinking can sabotage our efforts to thrive in a changing environment. Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow believes human beings have the unique ability to think flexibly in ways that would unleash an inherent creativity -- a skill he calls elastic thinking. "Analytical thinking might be how you figure out the best drive from home to work, but it's elastic thinking that gave us the invention of the car," he said. Mlodinow wrote a book on this topic called Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of ...
 
How Complicated Is Your Company?
25.04.2018
Around the world, economic growth is slowing down. In developed and emerging economies alike, growth rates have declined considerably from their peaks, and there is little evidence that they will rise substantially any time soon. Anemic expansion of labor productivity is largely to blame. As Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman wrote in The Age of Diminished Expectations, "Productivity isn't everything, but in the long run it is almost everything. A country's ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise ...
 
Unternehmenskultur als Transformationsprozess
24.04.2018
Dritter Stopp der #INQAAuditOnTour ist die Aareon AG in Mainz. Auf meiner Lieblingsbahnstrecke Richtung Rhein-Main-Gebiet kommt mir die letzte Begegnung mit meinen beiden heutigen Gesprächspartnerinnen in den Sinn: Nicole Herbertz, ehemalige Mitarbeiterin Personalentwicklung und heute Bereichsleiterin SAP Consulting, und Sylvia Clöer, Direktorin Konzernbereich Personal und Organisation. Ich erinnere mich an eine sehr angeregte Diskussion zum INQA-Audit im Rahmen eines Erfahrungsaustauschs von teilnehmenden Betrieben vor zwei Jahren und bin jetzt umso ...
 
Rita Zonius: Help Employees Understand 'How Change Will Benefit Them Personally'
24.04.2018
Rita Zonius had witnessed the evolution of digital workplace technologies and the accompanying shifts in users' perceptions of those tools. "Back in the day, it wasn't easy to encourage people to let go of their siloed repositories of information," she said. "With each step in the evolution of the intranet, people became more comfortable 'letting go' and trusting the tool being put in place. But it took a long time to get there." Zonius is currently director of The Enterprise Social Engineer, a consultancy she set up in 2017, which aims to help organizations ...
 
8 ways to improve internal communication strategies
24.04.2018
How to build a communications strategy that helps us in our day-to-day work and serves as a useful tool for accomplishing business objectives? Good internal communication is helpful to everyone across the company in better understanding business, hearing each other and simply making people feel better. Managed properly, it will support managers and employees alike in building valuable relationships that underpin effective management. In their communication with workforce, company heads and executives will gain the confidence that their dialogue helps ...
 
Silos Set In At 150 Employees, Latest!
24.04.2018
I am fascinated by numbers. I have always been. So much that I in my school days competed with my class mates in who could remember most numbers in Pi, get closest to the result of a square root of a number like 47.32 or multiply 273 x 3561 the fastest. I know... pretty nerdy! I have brought that fascination for numbers into Innovisor. We find the right actions to complex organizational issues, and have identified some ground breaking insight over the years. Like the 3% rule (used for change) and the 50% rule (used for communities). Lately, I have been ...
 
How Humble Leadership Really Works
24.04.2018
When you're a leader -- no matter how long you've been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there -- you are merely overhead unless you're bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this. Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders to become overly obsessed with outcomes and control, and, therefore, treat their employees as means to an end. As I've discovered in my own research, this ramps up people's fear -- fear of not hitting targets, fear of losing bonuses, fear of failing -- ...
 
Die Vermessung der Mitarbeiter
23.04.2018
Eine Analyse-Firma hat sich Zugang zu den Daten von Millionen Facebooknutzern verschafft. Am Arbeitsplatz hinterlassen Beschäftigte noch sensiblere Spuren. Was ließe sich damit anfangen? Bei einem Mitarbeiter laufen viele E-Mails auf. Ständig erhält er Anrufe. Die Gespräche sind kurz. Danach mailt er wenige Worte an eine Person, die daraufhin lange telefoniert. Er selbst ruft immer wieder die gleichen Kontakte an. Auch diese Gespräche sind lang. "Wenn Sie noch herausfinden, dass diese Telefonate in die Chefetage führen, können Sie ziemlich sicher sagen: ...
 
Der ewige Kampf gegen die Kakerlake E-Mail
23.04.2018
Fast zwei Stunden täglich verbringen Arbeitnehmer mit Mails. Anbieter wie Slack oder Astro versprechen Besserung. Aber die E-Mail ist zäh. Wie jeden Morgen ist Cal Henderson auch an diesem Frühlingstag zügig von seiner Wohnung in San Francisco zu seinem Büro in der Innenstadt marschiert. An seinem Schreibtisch, im fünften Stock des Bürogebäudes, hat er seine Kopfhörer abgestreift. Der gebürtige Brite, 37, bärtig, gewinnendes Lachen, hört auf seinem dreiviertelstündigen Marsch zur Arbeit Audiobooks - in dreifacher Geschwindigkeit. "Normal ist mir zu langsam", ...
 
Engaging intranets enhance productivity, pride, connection, and purpose at work
23.04.2018
If your company is serious about improving employee engagement, then the intranet is the perfect place to start, Tami Matthews, Content Strategist at ElevatePoint, believes. In this interview, Matthews tells MARGINALIA how and why a modern intranet can have a positive impact on the employee experience. She also shares her views on the latest intranet trends and the future of work. With just 15 percent of global employees reporting that they feel actively engaged at work, engagement is one of the biggest crises facing the workplace. What can organisations ...
 
Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline
23.04.2018
There are multiple approaches companies can take with innovation. Some invest huge sums into research and product development, some spend less but have highly focused innovation teams. Others look to surface innovation from across their workforce through open innovation. Whatever your approach, enterprise social network (ESN) tools such as Yammer and Workplace by Facebook and collaboration platforms such as Igloo are gaining a foothold as highly useful innovation tools. A number of specialist open innovation tools are also available that combine social ...
 
Achieving Intranet Search Effectiveness in the Age of AI
23.04.2018
Long gone are the days when a simple search box was all that was needed for an intranet to be effective. With the wealth of data and information that employees need to retrieve to do their jobs effectively, organizations must have the most innovative tools and technologies in place to offer not just any search results, but search results that deliver the most relevant data -- data that can support better insights and decision-making. In the past few years, big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have evolved rapidly, allowing ...
 
How to Lose Your Best Employees
23.04.2018
You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door. She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her growth has stalled, and she needs a new challenge to reinvigorate her. As her boss, you don't want anything to change. After all, she's super-productive, her work is flawless, and she always delivers on time. You want to keep her right where she is. That's a great ...
 
Sei kein Frosch! Was Unternehmen an Transformation hindert. Und was ihnen hilft.
20.04.2018
Die Welt wandelt sich. Und mit ihr die Unternehmen, wenn sie weiter erfolgreich sein wollen. Trotzdem tun sich gerade Großunternehmen oft schwer mit Transformation. Warum ist das so? Und wie steuert man gegen? In einer Debatte mit Studierenden bin ich vor kurzem gefragt worden, wie ich als Manager mit zunehmen unsicheren Zeiten umgehe: Wettbewerb mit Nordamerika und Asien, disruptive Innovationen durch die Digitalisierung und wachsenden Nationalismus und Protektionismus in der Politik. Meine Antwort war, dass Unsicherheiten eigentlich die wesentliche ...
 
Zwei Jahre und kaum Verbesserung in der Transformation: In den Köpfen vieler Führungskräfte löst sich keine digitale Handbremse
20.04.2018
In den meisten deutschen Großunternehmen zählt die digitale Transformation aktuell zu den drei wichtigsten Themen. Allerdings herrscht eine enorme Diskrepanz zwischen der Eigenwahrnehmung der Unternehmen und den realen Herausforderungen durch die Digitalisierung. So die Ergebnisse einer aktuellen Studie der GfK. Doch neu sind diese Erkenntnisse nicht. Wie erfolgreich gestalten Unternehmen in Deutschland die digitale Transformation für sich? Allem Anschein nach gut, denn fast jedes zweite Großunternehmen in Deutschland sieht sich aktuell "sehr gut" oder ...
 
