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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 52/2018
 

Week 52/2018

 

Von Organigrammen und anderen Arbeitshemmnissen
28.12.2018
Die B. Braun Melsungen AG ist ein klassisches Unternehmensproblem ganz unklassisch angegangen - und hat dem eigenen Organigramm den Kampf angesagt. Das Unternehmensparadoxon Vor jeder Lösung steht ein Problem. Und vor einem Problem stand die B. Braun Melsungen AG: Der Umsatz des Unternehmens für Pharma- und Medizinbedarf mit Sitz in Hessen wuchs stetig, aber proportional dazu auch die Zahl der Mitarbeiter. Kein Problem in guten Zeiten, aber sobald der Umsatz einmal stagnieren sollte eine Kostenfalle. Was tun? Gegensteuern, und zwar radikal. Das meinten ...
 
Da kommt sie, die verkehrte Welt. Warum "Karriere" in Zukunft ganz anders aussehen wird.
28.12.2018
Meine Karriere - damals in der abhängigen Beschäftigung - verlief, wie Millionen anderer Karrierewege auch. Ich stieg tief ein, zeigte, was ich konnte, machte Erfahrungen, arbeitete mich langsam aber stetig hoch, wechselte das Aufgabengebiet, machte neue Erfahrungen usw. Ein Karrieremodell, das tatsächlich millionenfach Erfolge lieferte, das Erfolge brauchte und Erfolge brachte. Ein Modell, das wir alle tief verinnerlicht haben. Und dennoch gleichzeitig ein Modell, dem ich - in den meisten Unternehmen - keine 5 Jahre mehr gebe. Ein fundamentaler Wandel ...
 
Diese 5 Themen werden in 2019 die Unternehmens­kommunikation mitbestimmen
28.12.2018
Eines gleich vorweg: Natürlich besitzen auch wir keine magische Glaskugel und können nicht in die Zukunft blicken. In diesen letzten Tagen des Jahres sparen PR-Experten nicht mit guten Ratschlägen und Zukunftsprognosen. Welches jedoch die tatsächlichen Themen des Jahres 2019 sein werden, wird letztlich erst Ende Dezember 2019 feststehen. Die in weiten Teilen digitale Unternehmenskommunikation ist heute so schnell wie nie zuvor. Mehr denn je gilt heute, dass nichts so alt ist wie die Nachricht von gestern. Zahllose Faktoren haben heute direkten oder indirekten ...
 
Axero's 8 Rules for Working Remotely and Functioning Well as a Team
28.12.2018
What's your biggest challenge at work? Engaging remote employees. -- Practice Leader If engaging remote employees is your biggest challenge at work, welcome! You've come to the right place. I'm a remote employee myself. And everyone who works for me is a remote employee--or has a choice to work remotely. Axero has been a virtual company ever since Vivek Thakur and I started it back in 2008. Vivek lives in New Delhi, India. I live in San Diego, California. And our employees are everywhere in between. So, how do we keep our company together and growing ...
 
How to Help a Colleague Who Seems Off Their Game
28.12.2018
When we think about productivity at work, we often think about how to motivate ourselves -- or the people on our team. But sometimes the people who are struggling to stay focused and engaged are our peers. And while it may not be an official part of your job description, helping a colleague is the kind thing to do and can be beneficial to your own productivity. Here are several things you can do for your colleagues to help them through a rough patch. Acknowledge The first step is to let your colleague know that you've noticed they're off their game. ...
 
Ist Kulturwandel mehr als ein Mythos? Und falls nein, wie wandeln sich Organisationen hin zu neuen Werten?
27.12.2018
Könnte unsere Gesellschaft 2019 eine andere werden als 2018? Was wäre dann passiert? Ich meine: Nichts, das irgendjemand beabsichtigt oder geplant hätte. Manches wird sich voraussagen lassen, einfach weil es die Fortschreibung von Trends ist. Kultur ist nichts Statisches, sie ist im stetigen Wandel. Das gilt auch für Unternehmenskultur. Wandel lässt sich erst im Nachhinein beobachten. Wenn Sie Weihnachten die Sissi-Filme gesehen haben, dann wissen Sie wie sehr sich unsere Kultur seit dem Entstehen dieser Filme in den 1950er Jahren verändert hat. Einerseits. ...
 
Digital transformation reality check: 10 trends
27.12.2018
2019 is the year when CIOs scrutinize investments, work even more closely with the CEO, and look to AI to shape strategy. What other trends will prove key? Looking back at the last decade of digital transformation - the use of technology to radically improve performance or change the enterprise - the one constant has been an ongoing shift in focus and priorities. Looking forward to 2019, a number of trends are emerging that IT leaders will want to consider as they make their plans for the new year. Are you on the same page as your peers? Let's find out: ...
 
