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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: 30.06.2018
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Archive 06/2018

 

Agil Richtung Burnout?
29.06.2018
Letztens riet mir meine Mutter zum 100. Mal: "Kind, achte auf Dich! Du musst Dich auch mal erholen! Du arbeitest zu viel! Das macht krank!" Und ich hörte schon wieder die letzte Apothekenumschau mit dem Aufmacher "Burnout" aus ihr sprechen. Und da ist mir der Kragen geplatzt: Gerade meine Mutter, die den Großteil ihres Lebens selbstständig war, mit meinem Vater zusammen immer mehrere Geschäfte gleichzeitig geführt hat, 364 Tage im Jahr im Laden stand und Jahrzehnte nicht mehr als vier bis fünf Stunden Schlaf pro Nacht bekommen hat - gerade sie will mir ...
 
John Stepper: Instead of people waiting for instructions, we need for them to act!
29.06.2018
How to give everyone in the company a voice and allow their expertise to be sought by other colleagues? In this blog post we are bringing you an exciting podcast conversation with John Stepper, creator of the Working Out Loud movement. This is a special episode for Europe's biggest HR event of the year, the Zukunft Personal Europe 2018, where John will be one of the key-note speakers. "Working Out Loud is an approach leading to the purposeful discovery of opportunities. Its combined elements are like superpower. A lot of people don't know that they have ...
 
Can We Tackle Our Culture If We Don't Tackle Our Fears?
29.06.2018
In 2000 I developed a genuine fear of flying. For someone who was regularly flying between Toronto, New York and Austin this wasn't good. In fact it got so debilitating that when I moved back to Toronto I elected to take a 13 hour train trip rather than endure the 70 minute flight. Doing my research - I had 13hrs to kill - I found out that aviophobia typically arises because your brain believes you're completely out of control of your surroundings. Makes sense. When you get on a plane you never see the person in control - if they're sober, if they ...
 
Could company "productivity policies" that regulate your email and meetings make you happier at work?
29.06.2018
One of the signature trends of technology in the Internet age has been the reversal of technology adoption flows. In the past, the copy machine, the fax, the mobile phone (before smartphones), and the personal computer all started as work tools and then moved into the consumer realm. With the Internet, and with smartphones, that trend reversed. Unexpectedly, consumer tools such as chat, e-mail, and social networks were brought into the workplace -- not by IT managers, but by employees looking to increase their productivity. This path had been greased ...
 
By 2020 You Better Be Able To Problem Solve, Act Creatively, And Think Critically
29.06.2018
by Dan Pontefract - Congratulations! You are in rare company. You have taken the time to stop by and read my thoughts. The key word is time. Many are wasting away their time. We have become so busy in our lives and at work that we have completely forgotten how important it is to protect our time, to use it wisely. The consequences are beginning to pile up. We try to cram more into our calendars than is humanly possible. We think multitasking will fix any situation in which we need to get two deadlines accomplished. Distracted driving injuries, accidents, ...
 
The Future of Lean - Beyond Improvement to Innovation
29.06.2018
by Jeremy Scrivens - Back in 1996 I first read and studied Womack & Jones wonderful book Lean Thinking. Along with Rummler's Book The White Spaces on the Organisation Chart, I was introduced to the world of BPM and the concepts of process mapping with the view of making value flow. I spent years looking to improve value by mapping what doesn't work and I missed the point. In looking for what is broken or wasteful I missed the true question which is what works, why does it work and how can we extend this good to become more of the norm. In practice, ...
 
Why the jobs crisis is actually a skills crisis (and what it'll take to fix it)
29.06.2018
We spent a lot of time last year at the Aspen Ideas Festival thinking and talking about jobs: what's happening to them, where they're going, and what we should all do to get ready for the seismic shifts about to rattle the global labor market to its core. But we didn't talk all that much about skills. And although we didn't know it at the time, it turns out that perhaps was a bit of a miss. Over the course of the past year, the McKinsey Global Institute developed a report that looked at the activities workers perform in their day-to-day routines, and ...
 
So Many Leaders Get This Wrong
29.06.2018
We've always said that human resources should be the most powerful part of an organization. So why, in reality, is its impact more often felt in a negative way? Because human resources, unfortunately, often operates as a cloak-and-dagger society or a health-and-happiness sideshow. Those are extremes, of course, but if there is anything we have learned over the past fifteen years of traveling and talking to business groups, it is that HR rarely functions as it should. That's an outrage, made only more frustrating by the fact that most leaders aren't ...
 
Wir schreiben das Jahr der digitalen Kommunikation
28.06.2018
Kaum ein Bereich der Arbeitswelt bleibt von der Digitalisierung unberührt. Um neben den Produktionsprozessen auch die interne Kommunikation und den Wissenstransfer an diese Entwicklung anzupassen, ist eine grundlegende Veränderung des Arbeitsplatzkonzepts nötig. Laut des Monitors "Digitalisierung am Arbeitsplatz" des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS) aus dem Jahr 2016 nutzen 83 Prozent der Beschäftigten digitale Technologien am Arbeitsplatz. Die Basis für einen erfolgreichen Arbeitsplatz 4.0 ist eine kollaborative Plattform. Doch viele ...
 
"Agile Gefahren" oder "Reinventing Menschlichkeit"
28.06.2018
von Guido Bosbach - "When shit hits the fan...." Was heutzutage, hierzulande in Unternehmen passiert scheint dem unausgesprochenen zweiten Teils dieses Satzes zu entspringen. Da prallen Dinge aufeinander, die grundsätzlich inkompatibel erscheinen und bei denen dennoch erwartet, ja verlangt wird, dass sie miteinander harmonieren. Egal aus welcher Perspektive: Die Stellen an denen Dinge zum Himmel stinken, an denen die "schöne Ordnung" mutwillig ge- und zerstört wird, werden immer mehr. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? Wie ein sich langsam aufschaukelndes Erdbeben ...
 
Change management is key to digital transformation
28.06.2018
Neil Davidson is vice president of enterprise at Deltek. He spoke to Infrastructure Intelligence about how firms should respond to the challenge of digital transformation. What are the key digital issues that infrastructure professionals need to be considering? Digital transformation is at the forefront of every CEO's agenda. Our recent Insight to Action report on the future of professional services revealed that 81% of CEOs were unprepared for the risk of disruptive technology, so there is clearly an issue there in terms of firms' readiness to adopt ...
 
Letting Go -- hospicing systems, mindsets and behaviours
28.06.2018
As we enter this Great Transition, there is a piece of the puzzle that I feel needs more attention. How do we help our outdated systems, organisations, ways of thinking and behaviours to let go in such a way that they fertilise the soil for the new rather than toxify it? There can be no doubt that we are in a change of eras, as systems crumble around us struggling to hold onto their old ways and new ones seek the patterns and practices that will take us into a future that we can feel emerging but not yet describe in words. We are in what systems thinkers ...
 
Everyone is born creative, but it is educated out of us at school
28.06.2018
Businesses urgently need innovative people, so we must dispel the myth that creativity is something mysterious that cannot be encouraged. Whenever I hear the phrase "creative industries" I'm always surprised. I ask myself, are there any uncreative industries? If so, how do they survive? Why aren't they in a museum, next to the dodo? The world is changing at such a blistering pace that businesses without creativity at their core are doomed. Innovate or die is not just a slogan, it's a vital truth. Creativity is the most powerful competitive advantage ...
 
This Idea Will Get You Fired
27.06.2018
Creativity is the bloodline of any organization aiming to succeed in this fast-paced and unpredictable world. Lack of ideas is not the problem -- their quality is the real issue. Many organizations have successfully incorporated new processes and approaches to become more innovative; however, the outcome is still not on par with the original ambition. Organizations are generating more ideas than ever, but most of them are worthless. The problem is not just people related. Most teams set the bar too low when it comes to generating and selecting new ideas. ...
 
When a chatbot is better than an intranet -- and when it's not
27.06.2018
Would you ask your communications manager to tackle year-end accounting processes? Or maybe require the newest software developer to write blog posts for your company website? Not likely. Why? Because you know the strengths of the individuals in your organization, and how using each person for the right job will get you the best results. Like people, different types of enterprise software also have their strengths. A key to the success of new software in your digital workplace is ensuring that you use a technology that actually meets your business objectives. ...
 
4 Things Your Employees Want for Independence Day!
27.06.2018
What does freedom mean to employees? Freedom in the workplace is both simple and difficult for employers to provide - simple, perhaps even brilliant, in concept and, at the same time, hard to implement. What your employees want often includes challenging work, freedom to make some decisions about the work, the opportunity to learn and grow, and a great company culture. Let's look at each of these individually: Freedom to make decisions Challenging work Opportunities to learn and grow A great company culture [...] ...
 
How HR can adopt agile practices
27.06.2018
The term "agile" has taken the HR world by storm, especially with digital transformation and the uncertain future of work upon us - but what does it actually mean? And how can HR help the organisation develop the quality? Last month, manpower minister Josephine Teo said that Singaporeans can thrive in an age of disruption by adopting an agile ecosystem. This, she explained, is primarily made up of a workforce equipped with agile mindsets and skills, supported by a conducive environment created by businesses as well as the government. Teo's take on the ...
 
The Economics of Why Companies Don't Fix Their Toxic Cultures
27.06.2018
Over the last decade, industries, academics, and the public sector have turned their focus toward culture and ethics in response to the financial crisis as well as misconduct at a broad range of corporations. But what role does culture play in corporate misconduct, and why do these problematic cultures persist? My perspective and approach to misconduct risk are influenced by my work as a bank supervisor, and by my background and training as an economist. In my view, bank supervision must include attention to the culture at financial firms, not just to ...
 
Zwischenruf im Echoraum: Partnerglück als Erfolgsfaktor?!
26.06.2018
Immer mehr Unternehmen arbeiten im Verbund mit Partnern, um neue Kundenerlebnisse zu schaffen. Grund genug, die Zusammenarbeit mit Dienstleistern und Lieferanten zu überdenken. Neben dem Abbau von organisatorischen und technischen Silos ist insbesondere ein mentaler Wandel erforderlich. An dieser Stelle empfehlen und kommentieren Analysten von PAC regelmäßig Web-Beiträge exklusiv für die Leser von Digitales-Wirtschaftswunder.de. Heute im Fokus: "What Enterprises will Focus on for Digital Transformation in 2018", ein Beitrag von Dion Hinchcliffe für ZDNet. ...
 