Endstation fürs Management
20.04.2018
"The challenge is this: training creative, independent, and innovative artists is new to us." - Seth Godin, Stop Stealing Dreams Wer in diesen Tagen versucht als Manager alter Schule in der Führungsetage seines Unternehmens seinen Job zu machen, kennt vor allem eins: das belastende Gefühl, angezählt zu sein. Vorbei sind die Zeiten, als der Manager von der Leiter der Hierarchie herab seine Anweisungen erteilen konnte und dabei einigermaßen sicher sein durfte, dass es immer genügend "Fußsoldaten" gäbe, die dienstbeflissen zur Umsetzung schritten. Wie es ...
 
7 ways to engage remote employees in company culture
20.04.2018
A strong, vibrant company culture is one of the pillars of success for any business. It helps build morale, encourages teamwork, and builds a strong professional community. With the flexibility of today's communication technology, it's become more common for companies to hire employees who work remotely. It's deceptively easy to neglect remote employees when it comes to building company culture since they are typically not involved with the day-to-day routines, but it's a mistake that should absolutely be avoided. Here are seven ways that companies can ...
 
5 ways to create a coaching culture at work
20.04.2018
Creating a coaching culture at work has several benefits for you and your employees. Staff are given development opportunities and therefore likely to feel more valued and motivated. In turn, the business can mitigate the risk of high staff turnover and save money on recruitment by encouraging progression and promoting from within. But how many businesses are actually nailing a 'coaching culture' right now? Chances are not many. Unfortunately creating a coaching culture is often a boardroom decision that gets diluted along the way. Well-intentioned coaching ...
 
New questions for an unpredictable future
20.04.2018
I have been in California this week teaching a bunch of inspirational senior leaders about leading through a world that is increasingly complex. There's a way all of these leaders know that much of their work is unpredictable and that they need to try things out, but the mind-set that goes along with our wishes for predictability are so strong that they can pull us along without our even noticing it. For example, we've seen clients be totally committed to innovation in a complex space, and then also totally undermine it with the way they talked about ...
 
Culture eats tech for breakfast. 3 kulturelle Transformationskiller
19.04.2018
Es brodelt in ganz Europa rund um das Thema Digitale Transformation und all die neuen Technologien wie «Künstliche Intelligenz» (im englischen als A.I. bekannt), «Blockchains» und «Marketing Automatisierung». So spielen zum Beispiel laut Agenda-Austria für rund 70% der österreichischen Unternehmen im Mittelstand Technologien rund um Digitalisierung eine (sehr) große Rolle für ihr Geschäftsmodell und den Geschäftserfolg. Nun - wie geht man als Unternehmen mit dieser Digitalisierung um? Viele Unternehmen holen sich dazu externe BeraterInnen an Board, um ...
 
Wer Erfolg haben will, muss sich verändern
19.04.2018
Veränderungen sind für unsere Unternehmen zur Daueraufgabe geworden. Der Grund: Ohne Veränderung gibt es keinen Erfolg, kein Wachstum, keine Weiterentwicklung. Allerdings ist die Veränderung lediglich Voraussetzung, aber nicht Garant für den Erfolg. Denn Veränderungen können auch schief gehen. Sie werden zwar von außen angestoßen, aber sie werden von innen gefördert oder - und das ist die entscheidende Erkenntnis - von innen gebremst. Folglich ist es für jedes Unternehmen von existentieller Bedeutung, die Treiber und Bremser von Veränderungen, die es ...
 
The Science Behind Using Online Communities To Change Behavior
19.04.2018
s it just me, or is it impossible to talk to technology entrepreneurs without mentioning user engagement and behavior? I'm a behavioral psychologist, so that might be why I keep having conversations about engagement, but I don't think that's the only reason. I think it's because entrepreneurs have realized that behavior change and engagement is critical to technology development (and to everything else in our lives). Whether we're trying to get people to download or keep playing our fantasy sports applications, convince ourselves to avoid that extra ...
 
Digital culture the "missing ingredient" of transformation
19.04.2018
Without a supportive digital culture, digital transformation falters, says Microsoft report. Organisations with a strong digital culture are more likely to have productive, innovative and engaged employees, leading to greater productivity and innovation for the organisation, according to a new report. The Microsoft report on digital culture is based on a survey of more than 20,000 employees across 21 EU countries, with more than 1,000 Irish respondents, with age ranges from 25-44. What became clear from the report, said Aisling Curtis, commercial director, ...
 
Your Org Chart is Not Your Organization
19.04.2018
You'll need to look much deeper. But you know that. At least I think you know that. Yet the org chart just won't die. It's still the most popular, simplistic, and common way of depicting our organizations. It provides a snapshot of people in little squares that represent function and span of control or at least that's the intention. Org charts are motionless, time-bound and mechanical. But we know organizations are dynamic, evolving and alive. Org charts are simple, structured and linear. But we know organizations are complex, interdependent networks. ...
 
Linking talent to value
19.04.2018
Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization really creates value and how top talent contributes. To understand how difficult it is for senior leaders to link their companies' business and talent priorities, consider the blind spot of a CEO we know. When asked to identify the critical roles in his company, the CEO neglected to mention the account manager for a key customer, in part because the position was not prominent in any organization chart. By just about ...
 
Unternehmen müssen eine Kultur für digitale Transformation schaffen
18.04.2018
Wer eine Digitalisierung für alle erfolgreich gestalten will, darf niemanden zurücklassen. Auf Basis von Sicherheit und Fortschritt sollten möglichst alle Menschen von den Chancen der digitalen Gesellschaft profitieren. Wie gut das gelingt, hängt allerdings nicht allein davon ab, welche Technologien wir einsetzen. Mindestens ebenso wichtig ist auch eine Kultur, in der sich Technologie und menschliche Kreativität gegenseitig beflügeln.Deshalb hat sich am zehnten April bei Microsoft Berlin alles um das Thema Digitalkultur gedreht. Sowohl die Microsoft ...
 
Die digitale Transformation darf nicht am Mindset scheitern
18.04.2018
Jeder hat es geahnt, längst ist es Gewissheit: Unternehmen, die nicht bereit sind, sich zu verändern, werden von der digitalen Transformation irgendwann überrollt. Mittlerweile sollte auch beim letzten Unternehmenslenker angekommen sein, dass die Digitalisierung uns alle angeht - und das nicht mehr nur in Form einer technokratischen Debatte. Nicht die Frage, "ob", sondern "wie" das Thema in der eigenen Organisation adressiert werden kann, muss schnellstens geklärt werden. Dazu empfehle ich mein letztes Webinar, in dessen Rahmen ich mich mit der Bedeutung ...
 
Company Rebuilding: Die Erschütterung der alten Macht
18.04.2018
In sieben Schritten von der Lehmschicht zur Zellstruktur Was ist los in den Top-Etagen deutscher Unternehmen? 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 ...
 
New Work meets Politics - Die Zukunft der Arbeit ist ein politisches Thema
18.04.2018
Was haben Hobbits, Hooligans und Vulkanier mit New Work zu tun? Wer glaubt, dies sei eine rhetorische Frage, fehlt. Sie ist ernst gemeint. Wer glaubt, die drei reichlich unterschiedlichen Gruppen hätten nichts mit New Work zu tun, täuscht sich ebenfalls. Die verbindende Klammer ist das äußerst anregende Buch "Gegen Demokratie" des US Amerikanischen Professoren Jason Brennan aus Washington, auf Deutsch 2017 erschienen. Brennan ist keineswegs demokratiefeindlich, ihm liegen Werte wie Gerechtigkeit am Herzen. Er schreibt sogar ausdrücklich, dass Demokratie ...
 
