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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: 31.08.2019
Social Business Digest by caro - Archive 08/2019
 

Archive 08/2019

 

Zukünftige Wachstumsmärkte - New Business Models
30.08.2019
4 Wochen Arbeitspause - davon die meiste Zeit in den großen Fjorden von Norwegen verbracht und einige Tage in einem kleinen Ort bei Wien mit der größten europäischen Fotoausstellung genossen. Ich habe viel nachgedacht, viel gelesen, reflektiert, Zeitgeistströmungen intensiv zu erfassen gesucht - mit einer großen, mich doch sehr berührenden Erkenntnis, die nahezu ident in einem Artikel in ZeitOnline vom 31. Juli 2019 zu lesen war. Dieser Artikel, die Apokalypse ist leider auserzählt, ist für mich ein Sprungbrett. Wohin, darauf komme ich später. Zuvor ...
 
How to prepare our generation to triumph in the Digital Age?
30.08.2019
Our education system and our enterprises are facing an outstanding challenge to prepare us for the upcoming jobs where the value will be created. The gap between digital native students and the teachers, product from the old education system, continues to grow. The threat that our current employees become irrelevant with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and improvements in robotisation make our business training models obsolete. How to prepare our children, our teams (and ourselves) for the Digital Age? The futurists of the past profoundly ...
 
4 Easy Steps To Become A More Supportive Leader
30.08.2019
Many of our Bucket List companies have radically changed their directive leadership style to a much more supportive one. Why? Because a big source of employee disengagement is poor leadership. We've written a lot on supportive leadership and how progressive organizations are trying to incorporate it into their day-to-day work life. In this post, we propose a format to help you implement a very powerful practice: letting employees evaluate their managers. From directive to supportive leadership One of the 8 trends of the highly progressive workplaces ...
 
Stop Leading, Start Unlearning And Relearning
30.08.2019
There is a vast disconnect between leaders and the organizations they lead - a disconnect which is only getting wider as the pace of change increases. How can leaders help drive a different route towards disruption and transformation - not through programs and processes, but through discovering their true personal purpose? Sonja Kresojevic shares her own transformation story at innov8rs Paris - a series of lessons she learned the hard way about how we can influence sustainable and meaningful change in and outside of organizations. After 20 years of relentless ...
 
Why Change Management is Make or Break in Digital Transformation Projects
30.08.2019
Higher, faster, further seems to be one of the mantras of the digital age. Today, it is all about progress, and certainly, most organizations are in a constant state of adaption and change as they respond to the volatile market environment and technological advancements. While inevitable, change is among the top life stressors that we can experience as it usually results in some kind of upheaval in our lives. Let's face it: embracing change often is no fun. Most of us are creatures of habit. We crave certainty and its clarity and predictability. We often ...
 
To avoid tech catastrophe, the world will need more -- not less -- engineering
30.08.2019
In July, con-men were discovered using bogus Facebook accounts to impersonate U.S. military personnel to entrap vulnerable women. It cost the victims their life savings and, in some cases, their lives. This tragic example reminds us that useful, popular or essential engineered products can be used in unsafe ways that hurt unwitting users. This recent case involved communications systems, but almost any engineered product, be it an automobile, an airplane or an artificial intelligence algorithm, is vulnerable to abuse. It is tempting to use such tragic ...
 
Gerald Hüther über den fehlenden Innovationsgeist
29.08.2019
Der oft zitierte und vielerorts ersehnte "Innovationsgeist" macht seinem Namen häufig alle Ehre und bleibt unsichtbar. Nur den wenigsten erscheint er! Wo sind sie - die vielen kreativen und innovativen Köpfe, die die Welt in neue Bahnen lenken? Sind sie vom Aussterben bedroht? Und wenn ja, warum? Der Neurobiologe Gerald Hüther hat Antworten auf diese Fragen. Diese mögen vielleicht banal erscheinen, geht es doch seiner Meinung nach "nur" um das richtige "Klima", das ausschlagebend für mehr Innovationskraft sei. Ein Betriebsklima, das die ideale Mischung ...
 
Creating the Modern Digital Workplace and Employee Experience
29.08.2019
How should we design the modern employee experience? Some form of this query is perhaps the leading question I get today from IT and HR teams as they grapple with the sweeping forces of technological and societal change happening all around us. Many questions abound: Why isn't tool adoption happening faster? What can I do to maximize the impact of existing technologies and investments? What is the design focus of the digital workplace today? How can I measure my employee experience? Is the intranet still relevant? What do I do about Shadow IT? What about ...
 