Scheitern ist erlaubt, Wegducken nicht
26.06.2018
Noch nie zuvor standen Führungskräfte unter so radikalem Änderungsdruck wie heute. Steigende Komplexität und Volatilität der Digitalisierung zwingen uns dazu, sich von althergebrachten Führungsmodellen zu verabschieden. Führungseigenschaften und Führungsverhalten werden neu vermessen: Was früher noch mit Command & Control funktionierte, ist heute oftmals keine Lösung mehr. PERMANENTES ADJUSTIEREN Die Geschwindigkeit der Digitalisierung führt zu agileren Organisationen, die mit linearen Methoden nicht mehr zu steuern sind. Führungskräfte müssen sich ...
 
Wie ein WOL-Circle mir geholfen hat, meine Selbstwirksamkeit zu steigern
26.06.2018
WOL - drei Buchstaben, fünf Prinzipien, zwölf Wochen. Derzeit scheint man als HR- oder New-Work-Interessent an dieser Abkürzung (für Working Out Loud) nicht vorbeizukommen. Es finden sich zahlreiche Artikel im Netz, in den sozialen Medien haben sich engagierte Communities gebildet und namhafte Traditionsunternehmen wie Bosch, Daimler, Siemens und BMW sind bekennende "WOLLER". Als HR-Consultant mit psychologischem Hintergrund bin ich vor einiger Zeit auch bei IBM auf einen WOL-Circle gestoßen und habe mich gefragt, was die Faszination dieser Methode ausmacht ...
 
Deploying a Successful Enterprise Social Network: Best Practices From the Field
26.06.2018
Deploying a successful enterprise social network requires a holistic plan that not only focuses on deploying the new technology, but also on the human aspect of the cultural change it entails. With the proliferation of social media tools in the consumer space, most users find it very easy to understand Yammer and how to use it. Even so, there could be some hesitation by users to leverage an enterprise social network if they are unclear on how the organization itself is embracing it, how they are expected to use it on a daily basis and the benefits they ...
 
When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn't
26.06.2018
Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization. Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing information, and asking for their input. But our recent research found that this style of leadership works best in motivating certain types of performance and certain types of employees. "Empowering" leaders should know when they can be most effective. We conducted ...
 
Digital Workplace Practitioners Share Employee Experience Challenges
26.06.2018
If you think chief information officers and other technology champions in the digital workplace have challenges, you're right. Practitioners shared many of the challenges they face during the second annual Digital Workplace Experience conference this week at the Radisson Aqua Blu Hotel in Chicago. The conference is a co-production of Simpler Media Group, the parent company of CMSWire, and Digital Workplace Group. Disconnect Between End User Needs and C-Suite Understanding Technology Moving Fast in Workplace. Can We Keep Up? Funding, Defining the Digital ...
 
The Cost of Fear in Organisational Change
26.06.2018
Key Takeaways We are all attracted to change, while simultaneously perceiving it as a threat We try to overcome the fear brought about by change through more and more comprehensive planning The reality is our planning doesn't actually prevent the things we are afraid of from happening - plans provide a false sense of secutiry The cost of fear is reflected in the gap between the needs of the ecosystem (market, customers, teams, organisations) and the organisation's self-defence as an attempt to control the ecosystem they operate in Lower your organisation's ...
 
#WorkTrends: Onboarding Is the New Black
26.06.2018
It's your first day at a new job. You're excited and nervous, but ready to do great work. You show up at your new office and find... chaos. Or worse, no one's there to greet you. You're confused and unsure, and then you spend your first day waiting around and filling out HR forms. There has to be a better way, and this week on #WorkTrends, we're talking about how to improve the onboarding experience with Jess Von Bank. Jess has been working in the talent space for 15 years, and she's currently leading the charge for better onboarding through her role ...
 
How to Leverage Introversion as a Career Strength
26.06.2018
Being an introvert doesn't mean you lack great management potential -- but you need to play to your strengths. Most of us understand what it takes to advance our careers when we first start out as individual contributors (non-managers, aka individual contributors, or ICs for short): Get better at your craft, produce high-quality work on time, be dependable and reliable, work well with others, and don't be a jerk. This approach worked well enough for me when I began my career at IBM, moved to Apple, and then jumped into the wild world of tech startups. ...
 
Unternehmenskultur und Vertrauen ...
25.06.2018
Von Simon Sinek stammt der Satz "Good leaders don't sacrifice people for the numbers - they sacrifice numbers for the people". Was er damit zum Ausdruck bringen will und wie dies mit dem Thema Unternehmenskultur in Zusammenhang steht, ist Inhalt des folgenden Beitrags. Zum Thema Unternehmenskultur entstehen laufend neue Beiträge von Praktikern wie Theoretikern Diese lassen sich je nach Zugang grob in zwei Gruppen einteilen. Im ersten wird davon ausgegangen, dass Unternehmenskultur etwas managebares ist, was durch verschiedene Maßnahmen treffsicher gesteuert ...
 
Der komplementäre Dreiklang des Digital Workplace und "Working out Loud"
25.06.2018
Seit etwa 8 Jahren beschäftige ich mich als Berater mit dem Thema "Digital Workplace". Der Begriff mag für manche unscharf oder mißverständlich sein. Für mich bildet dieser Begriff bisher allerdings die beste Klammer für all das, was meines Erachtens nach in dieses Themengebiet fällt. Und vielleicht fällt mir irgendwann noch ein besserer Begriff ein. Aber bis dahin bin ich ganz happy mit dem "Digital Workplace". Oder der nicht ganz so griffigen deutschen Variante "digitaler Arbeitsplatz". Namen sind Schall und Rauch Unabhängig davon, ob ein Unternehmen ...
 
What's crucial about Leadership in Enterprise Social Networks?
25.06.2018
This question was the central theme of the last months - bundled in my Bachelor thesis, operating at the intersection of Digital Leadership and Enterprise Social Networks (ESN). Highly efficient networking, cooperation and communication are inevitable factors in times of increasing digitization that accelerates the developments in a VUCA-environment. Promising tools that catalyse the change in organizations are ESN which impose new requirements on leadership. First, enabling is the key to a changing mind-set that initiates a transformation towards a ...
 
Beware of Cargo Cult Management
25.06.2018
During World War II, Melanesian islanders were astonished when the Japanese and American militaries arrived with vast quantities of supplies of all sorts, delivered by plane and parachute drop. These supplies found their way into the local economy where they transformed expectations. So when the war ended and the supply drops stopped, many island groups decided they could make the 'cargo' flow again by imitating as accurately as possible the rituals that had allowed the foreigners to create that cornucopia of new and amazing things. They built airplanes ...
 
The magic number of people needed to create social change
25.06.2018
Your voice is louder, and more meaningful, than you think. This new research visualizes its impact. This is not the prettiest data visualization of the year - not remotely - but it may be the most important. A new study published in Science has quantified the number of people who need to take a stand before they can affect societal change on important topics like sexual harassment and human rights. And that number? It's a mere 25% of any group. Only 25% of people need to adopt a new social norm to create an inflection point where everyone in the group ...
 
How digital transformation is revolutionizing the HR functions at organisations
25.06.2018
IoT and advanced technologies are expected to replace all the conventional tools and systems at workplaces with their digitized versions by 2022 in all the top 10 economies of the world. Now the question arises - are the traditional businesses ready to adopt digital transformation? If 'yes', then are they prepared enough to exploit this transition efficiently and effectively? CEOs, COOs, or CXOs cannot reply to this question rightly and honestly. The right people to answer this question are the HR leaders of these organizations who do not just facilitate ...
 
Implementing HR Tech - Do's and Don'ts you need to know
25.06.2018
Are you embarking on an HR technology transformation exercise? Here are a few tips from experts. Did you know that 70 percent of complex, large-scale transformation programs don't reach their stated goals? There are a number of factors that determine whether technology is implemented successfully - right from the leadership mindset, to change management programs, from identifying the scope of transformation efforts to creating a solution for with the user in mind. "The HR tech market is valued at $34 billion globally by 2021, out of which $20 billion ...
 
How to Lead Like a Neo-Generalist
25.06.2018
Is this the Perfect Leader for Our Uncertain Times? Oh glorious day! When I read this book, I felt a simultaneous sense of homecoming and vindication. The realization of immense possibilities gripped me in its clutches. Friends, each chapter is written in deference to difference. Each page is a raised fist in defiance to boxes, labels, silos and status quo hugging. Never again will I feel guilt-bullied into downplaying my hybrid status and multi-disciplinary preference. And when you read it, neither will you. "Labels stick only if we let them," proclaim ...
 
Wir brauchen Mitarbeitende, die unpopuläre Meinungen vertreten
22.06.2018
QUER GEFRAGT - 11 Fragen an den Vorstandsvorsitzenden der Otto Group Alexander Birken. Welche Auswirkungen von New Work bekommt die Otto Group zu spüren? Brauchen wir in Zeiten von New Work mehr oder weniger Führung? Wie wichtig sind Querdenker? Und welche Rolle spielt die Unternehmenskultur? Diese und weitere Fragen haben wir Alexander Birken, seit dem 01. Januar 2017 Vorstandsvorsitzender der Otto Group, gefragt: Herr Birken, wie wirkt sich New Work aktuell auf die Otto Group aus? Welche Veränderungen gibt es im "Daily Business" und welche Auswirkungen ...
 
Building an army of ESN champions
22.06.2018
was reminded this week that it was just over 2 years ago that we launched the Hub, our global enterprise social network here at KPMG. Thinking back those early days I remember both the excitement and trepidation that I felt as I tried to imagine what the organisation would look like with everyone using our new social platform. One topic I kept coming back (and still do) to time and again was that we would need to recruit an army of Champions to help us sell the story of the Hub and to build momentum across our global network. Yes we had a model for rolling ...
 