What Sets Effective Intranets Apart?
18.04.2018
An intranet is a vital part of any digital workplace strategy. When done right, an intranet can act as a functional resource for employees while also representing a company's culture. But intranets have a bad reputation. Sometimes even the word "intranet" can be taboo. Cumbersome, lackluster intranets or intranets with poor search tools are unfortunately still commonplace, pushing companies to undertake redesigns in an attempt to improve them. In some cases, users don't trust documents they find on their companies' intranets. So what does it take ...
 
Information overload, the outcome and the underlying problem
18.04.2018
Lately, I've been working intensively on the topic of knowledge management. Along with posts on content "upcycling" and "making knowledge visible", this post is the third in this series. What is it all about? If we think about knowledge management, or "knowledge" in general, it is not something we "have." After all, we can't possess knowledge, so it's hard for us to "manage" it. This is something we should remember. Instead, we are in a constant process of acquiring and disposing knowledge: if we don't use or apply something, we tend to forget it - everyone ...
 
One baby step to transform your organisation
18.04.2018
Very frequently we talk with companies who wish to change how they work, empower their teams and foster a culture of collaboration. Many of these organisations struggle to do this, for a variety of reasons. One common problem is to get carried away and to engage in an over-ambitious initiative. It goes without saying that cultural transformation is a long distance race. There are a number of initiatives that are small in scope and have a high potential of success. Collaborative funding is one of those initiatives. Cobudget is an online platform where ...
 
Alles was CIOs zur Enterprise Collaboration wissen müssen
17.04.2018
von Alexander Kluge - Wenn Digitalisierung die Herausforderung ist - warum ist Vernetzung dann die Lösung? Wenn Sie heute über die Herausforderungen der Digitalen Transformation lesen und hören, werden Ihnen die Management-Berater das Plattform-Lied von Uber oder AirBnB singen, Ihrem Management die Schreckgespenster Kodak und Nokia vor Augen halten und Ihnen empfehlen, jetzt - und zwar genau jetzt und das ist natürlich schon zu spät - Ihr Unternehmen umzubauen. Die VUCA Welt (volatility, uncertainty, complexity und ambiguity) sorgt für Disruption, die ...
 
Digital Leadership: Welche Werte brauchen Digital Leader?
17.04.2018
Die digitale Transformation verändert unsere Unternehmenswelt fundamental. Allerdings sollten wir uns nicht von den neuen technischen Möglichkeiten blenden lassen, die alternativlos zu sein scheinen. Es geht bei der digitalen Transformation nicht nur um die Machbarkeit, sondern vor allem um kulturelle Veränderungen. Die Frage, welche Werte uns wichtig sind und wie wir diese Werte in den Unternehmen der Zukunft Wirklichkeit werden lassen, ist deswegen enorm wichtig. Sie berührt unmittelbar die persönliche Identifikation mit der eigenen Arbeit sowie den ...
 
Demokratie ist mehr als nur abstimmen. Was Unternehmens- demokratie von der Politikwissenschaft lernen kann. #1
17.04.2018
Schon seit geraumer Zeit beobachte ich mit großem Interesse die Diskussion um die Thematik der Unternehmensdemokratie. Oft stört mich an der Diskussion eines im besonderen Maße: Unabhängig, ob Befürworter oder Kritiker - beide Seiten neigen dazu, den Demokratiebegriff - ich will nicht sagen zu verstümmeln - aber zumindest zu verkürzen und zu reduzieren. Natürlich mag der eine oder andere einwenden, dass die politikwissenschaftliche Verwendung des Demokratiebegriffs nicht ohne Weiteres auf den Unternehmenskontext übertragbar ist. Ich persönlich vertrete ...
 
Schau mir über die Schulter!
17.04.2018
Unternehmen, die gerade in der Entscheidungsfindung für ein neues Intranet sind, sollten ihr bestehendes System nicht außer Acht lassen. Bestimmt gibt es einiges, was gut funktioniert und worauf die Nutzer in der Zukunft nicht verzichten wollen. Genauso gibt es aber auch Leiden, die über die Jahre womöglich zu großen Schmerzen angewachsen sind. Und manchmal haben Mitarbeiter auch interessante Workarounds für sich gefunden. All das lässt sich wunderbar mittels sogenannter Schulterblicke evaluieren. Was ist ein Schulterblick eigentlich? Ein Schulterblick ...
 
How can HR give time back to the organisation?
17.04.2018
Give me my time back! After a presentation yesterday, I spoke to some senior HR professionals of big multinationals. They liked my preaching about the virtues of HR tech, but warned me that maybe I should also spend some attention to the other side of the coin: the virtues of less technology, combined with the virtues of less HR. In their organisations the assignment to all staff groups was: stop with using (wasting) more and more time of the employees and managers in the organisation, please give us some time back! An example that was mentioned concerned ...
 
The Myth Of The Innovation Lab
17.04.2018
Innovation labs have become popular as a way for established corporates to manage innovation. A quick search of the term "innovation labs" on Google news reveals quite a large number of innovation labs being opened on a monthly basis. Companies like Huawei, Unilever and Cisco have all launched new innovation labs in the past month. It appears that companies are finding innovation labs to be good way to explore new technologies and startup ideas. So What's The Problem? Innovation labs can also present some serious challenges. One part of the problem is ...
 
Social Collaboration: Digitale Formen der Zusammenarbeit liegen erstmals vorn
16.04.2018
Digitales Arbeiten setzt sich immer mehr durch - dennoch ist jeder zweite Mitarbeiter mit der technischen Ausstattung seiner Arbeitsplatzes unzufrieden. Dass Tools für das sogenannte Social Collaboration - also die digitale Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit - ein wichtiges Element bei der digitalen Transformation sind, zeigt die in diesem Jahr zum dritten Mal erhobene "Deutsche Social Collaboration Studie" der Unternehmensberatung Campana & Schott und dem Fachbereich Wirtschaftsinformatik der Technischen Universität Darmstadt. "Kroker's Look @ IT" ...
 
Digitaler Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft: Chat-basierte Collaboration-Plattformen spielen eine zentrale Rolle
16.04.2018
von Simon Dückert - ach der viel beachteten Studie Arbeit 4.0: Megatrends digitaler Arbeit der Zukunft - 25 Thesen der Telekom (2015) ist im Januar 2018 eine neue Studie mit dem Titel Digitale Arbeitsplatzgestaltung - Hub für vernetztes Arbeiten in Zusammenarbeit mit crisp Research erschienen (N=401, Methode: Befragung von IT-, Strategie- und weiteren Business-Entscheidern). Untersucht wurden mobile Technologien und Werkzeuge für den digitalen Arbeitsplatz, die eine Grundlage für agile und flexible Arbeits- und Kommunikation bilden. Applikationen, Endgeräte ...
 
Ein langer Weg zur digitalen HR-Transformation
16.04.2018
Für eine erfolgreiche digitale Transformation der HR-Funktion müssen Personaler zunächst einmal die Potenziale neuer Technologien und die damit im Zusammenhang stehenden Entwicklungen rund um das Thema "New Work" verstehen. Auf dieser Basis sollten dann eine adäquate HR-Strategie entwickelt, die HR-Prozesse optimiert und passende HR-Strukturen gestaltet werden. Die digitale Transformation ist sicherlich eines der dominierenden Wirtschaftsthemen unserer Zeit. Über die Anpassung und Neuentwicklung von Geschäftsmodellen und -prozessen bewirken die aktuellen ...
 
How to Start Your Digital Transformation
16.04.2018
Digital transformation relates to the change associated with the application of technology, but it isn't just about adopting new technologies. Digital transformation is also about how these new technologies affect the way we work, who we work with, and how we create value. You probably already have some form of digital transformation going on in your organization. Process automation is one of the first places businesses explore change, but the key is starting small and then building on these initiatives. So where should you start? Where to Start ...
 