Cultural Analytics, its implications and use cases - Part 1
29.08.2019
Today's world is more interconnected than ever before, across continents, companies, institutions, generations and cultures. But how do we handle the increased speed and pressure that accompanies this interconnectedness? In this article I will review the topic of culture and launch the concept of cultural analytics using multiple examples. When leveraged correctly, cultural analytics can create a competitive advantage for your business. Definition of Culture Cultural traits Cultural intelligence Corporate Cultural-Fit Why we need Cultural Analytics ...
 
Becoming Imaginal Cells: co-creative and collaborative leadership for the future
29.08.2019
4 wise women crafting and shaping qualities and practices for a brighter future. As always when I bring a Connectle webinar together I am both wildly excited by the quality of people who say 'yes' to joining in a conversation and the challenge of the size of the subject we pick. This week's conversation on co-creative and collaborative leadership was no exception. Because what we were really talking about was the quality and characteristics of a fundamental shift in energy across the world modelled in a different kind of leadership to the kind that so ...
 
Is Tribalism a Natural Malfunction?
29.08.2019
What computers teach us about getting along. From an office at Carnegie Mellon, my colleague John Miller and I had evolved a computer program with a taste for genocide. This was certainly not our intent. We were not scholars of race, or war. We were interested in the emergence of primitive cooperation. So we built machines that lived in an imaginary society, and made them play a game with each other--one known to engender complex social behavior just as surely as a mushy banana makes fruit flies. The game is called Prisoner's Dilemma. It takes many guises, ...
 
Survey: What Employees Want Most from Their Workspaces
29.08.2019
In an effort to support a healthier and more productive workforce, employers across the country are expected to spend an average of $3.6 million on wellness programs in 2019. Think onsite gyms. Standing desks. Meditation rooms. Nursing hotlines. These are just some of the benefits companies are investing in. But is any of it paying off? The results of a recent Harvard study suggest that wellness programs, offered by 80% of large U.S. companies, yield unimpressive results -- and our findings mirror this. Future Workplace and View recently surveyed 1,601 ...
 
Was es für eine erfolgreiche digitale Transformation wirklich braucht
28.08.2019
Wie man die eigene digitale Transformation vorantreiben kann. Ein psychologischer Leitsatz postuliert die Wichtigkeit, sich über «the difference, that makes the difference» bewusst zu werden. Die Identifikation des wirklich entscheidenden Unterschiedes bzw. Erfolgsfaktors ist es auch, was Organisationen im Umgang mit der omnipräsenten digitalen Transformation umtreibt. Die Notwendigkeit einer vertieften Auseinandersetzung mit den externen Herausforderungen ist mittlerweile in den Führungsteams angekommen - laut Boston Consulting Group geben über 85% ...
 
Gerald Hüther: Unsere Schulen produzieren leidenschaftslose Pflichterfüller
28.08.2019
Wenn es nach Prof. Gerald Hüther geht, gehört das Schulsystem, wie wir es heute kennen und praktizieren, in den tiefsten Sondermüll - denn es bildet nicht Menschen, sondern Maschinen, die stumpfsinnig Matheformeln auswendig lernen. Pflichterfüller sind out - kreative Querdenker mit Sozialkompetenz sind in Doch brave Pflichterfüller und Auswendiglerner werden in unserer heutigen Zeit nicht mehr gebraucht. Eigensinn, Kreativität, Querdenkertum und soziale Kompetenz sind diejenigen Fähigkeiten, auf die es heute in viel stärkerem Maß als im vorigen Jahrhundert ...
 
The New Way to Work
28.08.2019
There's hardly a hospital that doesn't use medical technology made by B. Braun Melsungen AG. This German company is one of the world's leading equipment providers for intensive care units and operating rooms, and for anesthesiology and cardiology. With annual sales of around $8.2 billion, it is one of the worldwide top ten in its sector. At the same time, its working atmosphere differs markedly from that at many other large corporations. Its medical engineers are also pioneers in the area known as New Work. The road leading to the headquarters of the ...
 
The Crux of Meetings
28.08.2019
Just like T., the protagonist in last week's fragment of my novel "On the Handrail into the Decision-Making Circle", many people are confronted with the same situation several times a day: they spend a significant part of their working day in meetings, the usefulness of which--to put it mildly--is questionable. And although these meetings cause considerable costs, only a few take the trouble to critically question the culture of meetings (and thereby the cult of presence). But there are also some inspiring examples of how these omnipresent meeting orgies ...
 