Morten Dal: Boost Digital Workplace ROI with Upfront Investment in Training and Marketing
22.06.2018
As Morten Dal likes to observe, unless organizations fully address the human element in their digital workplace projects, simply changing technologies, infrastructure and processes alone won't result in long-term and lasting change. "It is all about people," he said. "And how to best enable managers and employees to work effectively when they communicate, collaborate and share best practice." Dal is currently internal communications manager for international Danish jewelry manufacturer and retailer PANDORA, which he joined in May 2015. At PANDORA, he ...
 
4 Digital Transformation Hacks
22.06.2018
Digital transformation is a hot buzzword these days, and, like all buzzwords, it's often misunderstood. Rarely do people appreciate what it takes to truly digitally transform their organization. And while succeeding with digital transformation requires more than reading a CMSWire post, there are some quick-win concepts you need to master if you hope to take the plunge and help your organization digitally transform. Focus on Process Over Technology Center Digital Transformation Efforts on the End User Prioritize Initiatives By Following the Money Trail ...
 
These are the three things to invest in to build employee loyalty
22.06.2018
Before you consider a new benefit or program, think seriously about these three key areas. At a time with exceptionally low unemployment levels, Glassdoor research says that more than one-third of employers expect more employees to quit this year. How can you retain them? By making the right investments, says Abbey Louie, founder of Élan Consulting Group, LLC, a Meridian, Idaho, leadership consulting firm. So before you consider a new benefit or program, think seriously about investing in three key areas. Create a great employee experience - even when ...
 
Imagine a company with no leaders - I mean NO leaders!
22.06.2018
During the last two years, I have been working in Innovisor - a leading organizational network analysis company that turns the informal networks of employees into a competitive advantage. After I have seen this being applied in many different companies across all kind of industries while having +15 years of leadership roles, I have developed some loose thoughts on how we can build future organizations. In this short article, I will introduce you to some of these thoughts as an inspiration to a new way of thinking about organizations. What do companies ...
 
Wie sich die Rolle des Intranets verändern wird
21.06.2018
Das Intranet befindet sich im ständigen Wandel. 2004 startete bei vielen Unternehmen die Intranet-Ära als redaktionell geführte Top-Down Plattform. Seitdem sind Bausteine wie Mitarbeiterbindung, Wissensmanagement, Agilität und weitere Elemente dazu gekommen. Das Intranet befindet sich im ständigen Wandel. 2004 startete bei vielen Unternehmen die Intranet-Ära mit einer redaktionell geführten Plattform, die zumeist durch Top-Down Informationen der Unternehmensredaktion gespeist wurde. Seitdem sind Bausteine wie Mitarbeiterbindung, Wissensmanagement und ...
 
The 9 things in internal communications that are crushing corporate productivity today
21.06.2018
In a workplace filled with unique characters, misunderstandings, and communication, failures are bound to happen from time to time. We are, after all, humans with emotions and not data driven robots. However, taking the time to specifically work on workplace and team communication skills will not only help avoid hurt feelings and slow burning resentments, but it will also help build the rapport needed to increase overall productivity, things that are very important in creating a solid team that gets the work done. This all sounds reasonable enough, but ...
 
The Future of the Digital Workplace
21.06.2018
A new buzz has emerged around digital workplace tools. As a new entrant to the market four years ago, Slack burst onto the scene with a simple interface and powerful app integrations. It solved several unmet workplace needs. Soon after, Facebook made a splash with their Workplace tool launch, with early customers such as RBS creating more interest. Finally, Microsoft joined the fray last year with Teams - the jewel in the crown of their O365 ecosystem. Enterprise social tech is nothing new, but these new tools are achieving much faster adoption than ...
 
Diagnosing enterprise search
21.06.2018
When I do employee focus groups for clients on their digital workplaces, it takes around three minutes before somebody complains how awful the search is. Even if that isn't what I asked about. Everyone grumbles and empathises, and the conclusion is invariably 'it should just work like Google'. Trust me, it will never work like Google. For an intranet or digital workplace manager, it is tempting to blame the search engine or feel it is something for IT to solve. Trust me, that will never work either. What I want to share here is a diagnostic tool that ...
 
Preston Harris: The Modern Workforce Is Driving a Cultural Shift Toward Collaboration
21.06.2018
What Preston Harris finds most remarkable about the evolution of collaboration and communications technologies is the convergence that's taken place between the IT and end-user consumer worlds. "I started my career when remote communications consisted of a pager and a flip phone -- and we were very excited about that," he said. Then, the BlackBerry, with its keyboard, "transformed how we interact with small electronic devices" and next came smartphones which "have become the platform for a higher order of anytime/anywhere communication." Harris is currently ...
 
Bridging the Digital Skills Gap in the Digital Workplace
21.06.2018
An organisation's approach to learning is a key success factor in its digital transformation efforts, and we are seeing three areas of focus emerging as predictors of maturity: how an organisation bridges its digital skills and confidence gaps how an organisation encourages people to take responsibility for their own continuous learning how an organisation challenges and supports its senior people to become digital leaders Earlier this week I gave a talk at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in London to share some of our experience and observations ...
 
Macht.Agilität.Erfolg? - Warum organisationale Agilität ganz oben beginnen muss!
20.06.2018
von Guido Bosbach - In dieser Überschrift stecken drei heute vielleicht mehr denn je bemerkenswerte und beachtenswerte Worte: Macht, Agilität und Erfolg. Ihr Zusammenspiel hat sich in den letzten Jahren so sehr verändert, wie sonst wenig im Managementdenk- und handwerk. Macht Ihre alten Insignien der Macht verlieren von Tag zu Tag an Bedeutung. Neue, andere Indikatoren treten an ihre Stelle. "Weiche" Auszeichnungen und Wahrnehmungen sind es, statt weithin sichtbarer Symbole. Machtvoll zu sein bedeutet, Reichweite und Einfluss zu besitzen. Doch das heutige ...
 
Unfähig & Unwillig? Prügeln! Fähig & Willig? Stark prügeln!
20.06.2018
von Gunter Dueck - Sind Mitarbeiter fähig oder willig? Es gibt eine klassische Führungssicht auf Mitarbeiter. Paul Hersey und Ken Blanchard regten seit 1969 an, Mitarbeiter in einem so genannten Reifegradmodell einzuordnen und dann entsprechend verschieden oder "situativ" zu führen. Dieses plumpe Modell ist ja ganz schön, aber es wird allerorten extrem pervertiert - und davor möchte ich hier als AUFSCHREI warnen. Das Patentrezept ist ganz einfach, es ist wie geschaffen für zweistündige Power-Workshops mit 700 Euro Teilnahmegebühr. Man klassifiziere jeden ...
 
7 key factors of successful digital transformation in the enterprise
20.06.2018
What it takes to make DX initiatives succeed within large, existing organizations...from someone who's done it firsthand. It's easy to find people who are interested in talking about digital transformation (DX). It's hard to find people who have experience and knowledge in doing it from the bottom up. Kevin McGuire (@potentiam_km) is one of those hard to find people. He built a DX team within a Fortune 100 financial services company from a team of 10, to a team of 70. I asked Mr. McGuire what it takes to make DX-type initiatives succeed within large ...
 
How to Create a Culture of Psychological Safety
20.06.2018
Why do employees sometimes remain silent when they should speak up? Do they fear consequences or repercussions? Do they feel like new ideas can't be respectfully considered without an onslaught of criticism about its inherent risks, a barrage of demands for a detailed project plan, or an insistence on immediate proof of an overinflated ROI? Put plainly, why do we hold back our potential contributions when we know a project or process is broken or headed for disaster? Because it's not safe to engage. The benefit of saying nothing tends to far ...
 
Why Your Company Should Look Within When Acquiring New Knowledge
20.06.2018
Which companies spend the most on R&D? Tech giants Amazon and Alphabet (parent company of Google) top the global list. These leading companies aim to discover more about artificial intelligence, robotics and other future game-changers. Designating a healthy portion of the financial pie to R&D is considered a sound strategy for innovation these days, not just for tech companies, but also in pharma, automotive and other many industries. With substantial R&D budgets, companies seemingly have a better chance to not only grow innovations in-house ...
 
These are the 5 "super skills" you need for jobs of the future
20.06.2018
Work is changing, so to stay ahead you'll need to master these skills that you probably didn't learn in college. Chances are your job description has changed over the past five years. Or maybe your role didn't even exist a short time ago. The workplace of today and the future looks quite different due to technology, the economy, the environment, and politics, according to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a not-for-profit think tank that helps organizations plan for the future. The evolving workplace is creating a skills divide, says Adam Miller, ...
 
'Working Smart' -- Defined by a Study of Over 5,000 Managers and Employees
20.06.2018
The phrase "work smarter, not harder" has been thrown around so much that it has become a cliché. I mean, who wants to "work dumb"? Unfortunately, from time to time, many people, including myself, do just that. It's not because we want to work dumb; it's because we don't know exactly how to work smart. When I first searched for advice on how to work smarter, I arrived at a picture that was incoherent and overwhelming. Prioritize. Delegate. Keep a calendar. Avoid distractions. Set clear goals. Execute better. Influence people. Inspire. Manage up. Manage ...
 
How to Rethink Work in an Era of AI and Digital Automation
20.06.2018
MIT economist, Daron Acemoglu, says we're not facing an imminent end of work, but we need new roadmaps. Few can deny that there will be huge social, political, and economic transformation as a result of AI, robotics, and digital technologies. But there are many uncertainties about how those changes will play out, especially in the critical area of economics. Does it mean the end of work? Massive job loss? Lower wages? Slower growth? And what about productivity? From a historical perspective, we have been at similar crossroads before said MIT Economics ...
 
Wie große Unternehmen wendig wie ein Start-up werden
19.06.2018
Um mit dem Innovationstempo der Start-ups mithalten zu können, müssen Konzerne flexibler werden. Bosch und Deutsche Bahn haben es ausprobiert. Die Glaswand des ehemaligen Chef-Büros ist übersät mit bunten Post-its. Davor versammeln sich jeden Dienstag und Donnerstag 15 Mitarbeiter des Bosch-Geschäftsbereichs Power Tools, um das abzuhalten, was sie ihr "Stand-up-Meeting" nennen. Die Ingenieure, Finanz- und Marketingexperten sind spezialisiert auf Elektrogeräte für Heimwerker. Zusammen arbeiten sie an neuen Elektro-Schraubermodellen - von der Entwicklung, ...
 