Week 0: a best practice for effective Working Out Loud Circles
16.04.2018
When employees and managers want to work differently, in a more connected, more purposeful and generous way at ZF, they may participate in a Working Out Loud Circle. In my first blog post here on LinkedIn I was talking about the beginning of the Working Out Loud movement in my company. After several months now, we are smoothly changing the way we are collaborating and communicating circle by circle. My experience now is that the success of a Working Out Loud circle depends on several factors, such as commitment of the circle members, basic understanding ...
 
The Misinterpretation of "Agile" in Modern Leadership
16.04.2018
by Philipp Rosenthal - With less hierarchy and governance, companies want to become more agile. The goal is to tear down internal borders, encourage collaboration and be one step ahead of market and competition. Modern digital work tools are supposed to support and nurture this borderless way of working and thinking. Start-ups get all of this engrained in their DNA from the beginning. Existing businesses have to reverse engineer the process and re-invent themselves. In this, the idea of "agile" often gets misinterpreted and people are left without framework, ...
 
Why Managers Should Care about Employee Loyalty
16.04.2018
Loyal employees are a major asset for a strong company. Many businesses think that employees are automatically loyal just because they're getting a regular paycheck. The truth is loyalty isn't for sale. Loyalty has to be earned by the way you treat your employees. Transforming your business isn't easy. You can't do it alone. Without the cumulative drive of a dedicated team, your business won't last long. How you Treat your Employees will Determine the Fate of your Company! Often poor management lies at the heart of an employee's departure. People don't ...
 
Is This the World We Are Creating?
16.04.2018
The Impact of Digital Technologies on Life & Work. Imagine a possible "near future" experience of going to work: "As I drink my first coffee of the day, I use the app on my smartphone to order a car. At the designated time, a driverless vehicle pulls up outside my apartment and a push notification on my watch alerts me that it has arrived. The car door is opened by a face recognition sensor. Once seated, I use the voice recognition system to confirm the destination and the car automatically sets off. The car takes the most efficient route as determined ...
 
Die Lehmschicht bröckelt - Wie wir Führung und Zusammenarbeit verändern
13.04.2018
"Durch diese Lehmschicht dringt selbst die beste Idee nicht durch!?" Oder doch eher die Haltung: "Die da oben sollen das mal richten!" Was denn nun? Die Rolle von Führung bleibt in der Transformation von Geschäfts- und Organisationsmodellen oft ambivalent. Wie man durch Eigeninitiative und Mut, mit Leidenschaft und Verantwortung selbst Elefanten erfolgreich zum Tanzen bringen kann, zeigt auf eindrucksvolle Weise unser Gastautor Winfried Ebner. Dinge anders machen, einfach mal anfangen, Menschen querdenken lassen, sie ihre Ideen und Begeisterung ausleben ...
 
6 Reasons Employees are Avoiding the Use of Your Intranet
13.04.2018
According to the IntraTeam's intranet survey, most organizations (about 40 percent) say they're satisfied only to "some degree" with their system for the intranet/digital workplace. Fewer than 5 percent say they are "to a very large degree" satisfied. That is pretty sad but there is more we can do to spur adoption of the corporate intranet. Jill Hannemann, practice director for Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Advisory Services at WithumSmith+Brown, P.C., wrote in CMSWire this week an intranet is a vital part of any digital workplace strategy. However, ...
 
Chat Apps Are Only One Part of the Bigger Collaboration Picture
13.04.2018
Chat apps are everywhere in the enterprise, and rightfully so. Email is inefficient, nobody (unfortunately) answers the phone anymore, and teams are looking for ways to get work done faster. Real-time messaging apps provide exactly that: a place for employees to gather quickly, seek expertise and stay connected across dozens of departments, offices and countries. But chat should only be one part of a company's larger real-time collaboration strategy. While chat can bring big benefits, it too often results in fragmented conversations that don't actually ...
 
Part 3: The Discomfort of Working with Reality
13.04.2018
by Simon Terry - Learning is a common source of discomfort in the future of work. A related source of discomfort is that many future of work practices force us to focus on reality - whether that is the reality inside our organisations, the world of our customers and communities or wider society. We cannot learn to sit with discomfort until we embrace the fact that discomfort is a part of that reality. Hope is not a Strategy Embracing discomfort demands we stop the delusion of wishing for change and waiting for something better to come along. We can't ...
 
4 Ways to Shake Up HR and Remain Relevant With Employees and Consumers
13.04.2018
Growing engagement and developing workplace culture. In today's cluttered and always-on world, greater relevance with customers is what wins the battle for brand supremacy. That relevance is built by becoming a brand that people want in their lives, one that keeps pace while everything around us accelerates. We call these relentlessly relevant brands. Names like Apple, Google and Netflix are such an integral part of our daily vocabulary and routine that they seem almost like family. Many factors energize them, including product quality, user experience ...
 
Why a Culture of Kindness is the Axle for the Future of Work
13.04.2018
by Jeremy Scrivens - Catherine Newell - Head of Business Development at MHR and people first has written an excellent article - The Management Minefield - on how kindness and a positive culture are at the heart of a thriving enterprise taking their people into the fullness of the future of work. MHR are a blue chip UK HR Tech business who are leading a global community in the Social Room to develop and deploy the world's first second stream future of work technologies and apps. The future of work sees two technology streams in tension. The first stream ...
 
MitarbeiterInnen befähigen - aktuell eine besondere Herausforderung
12.04.2018
von Günther Wagner - Steigende Komplexität, Digitalisierung und Globalisierung verändern die Unternehmen. Wo es früher galt, ein Unternehmen "zu machen", gilt es heute verstärkt Teams und MitarbeiterInnen zu befähigen, um mithalten zu können: Die Macher sollten zu Dienern werden. Eine vielleicht gewagte Aussage, doch trifft es gerade jetzt im Prozess der Digitalisierung einen relevanten Punkt. Was mit dieser Aussage konkreter gemeint sein könnte, darauf möchte ich in diesem Beitrag eingehen. Starten wir bei der Tatsache, dass sich die Arbeit und Arbeitsweise ...
 
Best Practice: Mit diesen Ansätzen gestalten Unternehmen ihre Organisation agil um
12.04.2018
Von Adidas bis Vodafone. Agil werden - aber wie? Vom zweiten Betriebssystem über Holakratie bis Viable Systems Model. Es gibt zahlreiche Ansätze für agilere Unternehmen. Wir haben eine Tabelle erstellt, die bekannte Best Practice beschreibt und mit dem Paradigmen des agilen Manifests abgleicht. Agilität verstehen wir als Beweglichkeit, die Unternehmen ermöglicht, schnell auf die Veränderungen der Märkte zu reagieren. Da diese stark getrieben sind von der Digitalisierung, ist Agilität schwer abzugrenzen von digitaler Transformation und dem Streben nach ...
 
Die besten Wanderschuhe bringen HR nicht zum Mars!
12.04.2018
von Harald Schirmer - Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalentwicklung e.V. läd in einer Blogparade ein, sich Gedanken über die Zukunft von HR zu machen. Gerne beteilige ich mich an der Diskussion als Grundlage für die Konferenz am 3.-4. Mai, die parallel - und in Verbindung mit der re:publica stattfindet. Es geht im Kern darum: Warum sollte jemand HR mit auf eine Mission zum Mars nehmen? Ein schönes Bild, das die Digitale Transformation und den notwendige "DenkRaumErweiterung" klar macht. Dazu meine provokante These: Die besten Wanderschuhe bringen ...
 