The 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018
27.12.2018
Here are the 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018. Classroom training and E-Learning are the least valued ways of learning. This is what it means for L&D 10 Trends for Digital Learning in 2018 Employee Centred Learning & Development: A Model for the Modern Workplace What are the priorities for L&D in the modern workplace? Our survey says ... Next Generation L&D: From 'Learning' To 'Performance' 10 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning 10 reasons to modernize workplace training Modern ...
 
Decoding Global Talent 2018
27.12.2018
Ask leaders at big companies what worries them, and one of the first things they'll mention is the challenge of managing a workforce at a time of rapid change. Jobs being transformed by automation and artificial intelligence is one big concern -- even if the full effects are still a few years off. Even now, with automation just starting, many positions require new digital capabilities or deep technical expertise. They're hard to fill. And then there's the impact of demographics. Older employees are retiring, and younger replacements don't have equivalent ...
 
Seeding Serendipity
27.12.2018
If you know someone who is waiting to be called upon by the universe, please inform this person that the universe is still using an analog dial-up phone and the waiting list is too long. Instead of waiting for the call, advise this person to make the call, because after all, unlike the universe, we have smartphones. Use it smartly. John Hagel believes that "we can significantly alter the probabilities of luck through choices we make on a daily basis" He calls it "shaping serendipity." John focuses on a specific form of luck?--?"the luck of unexpected ...
 
Fünf Gründe für Low Code
26.12.2018
Pegasystems, Anbieter von strategischen Software-Lösungen für Vertrieb, Marketing, Service und Operations, zeigt, welche Vorteile die Anwendungsentwicklung im Low-Code-Konzept für Unternehmen hat. Mit der Digitalisierung explodiert der Bedarf an kurzfristig verfügbarer Software, nicht zuletzt durch die mobilen Apps. Mit den herkömmlichen aufwändigen Verfahren der Programmierung wird dieser Bedarf nicht zu decken sein: Sie sind zu aufwändig und zu wenig flexibel. Das Konzept des Low Code bietet hier Abhilfe. Damit lassen sich auch komplexe Applikationen ...
 
Punctuated Rebellion
26.12.2018
To succeed as a rebel, talent is not enough. "Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." --Napoleon Bonaparte If you want to do well in business and life, Professor Francesca Gino of the Harvard Business School has some advice for you: rebel! To show that she means it, she mirror-images the second E so that it looks like the number 3 without the softening curves. Well, she does so on the dust jacket and on the third page, but not on the second page (see photo below), so there's a message here. The intents and the purposes of this new book seem familiar, ...
 
Why Supervisors Envy Their Employees
26.12.2018
Supervisors enjoy all kinds of advantages that come with their positions: they have control over resources, make important decisions, enjoy higher salaries and other valuable perks, and have opportunities to network with power-brokers both inside and outside their organizations. Despite those distinct advantages, however, supervisors are not immune to feeling downward envy -- that is, envy of the employees they oversee. This is especially true when a subordinate has strong social skills, demonstrates leadership potential, develops close relationships ...
 
Is Digital the new generation following KM?
26.12.2018
Bottom line? No. Digital and KM are rather close disciplines but origin from different places. So let's start... Everyone is discussing how technology is constantly developing leading to the world constantly changing. One of this change's properties is professionalism and new practices to which we have grown accustomed only recently. Knowledge Management as a field is relatively new, less than 25 years-old; however, Digital is much newer. While the term etymologically originates in digits, i.e. data, calculations, computerization and the basic ...
 
Why the 10 Principles of Burning Man will Transform Your Workplace Culture
26.12.2018
When most people think of Burning Man, they think of of jaw-dropping art installations, enormous effigies engulfed in flames or half-naked bodies donned in fur, leather and moon boots. Or maybe you don't get out much, and you've never heard of Burning Man. If you visit the Burning Man web site, it schools newcomers with their "First-Timer's Guide": Burning Man is not a festival. Burning Man is a community. A temporary city. A global cultural movement based on 10 practical principles. We don't book acts or provide entertainment. What happens here is up ...
 
Zu-Mutungen auf Augenhöhe
25.12.2018
"Gemeinschaftsgefühl ist, "mit den Augen eines anderen zu sehen, mit den Ohren eines anderen zu hören, mit dem Herzen eines anderen zu fühlen" (Alfred Adler). Ich bin sehr dankbar für die Erfahrungen dieses Jahres. Gerade diejenigen, die mich über meine Grenzen brachten, sind aus heutiger Sicht die wichtigsten. Wenn ich auf Beck et al. schaue, spüre ich nicht nur eine große Dankbarkeit, sondern auch ein Staunen: die scheinbare Binse, dass wir uns verändern müssen, um zu bleiben, haben wir bei Beck et al. zum USP gemacht. In den vergangenen Jahren gelang ...
 