Das Digital Transformation Hemmnis
19.06.2018
Auch wenn ich eigentlich immer weniger gerne darüber spreche, bekomme ich doch viele Fragen dazu, warum etablierte Unternehmen die technologisch bedingten Veränderungen in ihrem Umfeld regelmäßig verpassen und in den Hinterhalt geraten. Oft wird dabei auf das "Innovators Dilemma" verwiesen. Das greift in der heutigen Zeit meiner Meinung nach jedoch zu kurz. Kann ja eigentlich nicht sein Es erstaunt schon immer wieder, dass etablierte, große Unternehmen langfristig angelegte Veränderungen nicht zu erfassen scheinen und immer mehr ins Hintertreffen geraten. ...
 
Why collaborative thinking beats individual smarts
19.06.2018
Three decades ago Thomas Malone modernised how the business world thought about digital communications in organisations with a seminal paper, "Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies". It was 1987, before the commercialisation of the internet, yet he and his co-authors predicted "an overall shift toward proportionately more use of markets -- rather than hierarchies -- to co-ordinate economic activity". Evidence confirming that thesis is now everywhere. His book "The Future of Work" in 2004 foresaw "hyperspecialisation" in business, which has also ...
 
Lessons Learned from Pruning Online Community Groups
19.06.2018
by Jeff Ross - I recently completed a significant cleanup of the groups in Buzz - our 40,000 member enterprise social network (ESN) at Humana for employees. It was a bit of a daunting task since I started the process with 1688 groups. It was a sure thing that many groups needed to be archived, deleted or merged in accordance with our group policy. This is a process we've gone through at least annually during my eight years as the Buzz community manager. It's incredibly boring and something that easily gets pushed aside in favor of other types of work ...
 
Six barriers to digital transformation; CIO strategies to conquer them
19.06.2018
CIOs are under pressure to help companies find their digital mojo, but challenges abound. Learn about the top six barriers to digital transformation - and how to vanquish them. As a global management and consulting firm that counsels clients about digital transformation, Accenture had to show its own mettle in remaking itself. That led to an aggressive pace of change over the past few years, said Merim Becirovic, Accenture's managing director of core infrastructure and business operations. Consider, for instance, this measure of success: Three years ...
 
Network visualisations show what we can and what we may know
19.06.2018
In 1928 Jacob Levy Moreno, a Vienna-trained psychiatrist who had recently emigrated to New York, developed an innovative way of identifying 'at risk' children. He analysed social patterns at the State Training School for Girls and the Riverdale Country School by asking students who their friends were, and charting their answers. The resulting graphs used geometric shapes to represent individuals and lines to indicate friendships: he called them sociograms. Noticing that two particular girls in the graph appeared isolated, he predicted that they would ...
 
Social Network Analytics: State of the Art
19.06.2018
Introduction In recent decades, the use of social media websites in everybody's daily life is booming. People can continue their conversations on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, etc., and share their experiences with their acquaintances, friends, family, etc. It takes only one click to update your whereabouts to the rest of the world. There are plenty of options to broadcast your current activities: by a picture, video, geo-location, links, or just plain text. Users of online social networking sites explicitly ...
 
Cultural Transformation of HR in the Digital and Cognitive Era
19.06.2018
We live in a challenging business environment. New and disruptive technologies arise at an incredibly fast pace. Workforce generations have very different expectations. Leaders' development cycles have been shortened to meet business needs, which seem to change almost every three months! And social media, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence are reshaping the way we interact with one another and the connected world. HR professionals are in the middle of all these changes, with an important role as curators of an organization's culture, ...
 
Versteckte Talente : Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst
18.06.2018
Künstliche Intelligenz findet verborgene Talente von Mitarbeitern. Dafür müssen Datenbanken voll mit Informationen über jeden Einzelnen sein. Mancher fürchtet sich aber genau davor. Wer kann was im Unternehmen, vor allem im Bereich Forschung und Entwicklung? Der Technologiekonzern Continental wollte das genau wissen und hat dafür im vergangenen Jahr eine Datenanalyse zu den Fähigkeiten von rund 10.000 technischen Mitarbeitern an acht Standorten auf der ganzen Welt gestartet. Ins Radar des digitalen Abgleichs sind die hochspezialisierten Fachkräfte gerückt: ...
 
Alle #WOL len, aber können Sie auch?
18.06.2018
"JA, WOL ist toll" Gleich vorab, damit keine falschen Eindrücke entstehen: Working Out Loud finde ich eine tolle Sache. Es ist ein starker"Eisbrecher" verkrustete und althergebrachte, unwirksame Kommunikation in Firmen aufzubrechen und der notwendigen Kollaboration und Kommunikation neue Wege zu ebnen. Nicht ohne Grund nutzen die Mitarbeiter des Großteils der DAX 30 Unternehmen WOL. Die WOL Community, mit ihren unermündlichen Verfechtern der Methode macht einen tollen Job es weiter zu verbreiten. Es kann eine sehr gute Grundlage für Enterprise Social ...
 
Agiles Arbeiten 5 - Jenseits der populären Methoden und dennoch agil
18.06.2018
Wir wissen ja alle, dass die schöne, neue Arbeitswelt voller neuer Wörter und Methoden ist. Wenn wir uns alleine das Realitätsuniversum Agil anschauen, dann treffen wir hier so viele Ansätze, dass man doch recht schnell die Übersicht verliert. In den letzten Beiträgen haben wir uns von der Basis für Agil über die Methoden bis hin zu den Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten für Organisationen beschäftigt. Wir haben sozusagen eine Reise von den Grundlagen zu den großen Plateaus der Umsetzungen gemacht. Dabei haben wir uns die offensichtliche Landschaft angeschaut. ...
 
Are Senior Managers Out of Touch With Workers Digital Needs?
18.06.2018
With enterprise workers using digital technology in the home on a daily basis, many workers believe that the organizations where they work are not keeping up with their digital needs and are out of touch, according to recent research from Gartner. Digital Disconnect The research is the result of a survey of 3120 workers (fee required) in the US, Europe and Asia/Pacific on their attitudes to technology, their engagement with work and their satisfaction with the applications that they are given to achieve professional goals. It showed that less than 50 ...
 
Working Out Loud for social change - A different approach
18.06.2018
During my WOL journey I have been intensely studying the subject of enabling and embracing change in both professional and social settings. I have come across a very powerful quote by Mahatma Ghandi: "Be the change you want to see in the World." We are, however, sometimes so consumed by the daily activities that we don't even have time to think about what change we want to see in the world, and much less find the time and strength to take action towards it. Prof. Dr. Otto von Scharmer, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan, in his book Theory U analyzes what ...
 
Your People Model for Digital Transformation Success
18.06.2018
Digital transformation is not more different than any other transformation or change initiative. Even though this buzz word signals something new, we need to learn from the mistakes we have made with any other change initiative. It's becoming more apparent that being a digital organization does not only mean having digital tools and processes to strengthen the operations within the organizations. Well known publishers and companies are calling for a Digital Transformation Culture. So, rather than only to look at the digital structure, organizations should ...
 
Business success stories of digital transformation that will leave you thinking
18.06.2018
Companies are now progressively launching more and more digital enterprises in order to grow. There are many success stories related to business who invested more in digitalisation. Companies are now progressively launching more and more digital enterprises in order to grow. There are many success stories related to business who invested more in digitalisation. As such, this trend is gaining more attention now. Last year, around 2,600 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) surveyed said they are currently allocating 18 per cent of their budgets to digital ...
 
Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious
18.06.2018
by Steve Denning - "If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it." -- Albert Einstein In June 2018, a time when "Agile at Scale" is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management practices is fading fast. Instead, most managers have themselves grasped the need to be agile: a recent Deloitte survey of more than 10,000 business leaders across 140 countries revealed that nearly all surveyed respondents (94%) report that ...
 
Soziale Reputation versus Kontrolle
15.06.2018
von Harald Schirmer - "Was nicht kontrolliert wird, wird nicht gemacht!" Ist das so? Hier wieder einmal ein paar "unfertige" Erfahrungen und ein etwas anderer Ansatz, um mit globalen, freiwilligen Netzwerken erfolgreiche Initiativen zu betreiben. Wer kennt diese "Weisheit" oben nicht. Nur wie sieht das in globalen, freiwilligen Netzwerken aus? Wer sollte oder kann überhaupt die Arbeit von über 1000 Kollegen in einem Netzwerk kontrollieren? In der Vergangenheit gab es dazu eine Antwort: Hierarchie - pro ca. 10 Mitarbeiter brauchts einen disziplinarischen ...
 
Karriere, Arbeit, Führung: 10 Trends zum Social Enterprise
15.06.2018
Vor allem Collaboration und Kommunikation machen ein Unternehmen zum Social Enterprise. Die Analysten von Deloitte beobachten, dass der Faktor Mensch immer mehr Gewicht bekommt - auch wenn die C-Level-Manager zu wenig miteinander reden. 73 Prozent der Studienteilnehmer erklären, dass die C-Level-Manager ihres Unternehmens nicht regelmäßig kommunizieren Unternehmen legen künftig mehr Wert auf die faktischen Erfahrungen eines Mitarbeiters als auf dessen formalen Karriereweg Das gesellschaftliche Vertrauen in Politik und tradierte Institutionen sinkt - ...
 
Working Out Loud: Die Bewegung, die digitalen Wandel ins Unternehmen bringt (Teil I)
15.06.2018
Überall ist die digitale Transformation schon längst im Gange? In Wirklichkeit tun sich Unternehmen schwer damit. Wer Silos aufbrechen und Prozesse transparent machen will, wer Wissensaustausch über Fachgrenzen hinweg und schnellere Ideenentwicklung will, wer also agil arbeiten möchte, der findet mit Working Out Loud einen Ansatz, der die Kraft hat, uns auf die Zukunft der Arbeit vorzubereiten. Der Hebel ist: Netzwerkkompetenz lernen. Bei Shell, IBM, Microsoft, Airbus, Bosch, Siemens, Daimler und BMW - um nur ein paar zu nennen - haben Mitarbeiter schon ...
 