HR braucht kein Mensch
12.04.2018
Der ultimative Text zur Zukunft der Personalarbeit, oder: wie schaffen es die HRler, im Raumschiff zum Mars mitgenommen zu werden? Immerhin, es wird wieder geredet über die Zukunft der HR. Und es wird noch mehr darüber geschrieben, von vielen schlauen Köpfen. Das war lange nicht der Fall, und trotzdem vernimmt man heute außerhalb der Personalabteilungen oft noch das Totenglöckchen. "HR braucht kein Mensch" oder so ähnlich habe ich es oft genug gehört und gelesen von Menschen, die an irgendeinem Punkt der Wertschöpfungskette im Unternehmen tätig sind, ...
 
Use Cases: The enemy of collaboration?
12.04.2018
Today's modern workplace offers a plethora of collaboration tools, as we shift away from face-to-face interactions and increasingly towards digital connections. But making these work has always been complicated by: Too many tools to choose from Choosing between social or document-based collaboration Having overlapping collaboration functionality within suites such as Office 365 Low collaboration maturity in organisations to begin with When deploying collaboration tools or determining the best way to use existing ones, we often draw upon standard IT project ...
 
Helping People Fly - The 70% Solution
12.04.2018
In a metaphorical sense, every business is an experiment in human-powered flight, we want to give people wings to soar and do their best work. But more often than not, the plane we ask them to fly requires more power than they are capable of sustaining. Consider the following: In 1979, the Gossamer Albatross completed the first successful human-powered flight across the English Channel, a distance of just over 22 miles. In order to achieve this feat, both airplane and pilot had to be carefully matched to ensure that the requisite power would be available ...
 
PKM made simple
12.04.2018
by Harold Jarche - Here is a simple, but by no means only, method of putting personal knowledge mastery into practice. It is based on the seek > sense > share model. Seek Use a feed aggregator to collect all your online news and information resources in one place. I would suggest Feedly or Inoreader. Carry a notebook to collect insights as you go through your day. A notes application for your mobile device would work as well. Determine what areas you want to learn more about. Find others from whom you can learn. Identify people who share their ...
 
Eine unbequeme Wahrheit (Teil II) - Die große Transformation von Management
11.04.2018
von Guido Bosbach - Ich arbeite und schreibe schon lange im Kontext von Leadership-, Organisations- Kultur- und Managemententwicklung, aber der (fast schon virale) Erfolg von "Eine unbequeme Wahrheit über die großen Transformationen unserer Zeit - und wie Sie trotzdem zu den Gewinnern zählen können!" hat selbst mich erstaunt! Management (als Thema) ist im Zusammenhang mit den großen Transformationen lange eher belächelt und als nebensächlich abgetan worden. Langsam, so scheint es, schlägt das Pendel zurück und der Wert und die Entwicklungsfähigkeit dieses ...
 
Co-Working und Kollaboration: Vom Großraum zum Open-Space
11.04.2018
Co-Working und Kollaboration werden die Basis für einen funktionierenden Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft sein. Dabei steht immer wieder auch das Großraumbüro im Mittelpunkt der Diskussion. Lässt sich diese Form des Arbeitsplatzes mit den Anforderungen an die digitale Zukunft verknüpfen? Das Großraumbüro ist nicht erst seit heute immer wieder in der Diskussion. Kaum etwas ist in der Geschäftswelt - sei es beim Management oder bei den Mitarbeitern - so umstritten wie diese spezielle Form des Arbeitsplatzes. Zudem gibt es umfangreiche Literatur zum Thema, die ...
 
It's not about the tools, it's about the people. Finding experts to connect with in Delve.
11.04.2018
Tools, tools, tools. Isn't it enough already? One of the core competencies of our Pokeshot consultants is to help you introduce new tools to your company. As part of our training programs, we speak about how to do this and how to do that - but that's not the end of the story. What we should never forget about is that at the end of the day it should always be about the people. They are the ones who should use the tools for their purposes. Valuable networks One solution that lets us connect the people with the tools in a more obvious way is Microsoft Delve. ...
 
Part 2: Personal Discomfort in the #FutureofWork
11.04.2018
by Simon Terry - The Organisation Man, and it was mostly a man, wore a suit, travelled to work each day in the same organisation, had a boss who he looked up to, had meetings, made telephone calls, and pursued the individual task of moving paper from the in-tray to the out-tray. At the end of the day around 5pm the Organisation Man went home. Our vision of this stereotypical 1950s style experience of work is a vision of a comfortable and predictable existence with a steady career escalator to provide the gradual rewards. Many still long for this level ...
 
The life & death of Quality Circles (and a more modern way to implement them)
11.04.2018
by John Stepper - By the time I first heard of a Quality Circle, the idea was already almost 30 years old. It's "a group of workers who do the same or similar work, who meet regularly to identify, analyze and solve work-related problems." I was in my twenties at the time, doing research for my first book, and I believed these Circles could make a huge difference. The method was introduced in the 1960s by Professor Kaoru Ishikawa. By the late 1970s, more than 10 million Japanese workers were in Circles. More recently, China is reported to have formed ...
 
The Management Minefield
11.04.2018
Having been a manager for a lot of my career within the HR and Payroll industry it is with great enthusiasm I read all the articles and blogs about the future of work and where HR sits amongst this. There are so many different management-training courses and people can be put in management positions without any support or training. Many of the training courses teach you the fundamentals of 'what' you need to do, but what about the 'how' you do it? Kindness and Purpose Appreciate and Recognise [...] ...
 
Want radical innovation? Make sure your team feels safe and connected
11.04.2018
"What does psychological safety and connection have to do with radical innovation? I just want results!" All organizations want results from their employees, but few are willing to pay the price for them. "The price I am paying is their salary," one might protest. Ah, but pay is not enough. A 2010 study by Princeton researchers found that people with a household income of $75,000 or more don't report more emotional well-being with increased income, no matter how much the increase. Simply put, people don't tolerate working for a jerk boss unless they're ...
 
Sechs Gründe für ein Social Intranet
10.04.2018
Wer über die Einführung eines Social Intranets nachdenkt, braucht überzeugende Gründe für die Geschäftsführung. Unser Gastautor bietet eine Argumentationshilfe. Die quartalsweise Rundmail mit deftiger Ansage, der von der Assistenz hochgeladene Foliensatz zum letzten Strategiemeeting und die jährliche, zärtliche Aufforderung, doch bitte an der Mitarbeiterumfrage teilzunehmen - in immer mehr Unternehmen aller Größen und Branchen ist dieses Kommunikationsverhalten von Führungskräften passé. Stattdessen werden immer mehr Menschen mit Personalverantwortung ...
 
Wer möchte schon Version 1.0 bleiben? Ein Playdoyer für den mentalen Aufbruch.
10.04.2018
Die meisten Menschen entwickeln in Ihrer Jugend ein Wahrnehmungsmodell Ihrer Umwelt, welches ihr Selbstbild bestimmt. Und bleiben dann ewig lange dabei. Ein Playdoyer für mehr persönliche, geistige Mobilität und aktiven Selbstwandel. "Bitte bleib so wie Du bist" Sie kennen das sicher; jemand gratuliert Ihnen zum Geburtstag und wünscht sich (und Ihnen), dass "Du so bleibst wie Du bist". Wir überhören das als Floskel, als Kompliment. Sehen wir uns das aber genauer an, wird klar, dass das eine an sich ungeheuerliche Forderung ist. Man soll sich nicht mehr ...
 
GDPR, The Digital Workplace and Employees' Rights
10.04.2018
How does a company like Veeva Systems, with 2500 employees globally and looking to expand to 10,000, handle the differing privacy regulations around the world? This is how, said Ashley Slavik, Senior Counsel and Data Protection Officer for the company, organizations need to develop core cultural ideas about how they want to run their company and treat their employees. Then she says, apply those across your organization. Then, when new regulations come into force -- such as Europe's GDPR -- the rest is just a matter of application. "Our number one value ...
 