Digitalisierung: Das Schicksal der Weihnachtsgans sollte uns eine Warnung sein
25.12.2018
Beim Thema technischer Fortschritt verhalten wir Menschen uns wie das Federvieh kurz vor dem Fest: Wir sehen nur das Positive - und können uns ein rasches Ende der eigenen Existenz nicht vorstellen. Das ist fatal. Die Geschichte der Weihnachtsgans ist die Geschichte eines tragischen Fehlschlusses. Sie beginnt damit, dass ein Küken Tag für Tag stets von Neuem von freundlichen Personen rundum versorgt wird. Mit jeder einzelnen Fütterung wächst sein Zutrauen zu den Bauersleuten. Zur immer fetteren Gans geworden, nimmt die Sicherheit zu, dass die lieben ...
 
Work in 2018
25.12.2018
When we look at the future of work, the loss of current jobs, and the effects of automation, we should use a compass to guide us, not a list of what the skills of the future may look like. That compass is self-determination theory which states that there are three universal human drivers -- autonomy, competence, and relatedness. We need some control over our lives, we want to be good at something, and we want to feel that we belong with other people. These three drivers are what make us do what we do. Skills are just one aspect of being engaged at work. ...
 
To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion -- Not Just Diversity
25.12.2018
To retain talent, most organizations offer the typical things: free coffee and tea in the break room, competitive benefits, generous raises and bonuses, and employee recognition programs. But none of that works for an employee who doesn't feel comfortable in his or her work environment. Picture, for example, a Muslim who prays in his car because he doesn't want to advertise his religion, a mother who doesn't put up pictures of her children so that coworkers won't question her commitment to the job, or a gay executive who is unsure whether he can bring ...
 
Why Companies That Wait to Adopt AI May Never Catch Up
25.12.2018
While some companies -- most large banks, Ford and GM, Pfizer, and virtually all tech firms -- are aggressively adopting artificial intelligence, many are not. Instead they are waiting for the technology to mature and for expertise in AI to become more widely available. They are planning to be "fast followers" -- a strategy that has worked with most information technologies. We think this is a bad idea. It's true that some technologies need further development, but some (like traditional machine learning) are quite mature and have been available in some ...
 
Personalfragen
24.12.2018
Welche Leute braucht man im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung? Und warum kommt Personal von persönlich? 1. Methode Zwackelmann Gibt es Probleme mit dem Personal? Ach. Wie kommt das denn? Früher war das doch alles ganz einfach! Es gab einen Chef oder eine Chefin, und die sagten den anderen, wo es langging. Das war eine beschauliche Welt. Die einen, die Chefs, baldowerten aus, was die anderen, die Mitarbeiter, machen sollten. Weil "Machen Sie mal!" aber irgendwie nicht so richtig nett klingt in Zeiten moderner Betriebsführung, heißt das heute anders: Die Mitarbeiter ...
 
Darum scheitert die Einführung des Digital Workplace
24.12.2018
Der sogenannte Digital Workplace ist in aller Munde. Er ist elementarer Bestandteil der (internen) digitalen Transformation von Unternehmen und schafft die Grundlage für vernetztes und anderes Arbeiten. Der Digital Workplace bezeichnet dabei in der Regel eine technologische Plattform oder Arbeitsumgebung. Auf Wikipedia findet sich z.B. die folgende Definition: "Ein Digital Workplace (digitaler Arbeitsplatz) ist eine zentrale digitale Arbeitsplattform, die Informationen, Tools und Services ortsungebunden zur Verfügung stellt. Als organisationsinternes ...
 
Agile leaders are important
24.12.2018
I consult and meet many different organisations and see the good, the bad and the ugly side of agility. I see a large organisation waste hundreds of millions of dollars on digital transformations and fail dismally. But I also see organisation thrive, grow and deliver value. Why are some organisations successful in agile and others fail? It is not about agile methods and practices such as Scrum, Kanban, Nexus, SAFe or the like. These are just mere tools to do the work. Hell, I have seen some awesome waterfall implementations. These businesses are either ...
 
Our echo-chambers can kill us
24.12.2018
Cultural Echo-chambers Innovation is about making connections -- connecting people and connecting ideas. The broader and deeper the connections, the more potential for serendipity. This is why systemic factors like gender or racial bias put organizations and societies at a disadvantage. They lose diversity and they become less innovative. History has shown us this, such as the chase for the atomic bomb during the Second World War. The Germans refused to engage Jewish scientists, some of whom then worked for the eventually successful US Manhattan Project. ...
 
This is the architecture trend that needs to die in 2019
24.12.2018
No. More. Open. Offices. Corporations think that open offices are an architectural gift to their bottom line. In some ways, they're correct: Open-plan offices save the biggest companies in the United States millions of dollars by reducing the square footage each employee requires them to lease, according to one analysis. An open-plan office also has the added benefit of making a company look innovative, even if the organization is anything but. So it's no wonder this paradigm has reigned for decades: These offices don't just save money, they make companies ...