Bridging the Digital Skills Gap in the Digital Workplace
15.06.2018
by Lee Bryant - An organisation's approach to learning is a key success factor in its digital transformation efforts, and we are seeing three areas of focus emerging as predictors of maturity: how an organisation bridges its digital skills and confidence gaps how an organisation encourages people to take responsibility for their own continuous learning how an organisation challenges and supports its senior people to become digital leaders Earlier this week I gave a talk at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in London to share some of our experience ...
 
The digital transformation and the importance of humans
15.06.2018
What role will we as human beings play in the digital world? A world in which robots perform monotonous physical labor faster and with fewer errors than humans. A world in which artificial intelligence masters tasks that - just a short time ago - human beings alone could perform. Algorithms can now make more accurate diagnoses than doctors. And neural networks provide more accurate information about the maintenance status of trains and wind turbines than the engineers who developed and built them. Well-trained people now find themselves outperformed ...
 
Identifying Company Influencers
15.06.2018
Our partner public relations firm in Copenhagen, Kasper Westphal Pedersen, recently introduced me to a couple of principals from a management consulting firm there called INNOVISOR - which has an interesting tool for identifying the most influential people and collaboration networks in companies. It is called Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) and it's more effective than the traditional surveys used by many similar firms. It was thus intriguing for me to see an example of ONA at work and how it really made a difference. ONA uncovers actual collaboration ...
 
The High Stakes Of Rivalries At Work
15.06.2018
Whilst many workplaces today trumpet collaboration and cooperation among colleagues, a bit of rivalry is probably inevitable. When rivalries are intense, often the most common emotion is one of envy. A paper published a few years ago highlighted the destructive characteristics of envy, especially among employees with relatively large egos. "Suppose your supervisor gives your coworker a raise and not you, a raise you feel was given for an arbitrary reason," the paper says. "You would be more likely to undermine your co-worker as a means of expressing ...
 
Organisationale Agilität: Zukunftsthema Nr.1 für Management und HR!
14.06.2018
von Guido Bosbach - Mal ernsthaft: "Agil" ist doch echt anstrengend, oder? Agil scheint ja ohnehin schon immer und überall drin, dran und drum zu sein. In den letzten Wochen habe ich mich ja auch redlich bemüht, das Thema bei HR und im Top-Management besser zu verankern und die tatsächliche Relevanz (ja schon fast Brisanz) für diese Fokusbereiche in Unternehmen klar zu machen. Denn hier (ganz oben und ganz zentral) wird das Thema, das Unternehmen an vielen Stellen im Denken und Handeln, in seinen Grundsätzen und Regelwerken auf den Kopf stellt, bislang ...
 
Digitale Transformation: Bei der Digitalisierung etwas falsch verstanden
14.06.2018
Gut jeder fünfte Entscheider erklärt, die digitale Transformation abgeschlossen zu haben - ein gefährlicher Irrglaube, mahnen die Analysten von Forrester. Komplett verschiedene Arbeitsweisen in Unternehmen führen zu einem "Krieg" rund um Digitalisierung. In 37 Prozent der Unternehmen hat der CIO bei der Digitalisierung den Hut auf 56 Prozent der Unternehmen sehen sich mitten in der Transformation Kein Unternehmen werde je transformiert sein, Veränderung wir zu einem Dauerzustand Software, Cloud und neue Technologien sind keine Enabler, sondern Business ...
 
Warum wir so erschöpft sind
14.06.2018
Tagträume und andere Rezepte zum Überleben Vor Kurzem las ich im Interview mit dem Neurowissenschaftler Daniel Levitin, dass ein erwachsener Mensch heute fünfmal mehr Informationen aufnimmt, als noch vor 30 Jahren (Flow Nr. 12, S. 59). Ob in der Freizeit oder auf der Arbeit, die Dichte, die Schlagfrequenz an Informationen ist enorm angewachsen. Nicht verwunderlich, dass sich ein allgemeiner Erschöpfungszustand breit macht, den viele dann gern damit verbringen, ihr Hirn noch mehr zuzumüllen, mit dem was das Internet so bietet. Denn größer als die Erschöpfung ...
 
How to encourage team members to share their knowledge
14.06.2018
The foundation of anything great in this world comes from knowledge sharing. It's a fundamental way to make each other better when attempting to accomplish a common goal. Knowledge sharing among your employees can make the difference between barely scraping by and leading the way by innovation. If your employees aren't sharing as much knowledge as you'd like, it's time to plant the seed and watch that innovation grow. Through a Mentorship Program By Incentivizing Sharing With Regular Meetings and Gatherings Make Constant Communication Easy Incorporate ...
 
How to choose the right way to reach out at work
14.06.2018
Effective communication isn't just what you say - it's how you say it and who you're saying it to. We look at getting your communication methods right for your people and your workplace culture. In the digital age, the ways in which we can reach out to each other have multiplied. But the very wealth of choice - and the fact that much of this communication is at one remove - means we don't always choose the best way to send the message. Understand your workplace culture and reach out with the right tools at the right time Good communication is essential ...
 
The Confused CEO's Guide to 21st Century Organisations - a cartoon guide to business buzzwords everybody uses but no-one can explain
14.06.2018
by Virpi Oinonen - The Confused CEO's Guide to 21st Century Organisations is a cartoon guide to business buzzwords everybody uses but no-one can explain: agile, design thinking, organisational culture, innovation, complexity etc. The story is told through the eyes of a confused CEO who is trying to make sense of it all. Each chapter is also a stand-alone explanation. At a deeper level the book is about the paradigm shift, (argh, I used the word paradigm), that is happening in organisational thinking: we are slowly moving away from the idea of Tayloristic ...
 
Long-Term Value & Your ESN: Finding the Magic and Making it Stick
14.06.2018
You've got this shiny new thing called an enterprise social network (ESN). You've unwrapped the package, installed the batteries, read the instruction manual, and flipped the switch. Abracadabra! Poof! This thing is ON. You move forward with an awareness campaign, you train your users, and after the first few months you even have some metrics you can collect. But you still might be scratching your head, thinking, "How do I create long-term value with this thing?" Upper management is breathing down your neck, wanting to know how it's going, and by the ...
 
Worüber sich Kommunikatoren im Klaren sein sollten - und was sich deshalb ändert
13.06.2018
Zu einer guten Contentstrategie gehört interne UND externe Kommunikation. Egal ob Marketing, PR, interne Kommunikation oder whatever: Generell sollten wir Kommunikatoren uns immer darüber im Klaren sein, dass sich unsere Rolle ändert - jetzt und in Zukunft. Wir sind nicht mehr die, die mit der Tröte die Themen in die Welt posaunen, sondern werden mehr und mehr zu Moderatoren, die mit den Mitarbeitern die Inhalte gemeinsam gestalten. Wir sind auch Coaches, die Mitarbeitern für die sozialen Kanäle befähigen und beraten. Der Content kommt von den Kollegen ...
 
The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee
13.06.2018
It is now very clear that in many organisations L&D and employees view workplace learning very differently. Currently, it tends to look something like this: Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 10.17.25L&D focus all their attention on creating and managing classroom training and/or e-learning. For them this is what workplace learning is all about - making sure people use the stuff they provide for them. The technologies they employ underpin this approach: e-learning authoring tools to create templated content, and a LMS to store all the usage data. Employees, ...
 
Leading Change from the Inside Out
13.06.2018
In an increasingly complex, matrixed, fast-moving world, leaders must demonstrate: the ability to set strategy, develop trusting relationships with others, and consistently do the right thing based on personal values - all at the same time. The renowned leadership expert Stephen Rhinesmith argues that successful leaders are holistic leaders who lead with head, heart and guts. They move leadership beyond strategic rational analysis, vision casting, and other mental functions of leadership and ask future leaders to lead with empathy and courage as well. ...
 
Leading with inner agility
13.06.2018
Disruptive times call for transformational leaders with a knack for addressing complex problems. To navigate effectively, we must learn to let go -- and become more complex ourselves. We live in an age of accelerating disruption. Every company is facing up to the profound changes wrought by digitization. Industry boundaries have become permeable. Data, algorithms, and artificial intelligence are changing the nature of forecasting, decision making, and the workplace itself. All this is happening at once, and established companies are responding by rethinking ...
 
The Dead End of the Agile Transformation
13.06.2018
by Marcus Raitner - Copying Spotify or simply implementing any other blueprint of an agile organization is a fundamental mistake. Not because the models themselves were poor, but because implementing a model of an agile organization that has been chosen or developed by a few managers, experts or consultants from top to bottom contradicts the essential principle of self-organization. Agile organizations are always emergent in the sense that they result from the cooperation of self-organizing teams towards a common vision and are constantly evolving. Therefore, ...
 
Digital Eats Culture for Breakfast or Why Leaders Need New Thinking
13.06.2018
Digitalisation has triggered a race for the future. New players have emerged challenging traditional business models or even disrupting them. C-level trips to Silicon Valley are booming. And there is literally no escape from AR, VR, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. But one fundamental dimension of digitalisation tends to be neglected or even overseen: the need for cultural change in organisations. Hierarchical models are in crisis Recipes of the past are not necessarily suited for the digital future. This is especially true for hierarchical models ...
 
Das Intranet als Spiegel der Website - oder doch nicht?
12.06.2018
Im Zuge der Designentscheidungen bei der Einführung eines neuen oder der Überarbeitung eines bestehenden Intranets, kommt es häufig zur Diskussion, ob der Look und Aufbau nicht identisch mit der eigenen Unternehmenswebsite sein kann. Die Struktur sei bekannt, das Design erprobt und generell - als durchdachtes Aushängeschild des Unternehmens - erfolgreich. Diese Überlegung hat jedoch sowohl Vor- als auch Nachteile. Im Folgenden erklären wir Ihnen unsere Auffassung bei HIRSCHTEC. Gleiche Gestaltung von Intranet & Website Unterschiedliche Gestaltung ...
 