Trust, involve and get out of the way
10.04.2018
Why employee involvement is an essential factor for organizational success. Organizations worldwide are struggling to cope with dwindling levels of employee engagement. Just 15% of working adults feel engaged at the workplace. Reasons for this trend include their inability to change with how the world is shaping, limited understanding of technology and social upheavals taking place, globalization of markets and the inability to gauge the expectations of younger employees, who continue to be a sizable part the workforce worldwide. Trust across platforms ...
 
Part 1: Discomfort in the #FutureofWork
10.04.2018
by Simon Terry - When we talk about the future of work, we talk about managing learning, creativity, uncertainty and complexity as human roles. The processes, the predictable and routine will be automated. What we do not discuss enough is that with this shift comes an explicit embrace of discomfort. We need to value discomfort in our organisations. The Role of Discomfort We aren't always comfortable in a business context to use emotive language. One reason we tend to slip past discussion of discomfort in the future of work is that we tend to use rational ...
 
Office Politics make BEST PEOPLE quit
10.04.2018
Office politics are defined by self-interests and agendas that run ahead of business goals. Management is ready sacrifice success in order to look good or to maintain control. Sure signs of a highly political environment: Office Politics 101: Blame-games, finger pointing. Office Politics 102: Mind-games and manipulation. Office Politics 103: Managers operate by pressure - not by inspiration nor by support. Office Politics 104: Setting up people to fail. Office Politics 105: Honesty is considered to be a threat. Office Politics 106: Not sharing relevant ...
 
Psychological Safety ? "Be Vulnerable"
10.04.2018
Psychological Safety has (finally) entered the mainstream discourse in business communities. Particularly in the world of #agile and #agile_coaching, it is a topic I hear referenced with increasing frequency and conviction. There's just one problem. Most people have no idea what it actually means. Through various discussions, online and in person, in sessions at Agile meetups, and at numerous conventions, I've listened to agilists and consultants preaching the importance of Psychological Safety whilst touting the research which was surfaced by Google ...
 
Can Corporate Accelerators Move Innovation Into The Fast Lane?
10.04.2018
The UK's corporate accelerator sector is positively booming, with startups playing an increasingly important role in the open innovation strategies of large firms, including the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, John Lewis, and Barclays. According to a report by Nesta, of the 163 accelerator programmes in the UK over half are now funded or sponsored by corporates, up from just 26 in 2014. While this indicates the growing importance that large organisations now place on their interactions with startups, the sharp upward trend in accelerator activity has prompted ...
 
Der Zwillingsbruder des Wandels heißt Widerstand
09.04.2018
Jede Veränderung wird von Widerständen begleitet. Ob es sich um Sanierung und Personalabbau, um die Einführung von ERP-Systemen oder um Unternehmenskauf oder -verkauf handelt, in jedem Fall werden im Umfeld solcher Veränderungen Widerstände aufgebaut. Widerstände sind also so etwas wie der Zwillingsbruder der Veränderung. Derartige Barrieren haben - um im familiären Bild zu bleiben - in aller Regel drei "Väter". Der erste "Vater" ist das Nicht-Wollen. Hierbei handelt es sich um Willensbarrieren bei den beteiligten und betroffenen Mitarbeitern. Die Angst ...
 
Zwischenruf im Echoraum: Ist Planung obsolet?!
09.04.2018
Planung ist notwendig, um komplizierte Sachverhalte effektiv zu bearbeiten. In einem komplexen Umfeld dagegen ist Planung eine Illusion und führt letztlich nur zu Businesstheater. Allerdings sind nicht alle Aufgaben komplex, eine differenzierte Betrachtung ist notwendig. An dieser Stelle empfehlen und kommentieren Analysten von PAC regelmäßig Web-Beiträge exklusiv für die Leser von Digitales-Wirtschaftswunder.de. Heute im Fokus: "Ziele werden maßlos überschätzt" Niels Pfläging im Interview mit Mathias Irle von brand eins. Ein Ex-Controller provoziert ...
 
Why Work Out Loud?
09.04.2018
In this post I'll have a go at summarising my approach to working in the open and why I think it's more beneficial than working behind closed doors. Transparency makes everything better. Presuming who needs to know what is the downfall of many great initiatives. I used to think that you got better outcomes by filtering who had input. I used to think that things should be highly polished before they're put in front of people. I was wrong. Working in the open has some really important things going for it. Some think of it in terms of sharing learning and ...
 
Digital Employee Experience Is Where the Action Will Be
09.04.2018
Customer experience (CX) is well understood and widely practiced by now. Most consumer-oriented businesses have launched CX initiatives as part of a wider strategy. Many have permanent customer experience teams, which often play a crucial role in digital transformation. Banks are a good example: They started by redesigning their websites to be more usable and accessible. Then they shifted their focus to consumer apps and web-based products. Finally, they examined and improved branches themselves and the products they sell. By now, many companies have ...
 
What it Takes to Be a Modern Intranet Manager
09.04.2018
If you are an intranet manager, chances are you either work in IT or Internal Communications. But where you sit in the organizational structure may not reveal much about what your job actually involves. It's easy to assume that operating an intranet is either strongly weighted towards administrating technology or just about content management. But what these stereotypes miss is less about generalizations and more about the fact that in today's modern intranets, everyone has the potential to create content and integrate solutions on their own. In ...
 
5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Through Good Leadership
09.04.2018
Businesses all over the world can do better at engaging employees at work. According to Gallup research, 85 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged or actively disengaged at work. Consider that the next time you hold a meeting with your 10-employee team and only two really needed to be there. "Engaged employees deliver better work more productively and more safely," said Ephraim Freed, who runs Freed Employee Experience Consulting and serves as employee experience manager for Regent. "They become brand champions and stay at organizations longer, ...
 
5 Reasons Your Executives Don't Participate in Your Online Community (And How to Fix It)
09.04.2018
An online community is a tool. It's designed to help members get involved, make connections, and develop relationships with their peers and organizations. Community professionals know that and are engaged in keeping the community active and getting other staff members involved. But what about executives? Your c-suite and board of directors may not be as involved in your community as you'd like them to be - and that's a problem. Executive participation isn't just another 'nice-to-have' for online communities. It's a critical component of success. Why ...
 
This Is How Remote Work Will Look Like In 2018
09.04.2018
More companies embrace remote work. But it's not all glamorous and perfect as it may look from the outside. I've been working remotely for over five years now and can tell you that there are ups and downs just like working in the office environment. However, more people choose freedom and adventure over security for a reason. To help you better understand remote work and digital nomad lifestyle I reached out to prominent remote work evangelists and experienced nomads. Meet the experts What is the biggest challenge remote workers face today? How remote ...
 
There's no such thing as oversharing in conservation
09.04.2018
Social gadflies in an organization are the new superheroes of conservation, according to a study in this month's Nature Sustainability. Conservation globally has received a boost from the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, placing new emphasis on, and opportunities for, support for the world's flora and fauna. Yet even as environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) like The Nature Conservancy prepare to rise to the challenge, they face size issues. Specifically, their own size. Many ENGOs are vast and international, ...
 
Wo bleiben die Blue Collar Kolleg*innen bei der digitalen Transformation?
06.04.2018
Wenn wir über die digitale Transformation reden, fällt mir immer mehr auf, dass diese Diskussion fast ausschließlich aus der Perspektive der "White Collar" Mitarbeiter*innen geführt wird. Wo aber kommen in der Debatte die "Blue Collar" Kolleg*innen vor? Sind sie etwa nicht vom Wandel betroffen - vielleicht sogar viel stärker als Schreibtisch- & Wissensarbeiter? Als ich zum ersten Mal von einem DAX-Konzern gespiegelt bekam, dass dort sämtliche "Blue Collar" Mitarbeiter*innen KEINE Firmen-E-Mail-Adresse besitzen, geschweige denn Zugang zum Intranet ...
 