Sing mein Song - das WOL Konzert
12.06.2018
von Rainer Gimbel - Ich muss es zugeben, einige wenige TV Formate sind tatsächlich interessant. Seit Jahren verfolgen die beste Ehefrau der Welt und ich die Staffeln der Sendung "Sing mein Song - das Tauschkonzert". Dort treffen sich sieben Sänger unterschiedlichster Genres zu regelmäßigen Abenden an einem abgeschiedenen Ort in Südafrika in "Lagerfeuer Atmosphäre". Jeder Abend ist einem Sänger gewidmet. Die anderen sechs Sänger singen dann jeweils unterstützt von einer Band eigen interpretierte Coverversionen von Liedern dieses Sängers oder dieser Sängerin. ...
 
Why Internal Talent Mobility So Often Fails
12.06.2018
Across my twenty-five years of applying advanced analytics to help client organizations measure and understand their Internal Labor Market (ILM) dynamics and inform decisions about workforce management, perhaps the most consistently disappointing results I have seen relate to internal talent mobility, whether it be expat assignments, cross-business or cross-function/department moves. Indeed, I can think of only a handful of organizations where our modeling work shows "mobile talent" actually succeeding and staying with the organization as compared to ...
 
25-10-3
12.06.2018
by Harold Jarche - An understanding of the research on how and why groups of people change can lead to better ways of organizing as a society or an organization. For instance, small groups of committed individuals who want to influence society need a significant presence to make that change happen: twenty-five percent. "When a minority group pushing change was below 25% of the total group, its efforts failed. But when the committed minority reached 25%, there was an abrupt change in the group dynamic, and very quickly the majority of the population adopted ...
 
Easy Access Information Explosion
12.06.2018
Education has a historical anomaly that has clung to the system a long time after it has been necessary. This is the case, especially in the last 20 years. Academics simply have no precedents to look to in order to figure out what to do. Digitization has truly changed the world. However, higher education has clung to a previous educational model that has found itself outdated and there are no signs that this is going to change anytime soon. When formal education began after the medieval period, students gathered together to a place where knowledge was ...
 
Millennials And Gen Z Have Lost Trust And Loyalty With Business
12.06.2018
by Dan Pontefract - In the most recent Deloitte Millennial Survey released May 15, 2018 -- where the firm surveyed 10,455 millennials and 1,844 Gen Z youth from around the globe -- there is a dark and foreboding pattern emerging. According to the results, "opinions about business' motivations and ethics, which had trended up the past two years, retreated dramatically this year, as did their sense of loyalty." Indeed it is worrisome. Instead of organizations shifting the way in which they run such that they do so with a "purpose mindset," the majority ...
 
Was kommt zuerst: Tool oder Kulturveränderung?
11.06.2018
Was kommt zuerst: Das Tool oder die Kulturveränderung? Ein klassisches Henne-Ei-Problem der Neuzeit - und eines, das immer wieder in unseren Gesprächen mit Unternehmen aufkommt. Wie erreicht man im digitalen Zeitalter nachhaltige Veränderung (oder den berühmt-berüchtigten "Change") in Organisationen? Kann eine innovative Software Anstupser und Impulsgeber für einen kulturellen Wandel sein - oder braucht es zuerst einen kompletten "Mindset-Shift", bevor neue Software auf fruchtbaren Boden fallen kann? Meine eindeutige Meinung hierzu: Wer auf den Kulturwandel ...
 
How to Make Flexible Work Successful for the Company and the Employee
11.06.2018
With advances in technology, the days of being tethered to a desk Monday through Friday have become a thing of the past. Laptops, cell phones and video conferencing are empowering employees to work from anywhere with ease. This means a manager in London can effectively collaborate with an employee in New York. At AIG, we have embraced this workplace transformation by offering a comprehensive flexible-work arrangement program that accommodates how our employees live and work. We recognize the value of supporting our colleagues in managing the demands ...
 
What Is Workplace Inclusion and Can You Measure It?
11.06.2018
Can you remember a time without a headline about inequality in our world today? It seems like examples of inequality pop up in every corner of our society, and businesses are trying to get ahead of the problem. Take Starbucks for example: they recently closed all of their 8,000 company-owned stores nationwide to give 175,000 employees racial-bias education in response to a shocking incident at a Philadelphia store in April. Starbucks is not alone. One study examined over 10,000 companies and found that eight out of 10 - some 8,000 companies - have a ...
 
Does employee engagement really increase productivity?
11.06.2018
'Uncovering the People' is the third in this series of programmes that uncovers the Digital Workplace. In this episode we spoke with Matt Champion of SAP UK, a global HR technology partner of NGA HR's. Part of Matt's job is to make people think differently. To do this he introduces design thinking and mindfulness to help people to focus the human side of digital transformation, not just on technology and process. You can view the interview here. Dare to be wrong. Fail fast. Succeed faster This is a common value that SAP and NGA HR share and ...
 
Should Employee Experience Replace Employee Engagement?
11.06.2018
I was recently lucky enough to attend the ExChange Conference hosted by the fabulous Employee Engagement Alliance. The conference focused on employee experience and was, I have to say, one of the best conferences I've attended in a long time. As you'd expect there was a lot of conversation on the day about engagement versus experience, so I thought it might be useful to share my thoughts.... As you may well know, Airbnb no longer have an HR department, instead choosing to focus on employee experience, with a team headed up by a Chief Employee Experience ...
 
Tapping the power of hidden influencers
11.06.2018
A tool social scientists use to identify sex workers and drug users can help senior executives find the people most likely to catalyze -- or sabotage -- organizational-change efforts. Employee resistance is the most common reason executives cite for the failure of big organizational-change efforts. Winning over skeptical employees and convincing them of the need to change just isn't possible through mass e-mails, PowerPoint presentations, or impassioned CEO mandates. Rather, companies need to develop strong change leaders employees know and respect -- ...
 
Auf dem Weg nach Digitalien, Brücken bauen und Silos aufbrechen
08.06.2018
Gewachsene und etablierte Strukturen, insbesondere in Großkonzernen, führen meist dazu, dass Unternehmen einzelne Digitalisierungsinitiativen durchführen aber diese untereinander nicht verbinden können. Mit den bestehenden Insellösungen und auch oft aufgrund bestehender Silos bleiben lokale Lösungen oft Einzellösungen ohne Skalierungseffekte. Erfahrungen werden mehrfach parallel gemacht und Wissen geht verloren. Ich vergleiche das immer gerne mit den vielen kleinen Inseln die ohne "Verbindungsbrücken" keinen funktionierenden Austausch haben und kein ...
 
Das Potenzial von Working-Out-Loud im agilen Methoden-Mix
08.06.2018
In seiner WOL-Kolumne "Zirkeltraining" erklärt WOL-Coach und Gastautor Ingo Stoll, worauf es bei Working-Out-Loud ankommt und welche Gedanken ihm rund um das Trendthema durch den Kopf gehen. Dieses Mal: Wie lässt sich WOL mit anderen Methoden kombinieren? Aus der Kategorie "Things that make you go hmmm ...": Mir fällt in letzter Zeit immer wieder auf, dass ich mich ungewollt mit Menschen in Diskussionen darüber wiederfinde, ob WOL wirkt oder nicht. Das Seltsame daran ist, dass die Allermeisten davon noch nie einen WOL-Zirkel begonnen, geschweige denn ...
 
Digitale Technik, analoge Würde
08.06.2018
Die digitale Transformation ist für viele Firmen eine Herkulesaufgabe. Nach über 150 Interviews und 30 Analysen von Unternehmen habe ich erkannt: Der Wandel gelingt nur, wenn mit dem Maß an Digitalisierung auch die Menschlichkeit zunimmt. Manchmal geht es in Vorstandsetagen nicht anders zu als in dem Pixar-Film »Toy Story«: Ein neues, aufregendes Spielzeug gelangt ins Kinderzimmer und ruckzuck geraten die anderen in Vergessenheit. Die Rolle des »Buzz Lightyear« aus »Toy Story« kommt aktuell in vielen Unternehmen dem Chief Digital Officer (CDO), seinem ...
 
A personal reflection on the transformation journey to the workplace of the future
08.06.2018
Reading a lot these days about #Change & #Digital #Transformation & #Innovation there are everyday new learnings about "New Ways of Working", #Collaboration, #SharingIsCaring, #Networks, #Culture, #WorkingOutLoud etc. And basically I started to reflect that already in 2013 I was on a panel with Christian Kuhna, Edith Lemieux and Christopher Bishop and we talked about "New Ways of Working, Learning and Innovating" at the OEB Conference. The headline 5 years ago was already "The world around us is rapidly changing and now it´s time to prepare for ...
 
Open to collaboration: Why Gen Y has new expectations of work
08.06.2018
In the third of our series of films, Workplace and Canvas8 explore the very different expectations that Gen Y have about work. We look at how employers need to find new ways to keep up with changing attitudes. And why, when it comes to Millennials in the workplace, it's all about collaboration. Gen Y continues to join the workforce in ever greater numbers - Millennials now account for over a third of the UK working population. And they're bringing with them a new set of expectations about the way people work together. This is the generation that pioneered ...
 
How to help managers communicate
08.06.2018
How effective are your managers when it comes to communicating? Do line managers understand their role in facilitating two-way conversations and being a visible presence? Or are there barriers in place? Today I'm delighted to share the next article in my brand new #ICVoices series, which is packed full of advice from 72 professional communicators. We've tackled the issue of line manager communication. Specifically, how to help line managers be better communicators. Line manager communication was cited in the 2018 Gatehouse State of the Sector survey ...
 
The Neo-Generalist, and why we should all have 'one'
08.06.2018
It's a bit awkward to write about a book that stirs up so many memories and thoughts, it almost reads like a biography. But The Neo-Generalist by Richard Martin and Kenneth Mikkelsen isn't about me as such, it's 'merely' about people like me -- people who live in more than one world and who are able to strike meaningful connections between these worlds. It so happens that I was one of the lucky interviewees. Lucky while at the same time humbled to be included in a list of people who are far more accomplished than I will ever be. But that, at least, gives ...
 
Intuition soll Komplexität meistern?!
07.06.2018
von Günther Wagner - Komplizierte, berechenbare Sachverhalte sind ein Fest für Effizienzfanatiker. Hier können sie nach Herzenslust prognostizieren, planen und optimieren. Doch die heutigen Märkte sind nicht mehr nur kompliziert, sondern zunehmend komplex. Sie gehorchen nicht den Berechnungs-, Optimierungs- und Planungslogiken komplizierter Sachverhalte, die wir größtenteils beherrschen. Da wir diese komplexen Sachverhalte aber häufig mit den Methoden für komplizierte Situationen lösen wollen, entstehen Fehler. Daher müssen sich die Unternehmen und die ...
 
Unternehmen driften bei digitaler Reife auseinander
07.06.2018
Die Digitalisierung treibt die Unternehmenswelt weiter auseinander. Das zeigt die Untersuchung "Digital Maturity Is Paying Off" der Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Demnach sind rund 23 Prozent der befragten Unternehmen bei der Digitalisierung Vorreiter, etwa ein Drittel (32 %) hinkt deutlich hinterher. 45 Prozent der Unternehmen liegen im Mittelfeld. Gegenüber einer ähnlichen Untersuchung aus dem Vorjahr ist der Anteil der digitalen Nachzügler um rund 6 Prozentpunkte gewachsen, das Mittelfeld ist gegenüber 2017 um 5 Prozentpunkte geschrumpft. "Das Mittelfeld ...
 
KI birgt eine Milliardenchance für deutsche Unternehmen
07.06.2018
Digitale Assistenten, Chatbots und maschinelles Lernen: Lösungen auf Basis künstlicher Intelligenz gehören inzwischen zum Alltag. Und diese Entwicklung soll sich deutlich beschleunigen: Bis zum Jahr 2030 dürfte das deutsche Bruttoinlandsprodukt (BIP) allein wegen KI um 11,3 Prozent steigen. Das entspricht einer Summe von rund 430 Milliarden Euro. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine detaillierte Deutschland-Auswertung der globalen PwC-Studie "Sizing the prize. What's the real value of AI for your business and how can you capitalise?", die darüber hinaus zeigt, ...
 
"Is it good enough?"
07.06.2018
by Rainer Gimbel - "Is it good enough?" That's the question I often receive when I try to encourage colleagues to start "Working Out Loud" in our company. They have doubts, that the quality of what they have to share with their network is just "not good enough". And yes, I also ask myself regularly "Is it interesting, did I choose the right words, is my English OK"? - and often enough my drafts stay in the drawer. Just check my blog. The last entry dates back to December 2017. OMG!!! I already feel comfortable writing blogs in our internal Enterprise ...
 
Coming of age digitally
07.06.2018
Learning, leadership, and legacy. As businesses mature digitally, they stand apart from rivals. A survey by MIT SMR and Deloitte found digitally mature companies are better at developing digital leaders, pushing decision-making deeper, and responding faster to the marketplace, and are more likely to experiment. * Executive summary Adapting to increasingly digital market environments and taking advantage of digital technologies to improve operations and drive new customer value are important goals for nearly every contemporary business. The good news ...
 
Delegating Responsibility: Why And How?
07.06.2018
In one of her books -- Work Less, Do More -- Jan Yager zeroes in on discussing delegation. "It's an important thing", she states, claiming, quite rightly, that you can't participate in modern business without it. Looking at other publications, like If You Want It Done Right, You Don't Have to Do It Yourself by Donna Gennet or The Art of Delegation by Charles Malone, one can see that delegation is right on trend. * Are you doing it right? Many would argue that delegating is easy, but they're confusing real delegation -- empowering, sharing and trusting ...
 
The Future of Organizational Management: Ecological Systems Thinking
07.06.2018
Most of what passes for novel thinking in management now is merely the slapping of new labels onto old ideas. Management thinking is in a rut. This is a harsh thing to say, but it must be said. Despite all the great brainpower being applied, the field of management is failing to provide the empirical, grounded, actionable guidance that organizations require in today's economy. How is that so? It's because traditional tools of management lack an "ecological systems" point of view for thinking about organizational development. Leaders today have to understand ...
 
Centres of Ignorance
07.06.2018
by Simon Terry - How to create a Centre of Ignorance Take any expertise. Announce it is a Centre of Excellence. Withdraw it from its business context. Manage it independently. Hire externally based on qualifications in the expertise. Create geographic, cultural and mindset distance between the expertise and business activity. Set targets for the expertise unrelated to business goals. Force expertise practitioners to engage with the business practitioners through intermediaries. Restrict feedback on the performance of the expertise. Restrict information ...
 
Deutschland, bitte aufwachen!
06.06.2018
Im Übergang zur fünften industriellen Revolution gehen den Industriestaaten die Zukunftsideen aus. Auch Deutschland stolpert mehr in die Zeit der "Erde 5.0", als dass es sein Herz in die Hand nimmt und die eigene Zukunft selbstbewusst gestaltet. Die Welt digitalisiert in rasender Geschwindigkeit. Das Silicon Valley, Traum- und Pilgerziel von deutschen Managern und Politikern, ist längt nicht mehr der einzige Hotspot technologischer Entwicklung. Vor allem China drängt in die digitale Sphäre. Bei Zukunftsthemen wie Robotik, Künstlicher Intelligenz oder ...
 
Nicht Reden, TUN! Warum Transformation schneller geht, als Sie heute glauben.
06.06.2018
Die letzten Jahre waren für Sparkassen sehr herausfordernd. Die Niedrigzinsphase hat das Geschäftsmodell erodieren lassen. Die Digitalisierung das Kundenverhalten grundlegend verändert und die Aufsicht behandelt Sparkassen wie eine systemrelevante Großbank. Doch die kommenden Jahre werden nicht einfacher, im Gegenteil, noch herausfordernder. Zahlreiche Maßnahmen und Projekte sind die Folge. Trotzdem die Geschwindigkeit der Veränderungen extrem zugenommen hat, glauben viele Vorstände dennoch, dass Veränderungen "einfach länger brauchen", bis sie von allen ...
 
Practical ways to support and govern collaboration
06.06.2018
by Steve Bynghall - Enterprise collaboration is a wicked problem with no straightforward solution that guarantees digital workplace teams the ability to derive value, drive adoption or gain the control over the collaboration landscape that they usually seek. However, establishing governance over the use of collaboration tools will help digital workplace teams move closer to achieving successful outcomes. There are a number of practical approaches and tactics which can help teams to reinforce the governance of collaboration sites and applications. Because ...
 
4 Ways to Transform Your People Strategy for Industry 4.0
06.06.2018
To make the latest technology pay off, you've got to develop the talent and skills of your workforce. Imagine you've been asked to oversee building a brand-new manufacturing plant optimized with the latest digital technologies including advanced robotics, sensors, 3D printing, data analytics, automation and the Internet of Things (IoT). You have a limitless budget except the company requires that all of the technology remains on a Microsoft DOS operating system. Ridiculous, right? Even if you could find some things that might work, making that plant ...
 
3 Ways Companies Are Messing Up Digital Transformation, And 3 Steps To Fix It
06.06.2018
Digital transformation is here, and many businesses are racing to change to take advantage of the benefits. Digital transformation promises more revenue, a better customer experience and a new level of productivity that you have never seen before. Except by pursuing change in haste, these companies are messing up digital transformation. Just because companies have the means to digitize, doesn't mean they're ready. Even if they possess the tools doesn't mean they're yielding any real value out of big data, machine learning and other emerging tech. So, ...
 
Where passion for people goes to die
06.06.2018
Like you, I'm passionate about employee experience (EX), and particularly helping large organisations improve their culture by empowering their people. I recently attended an Employee Engagement conference. At these events, I love speaking to like-minded people whose careers are based on improving EX. Yet, I've been a little flat of late because this industry, this space which owns people's experience in the workplace, appears to be facing the same challenges they were 12 months ago, 2 years ago, 3, 4 + years ago. Still in talking and ...
 
"Hilf mir, es selbst zu tun"
05.06.2018
Die Art, wie wir Wissen vermitteln, ist ineffektiv, sagt der Physiker und Wissenschaftsphilosoph John Erpenbeck. Ein Gespräch über natürliche Neugier, Kontrollzwänge und Gefühle für Pythagoras. Herr Erpenbeck, was genau ist Lernen? Besser wäre es, wir verwendeten den Begriff sehr vorsichtig. Denn wir assoziieren mit ihm Klassenraum, Lehrer und Zuhörer. Das ist fatal, denn das hinter dieser Vorstellung stehende Modell funktioniert nicht. Leider prägt es unsere Bildungseinrichtungen bis heute. Eine Katastrophe. Also lehren unsere Schulen Ihrer Ansicht ...
 
Warum wirklich jedes Unternehmen einen eigenen Content-Hub braucht
05.06.2018
So sichern Sie Ihre inhaltlichen Werte in der Unternehmenskommunikation. Jedes Unternehmen, das in irgendeiner Weise auch nur halbwegs erfolgreich in sozialen Netzwerken unterwegs ist, schafft mit der Zeit immense Werte. Werte, die ihm aber in Wirklichkeit gar nicht richtig selbst gehören. Werte, die mit einem Schlag weg sein können, wenn es dem Anbieter so gefällt, wenn sich die Rechtslage ändert oder wenn eine Plattform einfach schließt. Wie sichern Sie diese und wie schützen Sie Ihr Unternehmen vor Verlusten? Ohne Social-Media-Präsenzen ist die Unternehmenskommunikation ...
 
"Wir erleben einen digitalen Darwinismus"
05.06.2018
Sie steht ganz oben auf der politischen Agenda. Kaum ein Unternehmen, das nicht ihre große Bedeutung betont - und doch schwebt sie wie ein Damoklesschwert über Deutschland: Die Digitalisierung. Wie sehr sie die Zukunft der Arbeit verändert, zeigen die Ergebnisse einer global durchgeführten Delphi-Studie. Dr. Ole Wintermann hat für die Bertelsmann Stiftung die Ergebnisse für Deutschland analysiert. Herr Wintermann, Sie sagen, dass Deutschland ein digitales Entwicklungsland ist. Dabei haben Politik und Wirtschaft die Digitalisierung doch ganz oben auf ...
 