Was führen die hier im Schilde? - Ohne Vertrauen läuft nichts!
06.04.2018
QUER GEFRAGT - 7 Fragen an die #CampQ-Keynote-Speakerin Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch. Wir haben Frau Professorin Bruch gefragt, was sie Führungskräften und Querdenkern in veränderungsscheuen Organisationen rät, welcher Organisationskultur es in der VUCA-Welt bedarf und welche Chancen sie in den Veränderungen der Arbeitswelt sieht. Frau Professorin Heike Bruch ist Professorin für Leadership und leitet das Institut für Führung und Personalmanagement der Universität St. Gallen. Das Kompetenzzentrum Führung und Unternehmenskultur hat in Zusammenarbeit mit Frau ...
 
Interne Kommunikation in 2017 - 11 Trends und was Sie tun können
06.04.2018
In der Kommunikation geht es um Wandel und Innovation. Folglich ist interne Kommunikation ein Feld, das immer wieder überdacht werden muss. In 2017 steigen die Millennials in Managementpositionen auf und Generation Z flutet kontinuierlich in den Arbeitsmarkt. Mit dem daraus folgenden Wandel wird es immer wichtiger sowohl externe, als auch interne Nachrichten im Blick zu behalten, das Markenversprechen zu kommunizieren, das mittlere Management zu bestärken und Transparenz zu garantieren. Als Konsequenz wird die interne Kommunikation weiter wachsen. Sowohl ...
 
Why Common Denominators catalyze Cross Functional Collaboration
06.04.2018
Developing a set of professional common denominators comes in pretty handy when collaborating with customers and colleagues. Now, I'm not talking about becoming experts in mathematics, unless of course, you already are or are dying to do so. However, common denominators are mathematical principles describing fractions, whose denominators share a common multiple. More importantly, common denominators describe a feature shared by all members of a group. And we all work with groups and teams of people throughout the day. Some of us even call these groups ...
 
5 ways to create value from Organizational Network Analysis (ONA)
06.04.2018
In just a couple of days, I have been asked by several people to share value propositions for using Organizational Network Analysis. These are excellent questions, because this will help an organization to define the right design and focus on the right metrics. Rather than to answer each of these questions individually, why not sharing this with everyone. I am therefore sharing the five value propositions for Organizational Networks with links to some insightful article written by Jeppe Vilstrup Hansgaard. And if you know of other value propositions, ...
 
Save the Silos! Build an Army of Speed Boats!
06.04.2018
The value and comfort of being an organizational "super tanker" in the hyper-competitive and dynamic business environment of today is questionable. The size of the "super tanker" has become a challenge. Sudden "icebergs" in the form of business model and technology disruptions pop up everywhere without leaving the organizations sufficient time to maneuver around them. Maneuverability is not the only challenge! The "super tankers" are also challenged by their ability to innovate and to engage employees. This is where the silos in your organization can ...
 
Eine unbequeme Wahrheit über die großen Transformationen unserer Zeit - und wie Sie trotzdem zu den Gewinnern zählen können!
05.04.2018
von Guido Bosbach - Zugegeben, ich bin ein alter, klassischer, digital Nerd. Mein digitales Leben begann Mitte der 1980'er fast zeitgleich mit einem Brotkasten (C64) und einem Casio fx-7000GA (einem programmierbaren Taschenrechner mit Grafikplot-Funktion) gefolgt von einem ersten IBM PC mit 40 MB Festplatte und 286 Prozessor. Ums kurz zu halten, am Ende landete ich im internationalen Mobilfunkbereich eines der weltweit größten Telekommunikationsanbieters, um dort ganz aktiv daran mitzuarbeiten, das Internet aufs (damals noch) Handy zu bringen. Doch ...
 
Fünf Übergänge zu Arbeit & Bildung 4.0
05.04.2018
Dass in der Bildung alles anders werden muss, das erfahren wir täglich in vielen Medienberichten. Wie umfassend dieser Prozess vollzogen werden müsste, ist den wenigsten deutlich. Das Ende der Wissensvermittlung Wissensvermittlung als Kerngeschäft der traditionalen Bildung: fällt weg und wird ersetzt durch social workgroup learning bzw. durch social learngroup working. [...] Das Ende der Lehre Lehrende und Dozierende: werden als Funktionen nicht mehr gebraucht, weil Lehren und Dozieren durch Mentoring, Coaching, Enabling und Facilitating abgelöst sind, ...
 
The Best Collaboration Tool for Your Organization? Trust
05.04.2018
Everyone wants to know how to collaborate more effectively. Hardcore agile practitioners would argue for everyone to sit together in the same room. However, as you move away from the world of corporate programming, the chances of that being possible drops. The best people are often geographically dispersed, and you don't want your team to suffer when someone has to work remotely while waiting on an insurance adjuster. Which begs the questions, what tools do you use? It doesn't matter. Let me explain: it does matter, but I can't tell you what tools to ...
 
How to Avoid 6 Common Digital Workplace Communications Problems
05.04.2018
One in three US workers are ready to quit their jobs because of poor workplace communication, according to recent research from San Bruno, Calif.-based Dynamic Signal. The research also found employees feel less informed, more anxious and more confused about how to do their jobs because of poor, or mismanaged, workplace communication. Identifying Digital Workplace Communications Problems Leaving aside the fact that Dynamic Signal develops mobile communication solutions for the workforce, the sheer number of tools in the current digital workplace is creating ...
 
Collaboration Everywhere
05.04.2018
by Simon Terry - My early business career was in business development, buying and selling businesses and pulling together joint ventures. One thing I learned through that experience is that no matter how conflicting someone's position was to yours, there was always a way to work together. You just needed to understand how and where their interests aligned with your goals. Work hard enough to understand what they want and eventually a path forward together will open up. Collaborating with Enemies Creating Psychological Safety for Collaboration Focus on ...
 
A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home
05.04.2018
The jury had been out on the productivity effect of working from home. It's returned with a surprising verdict. There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at home in Metallica concert T-shirts eating Doritos off their belly and watching Ellen. But Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom has definitive data that paints a very different picture and indicates it's time once and for all to embrace and enable ...
 
Die mediale Entmündigung von Führungskräften
04.04.2018
Erfolgreiche Kommunikation ist Unternehmen viel Geld wert. Neben einer Vielzahl eigener Mitarbeiter beschäftigen sie oft Heerscharen von externen Agenturen für alles und jedes. Der Preis dafür ist hoch. Die deutsche Wirtschaft brummt. An der Spitze stehen Konzerne, deren Gewinne nur so sprudeln - mit einigen bekannten Ausnahmen. Welchen Anteil hat die Kommunikation am Erfolg eines Unternehmens? Hat sie überhaupt einen messbaren Anteil? Das ist eine interessante Frage für einen Kommunikationsberater wie mich. Dax-Konzerne verfügen in der Regel über zahlreiche ...
 
When You're Too Busy Delivering Training To Do Digital L&D
04.04.2018
In my recent experience, it seems many L&D professionals are too busy delivering training to dedicate time to their own digital development. As a result, the L&D provision in many organisations is still predominantly classroom-based, and any individual employee's experience of L&D is limited to occasional events and technology 'solutions' outsourced to vendors or simply bought in 'off-the-shelf'. Perhaps these are reasons why less than a quarter of workers surveyed had completed a course of any kind in the previous 2 years. If L&D is ...
 
L&D Trends for 2018: The Agile Workforce
04.04.2018
Simply put, L&D's sole reason for existing is to ensure a skilled workforce. Hard stop. In a world where businesses change so rapidly, employees move around frequently, and roles are constantly being adjusted, the job is now harder; but not impossible. New mindsets, technologies, and ways of working are creating opportunities for innovation in the employee development space. Our learning and career research for the next six months will focus on creating an agile workforce. And as we set out to determine what exactly we should study, five fairly significant ...
 