Widerstand gegen Transformation ist normal und gesund
05.06.2018
Widerstand gegen organisationale Veränderungen ist eines der beliebtesten Themen in Transformationsprozessen. Immer wieder werde ich gefragt, was man denn tun könne, wenn Mitarbeiter keine Lust auf den Wandel haben, wenn sie nicht begeistert dabei sind, passiv blockieren oder gar aktiv gegen den Wandel angehen. Und natürlich kommt auch die Frage auf, wie solche Menschen motiviert werden könnten. Letzteres lässt sich schnell und leicht beantworten. Gar nicht. Ich kann tun was ich will, ob das mein Gegenüber zu was auch immer motiviert, bleibt seine oder ...
 
Knowledge filters revisited
05.06.2018
by Harold Jarche - The concept of filtering sources of knowledge has informed the personal knowledge mastery framework for many years, as explained here in knowledge filters (2011). Recently, a "CBC News investigation found that a YouTube channel devoted to putting misleading headlines on TV stories from other stations is getting recommended more often than many mainstream news outlets." Given the current general election in Ontario, this could be a concern for our democratic processes. But the real culprit is that our society -- especially elected officials, ...
 
Continuous Learning & Development; more than just continuous training
05.06.2018
by Jane Hart - Lifelong learning is more important than ever, as Anne Lise Kjaer, a futurist, sums up very well. "The world is changing; complexity in society and business growth is changing the future of jobs and skills. Evolving technologies, notably robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are driving automation of ever more traditional jobs and rewriting the rules of education and skills. To this end, individuals as well as organisations will need to adopt a growth mindset and nurture the creativity, agility and lifelong learning skills that will ...
 
New study finds 70 per cent of us skip the office to work elsewhere
05.06.2018
More than two-thirds of global employees work remotely every week, and over 50% do so for at least half of the week, heralding a major reassessment of corporate real estate, according to a comprehensive new global study. The emergence of this mobile workforce has been driven by technological change, globalisation and changes in employee expectations, according to IWG, the parent group of leading workspace companies including Regus and Spaces. IWG has released a study based on the insights of over 18,000 business people across 96 companies. It found that ...
 
German "Digitalisierung" versus American innovation
05.06.2018
Whereas English-speakers have many words for technological progress, Germans have settled on one: Digitalisierung. Too bad. The geeks at my alma mater, Williams College in Massachusetts, used to wear, circa 1990, baggy black T-shirts that made a statement. The front said: "There are only 10 kinds of people in the world." The back read: "Those who get binary and those who don't." Technically, "binary" is just a special case of "digital". And that's what "digital" means to most English speakers. It is an adjective that evokes the base-2 system, in which ...
 
Eine kapitalistische Utopie
04.06.2018
Die Digitalisierung wird alles verändern. Kennen wir, wissen wir, haben wir schon gehört. Aber wie soll unsere Gesellschaft damit umgehen? Der Wissenschaftler Dirk Helbing hat dazu viele Ideen. Dirk Helbing ist kein Mann für kleine Gedanken. "Ich glaube, wir stehen vor einem fundamentalen gesellschaftlichen Umbruch, der schneller verlaufen wird als die industrielle Revolution", fasst der 52-jährige Physiker und Soziologe seine Vision der Zukunft zusammen. "Wir werden eine allumfassende Transformation erleben, die sämtliche Bereiche des Lebens und unsere ...
 
Einfach mal ausprobieren - Mit dem 80/20-Projekt der Telekom raus aus dem Silo
04.06.2018
Die gute Nachricht: Die Deutschen sehen die Digitalisierung positiv. 75 Prozent der Menschen glauben, dass sie mehr Vor- als Nachteile für unser Land bringt, 63 Prozent rechnen auch mit persönlichen Vorteilen. Das ist das Ergebnis einer Umfrage des Meinungsforschungsinstituts dimap. Die schlechte Nachricht: Laut "Zukunftsmonitor" des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMF) erwarteten noch 2016 immerhin 42 Prozent der Menschen, dass die neuen Technologien zu "negativen Veränderungen in der Arbeitswelt" des Jahres 2030 führen werden. Gleichzeitig ...
 
Das Manifest für #MindsetWandel - Es ist fünf vor zwölf. Ein Weckruf für Deutschlands Führungskultur.
04.06.2018
Die Wirtschaft sollte endlich aufwachen - und ihre Führungskultur nicht nur auf dem Papier, sondern tatsächlich ändern. Nichts Geringeres als ein Manifest haben Insa Klasing - die Young-Global-Leader vom Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos, Ex-Top- Managerin und jetzt Jungunternehmerin - und das Aspen-Institut, laut Wikipedia eine US-amerikanische Denkfabrik - zusammen mit 33 Unterstützern erstellt. Ein Manifest? Wofür bitte das? Für einen #MindsetWandel, sagt Klasing und meint damit eine dringend nötige, neue Führungskultur, die zukunftsfähig ist. Damit die ...
 
Don't Break Down Silos, Connect Them
04.06.2018
Nobody likes a silo. Or a stovepipe for that matter. These insular structures restrict the flow of information, which makes it hard to coordinate action and adapt to change. In some cases, it can even lead to disastrous consequences like the General Motors ignition switch scandal. So it should be no surprise that managers try to break down silos whenever they can. The problem is that when you reorganize to break down one kind of silo, you inevitably create others. If, for example, your company is organized around functional groups, then you will get ...
 
What's the best way to improve an intranet or digital workplace?
04.06.2018
by Stephen Bynghall - Virtually all digital workplace and intranet teams will tell you that they need to improve the platform they are responsible for. Whether adding capabilities, increasing adoption, driving findability, improving the user experience or increasing the quality of content, there is always work to do. This week I'm thrilled to be running a workshop with my colleague Chris Tubb at the Enterprise Digital Summit in London all about improving and measuring your digital workplace and intranet. Chris and I recently founded Spark Trajectory, ...
 
The Benefits of Collaboration for Productivity and Creativity are Substantial and Growing
04.06.2018
We are social animals. It should be natural for us to collaborate. But in so many companies collaboration is not fostered...in this post I ask the question WHY...Why is it that collaboration does not come naturally? It turns out that communication difficulties and old rules of business have conditioned us, to avoid collaboration. Over decades, concerns over competitive advantage have seeded discord, both within agencies, and between companies and their business partners. Sensitivity about access to confidential business information, and distrust about ...
 
The ten principles of digital work
04.06.2018
by Esko Kilpi - The human protocols of creating value in the post-industrial world. informed free choice enabled by cognitive diversity and psychological safety, rather than compliance, is the basis for decisions active participation, rather than passively accepting instructions, is the basis of growth and development work is carried out within a framework of meaningfulness and self-direction, rather than direction from outside activities are performed in interaction, sharing the cognitive load of work, rather than based on reductionist organizing principles ...
 
Matching Work and Skills in a VUCA World
04.06.2018
Most companies face the effects of the VUCA world. They are operating in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions - in this environment speed is decisive. The challenges are obvious: Right application of talent to the right job at the perfect time. In this endeavor, time is often the vital parameter deciding whether a company leaves the market - or stays. What to do, how to react? To showcase the new complexity in the labor market, we identified three main trends: Current skill-supply is not matching current skill demand. For most companies ...
 
Ohne kulturellen Wandel keine digitale Transformation
01.06.2018
Ihre Produkte und Services zu digitalisieren, ist für Unternehmen der zentrale Schlüssel für ihre Zukunftsfähigkeit. Daher rüsten viele Marktteilnehmer ihre technologischen Landschaften digital auf. Doch der Nährboden für Innovationen ist nicht die Technik. Vielmehr bildet Unternehmenskultur die Grundlage für eine gelingende Transformation. Denn bei Umbau ihrer Arbeitsstrukturen und -prozesse in Richtung Digitalisierung benötigen Organisation vor allem kulturelle Ressourcen. Die Crux dabei ist nur, dass die Schere zwischen dem digitalen Tempo und der ...
 
The Art of Adoption: Influence, not Power
01.06.2018
by Simon Terry - Our traditional default in the workplace has been to rely on relationships of power. The future of work and the adoption of new work practices demand a focus on influence and engagement This week I was discussing technology adoption with a potential client and I was struck by a question that I was asked: 'How do I make people share in your model?' My answer disappointed them a little. ' You can't make anyone share. All you can do is influence the way they choose to work.' Default to Power The Art of Influence [...] ...
 
Keeping 'Agile' with Change Management
01.06.2018
'Agile' is now common place now in many organisations. Over the last five years I've also seen a lot of change projects describe themselves as using 'agile' methodology, but I'm not so sure they were...I suspect there is a lot of liberty being taken! It's now meant that many in project management, change management and communication roles risk facing irrelevance if they are not familiar with the what it is about. The Agile Manifesto can be summarised with four principles We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others ...
 
Three Pillars of Sustainable Change: Empathy, Trust and Patience
01.06.2018
by Marcus Raitner - Change and change management was yesterday. Today we are doing transformations. A digital transformation for business models, because data is the new oil. An agile transformation for the organization and its processes, because flexibility and speed are essential in times of great uncertainty. Unfortunately often only the name has changed and where it is labelled with transformation it actually contains very traditional - and very tayloristic - change management. That's why panaceas and blueprints are on the rise: simply introduce ...
 
Upskilling HR in people analytics
01.06.2018
People analytics has rapidly become an essential tool for improving individual performance, enhancing employee experience and achieving business goals. But while many companies now have people analytics teams in place, HR practitioners are not all conversant with data or analytics yet. In fact, in nearly 60% of companies, basic data literacy skills are not yet in place across the HR organization. Basic data literacy of all HR professionals determines an organization's overall people analytics maturity -- and ultimately, the success of the entire business. ...
 
Peter Drucker's Virtuous Firm Vs. 'The World's Dumbest Idea'
01.06.2018
by Steve Denning - For much of human history, the proposition that the purpose of a business is to make money for itself was as self-evident and universally-accepted as the notion that the Sun revolves around the Earth. In 1539, Copernicus shocked the world of astronomy with a startingly counter-intuitive idea. Common sense and the evidence of our senses, Copernicus said, are wrong: the Sun doesn't revolve around the Earth; the Earth revolves around the Sun. Copernicus had no hard evidence to back up his proposal and it had a hard time winning acceptance. ...