Measuring Diversity and Inclusion using Organizational Network Analysis
04.04.2018
I moved to New York from New Delhi in August of 2016. This was right before the 2016 Presidential Elections and there were visible expressions of concerns and tensions amongst the individuals. This, coupled with the US media discussion about diversity issues, including the Women's March and the immigration travel ban policies were signs that diversity and inclusion communications were important for individuals to feel safe and valued in organizations, especially for an immigrant brown female like me. I had my phase of not being hired by companies because ...
 
Make Work Engaging Again
04.04.2018
Dan Cable, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains why people often lose their enthusiasm for their work and how leaders can help them get it back. He says we shouldn't forget that as humans we all need to explore and have purpose -- and without that, we languish. Cable offers ideas for restoring people's passion for their jobs. He's the author of Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do. SARAH GREEN CARMICHAEL: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast, from Harvard Business Review. I'm Sarah Green ...
 
The Rise of the Social Enterprise: A New Paradigm for Business
04.04.2018
by Josh Bersin After a year of research and another enormous survey of business and HR leaders around the world, we just released the Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2018, entitled "The Rise of the Social Enterprise." What we found, after detailed analysis of the data and many interviews with business leaders, is that businesses today are entering a whole new paradigm for management: one which considers a business less as a "company" and more as an "institution," integrated into the social fabric of society. I know that sounds a bit high-level, but the ...
 
Working Out Loud: Endlich raus aus der Anonymität
03.04.2018
Die Beliebtheit von Working Out Loud in Deutschland ist vor allem in Großkonzernen zu beobachten, wo die traditionellen Strukturen und Arbeitsweisen zu Silos und dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl der geringen Wirksamkeit geführt haben. Der selbstorganisierte Ansatz des Lernens ist nicht spektakulär und nicht besonders neu, aber er kommt zur rechten Zeit. Er kann einen wichtigen Beitrag zur digitalen Transformation leisten. "Nichts auf der Welt ist so mächtig wie eine Idee, deren Zeit gekommen ist." Dieses Victor Hugo zugeschriebene Zitat passt zur derzeitigen ...
 
Was der Wilde Westen uns über die Zukunft der digitalen Gesellschaft lehrt
03.04.2018
Wenn wir uns die junge Geschichte des Internets vor Augen führen wollen, ist es vielleicht gut, sich zuerst einmal die Geschichte des amerikanischen "Wilden Westens" ins Gedächtnis zu rufen. Damals wie heute wurde nämlich eine neue Welt erschlossen, und am Anfang herrschten das "Gesetz des Stärkeren" - wenn es überhaupt Gesetze gab. Erst nach und nach wurde das Land besiedelt, kultiviert und am Ende zivilisiert (auch wenn man angesichts Donald Trump vielleicht bezweifeln könnte, ob dieser Prozess in meiner Heimat Amerika wirklich abgeschlossen ist...). ...
 
Kommt, wir erfinden ein neues Betriebssystem
03.04.2018
ürzlich schickte mir eine Freundin einen Link: Freunde von ihr hatten gegründet, ein Food-Startup. Die Freunde vertreiben seit Kurzem einen Bio-Snack und sie war sehr stolz darauf. Ich schaute mich auf der Seite um und mich beschlich ein Unbehagen. Dabei sah die Seite eigentlich ganz normal aus - zwei junge Männer, beide schwarz gekleidet, hatten sich an verschiedenen Orten in Berlins Straßenbild ablichten lassen, um ihr Produkt dem geneigten potenziellen Käufer zu präsentieren. Doch je mehr ich mich auf der Seite umsah, umso stärker nahm ich mein diffuses ...
 
How Award-Winning Digital Workplaces Make a Difference
03.04.2018
Great digital workplaces are making an impact. Leading organizations such as BNY Mellon, Verizon and Vodafone -- winner and runners up, respectively, in the 2017 Digital Workplace of the Year Award -- are demonstrating this in no uncertain terms. Achieving a high performance digital workplace is no easy task, and many practitioners are struggling to give it the attention it needs in their organizations. Here we take a quick look at the state of the industry, the benefits of getting it right, and how entering Digital Workplace of the Year 2018 can help ...
 
Imperatives of digital transformation for Knowledge Management
03.04.2018
Knowledge management (KM) is no longer seen as a support function but has the potential to act as the catalyst to reap the real benefits of digital transformation. Traditional Knowledge Management (KM) models focus on codifying knowledge nuggets derived from processes and projects and encourage stakeholders to share tacit and explicit knowledge, thus building knowledge repositories that can provide access to organisation knowledge to all stakeholders connected with the business. With the availability of digital tools for access and new modes for dissemination ...
 
What is OD and Who Can Do It?
03.04.2018
I've often been asked to define OD. There are many definitions; most are quite similar. For years, I relied on Beckhard's definition: (paraphrased) "a planned organization-wide effort, managed from the top, to increase organization effectiveness." But, as I am preparing the change leadership certification with Drucker Graduate School, I've began thinking of OD a bit differently. This article reflects my personal thoughts. (It is not a formal treatise.) The Goal of Organization Development. I believe the goal of OD is to improve organization ...
 
6 Schritte, um noch heute mit Personal Branding zu starten
02.04.2018
Es gibt ja diese Buzzwords, mit denen man vorübergehende Trends verbindet. Etwas, mit dem man sich nicht auseinander setzen möchte, da man das Gefühl hat, der Hype-Train ist übermorgen schon längst wieder vorüber. So ging es mir persönlich, als ich im letzten Jahr vermehrt von Personal Branding gehört habe. Muss heutzutage wirklich jeder zu einer Marke werden? Das erschien mir abstrus, nicht realistisch und vor allem nicht notwendig. Und dennoch interessierte es mich sehr, was sich eigentlich dahinter verbirgt. Die Definitionen gehen dabei stark auseinander. ...
 
Collaboration Rules: Five Reasons Why Collaboration Matters Now More Than Ever
02.04.2018
"We need better collaboration." That phrase is hard to deny in any corporate setting but what exactly does it mean and is it any more important now than it was in the past? Here are several reasons why I believe collaboration in business today is more of a survival trait than a buzzword: The supply chain of work is getting longer. Getting any product or service into the market is the result of a much larger set of people, organizations, places and processes than before; a dizzying number of interfaces with people who all seem to speak a unique dialect ...
 
5 Ways to Help Remote Working Thrive at Your Company
02.04.2018
Remote working is a hot topic right now, and conversation about working from home (or anywhere) is only growing. The idea has both supporters and critics, but when done correctly, your team can effectively do its job anywhere, and potentially be more satisfied personally and professionally. According to Global Workplace Analytics, between 20-25 percent of people work remotely at least part-time, and between 80-90 percent of professionals in the U.S. would like to work remotely. As interest in telecommuting grows, many employers are embracing the possibility. ...
 
6 Ways to Measure Your Intranet's Effectiveness
02.04.2018
Intranet managers go to great lengths to implement new intranet platforms. Working under tight budget constraints, they have to spend hours gathering insights from end users and researching options. Then comes the inevitable back and forth with the chosen vendor or consultancy as the two sides work together to build the perfect intranet for the company's needs. Despite the considerable amount of time, effort and money that goes into an building an intranet, companies often make little or no effort to understand how effective it is. Measuring the effectiveness ...
 
Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know
02.04.2018
Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice. Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a steep learning curve while developing vital relationships, but they also have to perform at a level that validates the decision to hire them. It can be nerve-racking, to say the least. To help new team members adapt, many organizations invest in structured ...
 
Why digital strategies fail
02.04.2018
Most digital strategies don't reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means to compete. Companies should watch out for five pitfalls. The processing power of today's smartphones are several thousand times greater than that of the computers that landed a man on the moon in 1969. These devices connect the majority of the human population, and they're only ten years old.1 In that short period, smartphones have become intertwined with our lives in countless ways. Few of us get around without the help of ridesharing ...