High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. How to Build It.
28.08.2019
Psychological Safety Made Simple - An Intro Guide "There's no team without trust." - -Paul Santagata Psychological Safety is the foundation of high-performing teams. No matter how talented, smart, or diverse team members are, they won't take risks or experiment if they fear being punished. In previous articles, I've addressed how psychological safety helps create fearless cultures and how to build it. This post is an intro guide to the approach, key concepts, and methods. Psychological Safety Frequently Asked Questions What is Psychological Safety in ...
 
For Active Adults Only
28.08.2019
There's a new development under construction in my neighborhood and a big sign at the construction site advertises the new complex will include an "active adults" community. And every time I walk by I ponder how the phrase "active adults" means almost exactly the opposite of what the individual words signify; I'm anticipating that many not-particularly-active adults are already queuing up to lease or buy. This has led me to reflect on several terms that appear almost every day in the business literature--terms I have grown to dislike and which usually ...
 
Do you have a business lunch date yet? Connected Lunch at Bayer
27.08.2019
I still remember how it was, when I was younger. The whole family met every Sunday at our grandparents place, having lunch together, talking about what`s going on. That have been those times, when over lunch close ties have been build, and we got help whenever we needed it. And in the workplace for sure we also use lunch time calling it "business lunch" to discuss topics with colleagues we know, while eating together. Interestingly enough at the same time the most interesting discussions are often happening when meeting new colleagues and get new and ...
 
Good Enough Is Better than Perfect
27.08.2019
A simple psychological shift to free you from perfectionism. Perfectionism is not striving for excellence but being impaired by it. "My life has been nothing but a failure," perfectionist Claude Monet once said. In 1908, after three years of working on a new series of paintings, Monet felt many weren't up to his standard. It was right before the opening of a new exhibition in Paris. With a knife and a paintbrush, the French artist destroyed 15 of the would-be masterpieces. The exhibition, of course, had to be postponed. "I know well enough in advance ...
 
3 Key Actions For a Successful Relaunch of a Cultural Transformation
27.08.2019
A regional division had failed with its cultural transformation program. Its aim had been to empower its 2,000 employees to make decisions decentrally, rather than by consulting with the formal structures. The program only had minimal impact, mainly due to unclear communication and a turbulent year for that had created resistance among the employees. The regional division decided to relaunch the cultural transformation program. This time they needed to get it right! They needed to know two things: How much resistance could they expect towards the transformation ...
 
Elephant in the room: making a culture transformation stick with symbolic actions
27.08.2019
Leaders are familiar with the challenge of making a cultural transformation. To signal changing expectations, execute carefully considered symbolic actions. Why did a leading global agriculture player order small rubber elephants adorned with the company's logo for its meeting rooms? Far from being mere props, these elephants were symbols to facilitate desired behavior shifts in employees. The organization was undergoing a cultural transformation to become a higher-performing, more innovative company. Leadership realized that to achieve this goal, employees ...
 
Future of work provides real opportunities for CHROs
27.08.2019
HR brings unique set of perspectives to dialogue on changing nature of work. Across the developed world, academics, government leaders, educators, union officials and business leaders are engaged in active dialogue and conversation about the changing nature of work. Reports and prognostications about the future of work are commonplace in both popular media and academic research publications. In Canada, organizations such as the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum (PPF) are playing lead roles in championing research and discussion in this important area. ...
 
4 Tips for Managing Organizational Change
27.08.2019
Launching major transformation efforts is a common way that business leaders try to get a leg up on the competition, or just keep their heads above water. But too many of these efforts fail. Change is difficult, and many people not only resist it but seek to undermine it. Unsurprisingly, then, a McKinsey study found that merely 26% of transformation initiatives succeed. Most successful transformations have one thing in common: Change is driven through empowerment, not mandated from the top. In my research of transformative political revolutions, social ...
 
Und zum Schluss die Gehirne
26.08.2019
Offenbar ist es einem intelligenten Computer gelungen, über die Messung von Hirnaktivitäten gedachte Wörter zu erkennen. Die Forschung wird von Facebook unterstützt. Wenn Maschinen in unser Bewusstsein eindringen, geht es um die Abschaffung der Privatheit. Etwas, das den Menschen ausmacht, ist dann in Gefahr: dass er seine Gedanken auch verbergen kann. In dem Science-Fiction-Roman "Die drei Sonnen" von Cixin Liu bedroht die hoch entwickelte außerirdische Zivilisation der "Trisolarier" die Erde. Sie kennen alle unsere Aufzeichnungen und alle unsere Kommunikationen. ...
 
Die Krux mit den Besprechungen
26.08.2019
So wie T., dem Protagonisten des letzte Woche erschienenen Fragments des Romans "Am Handlauf in den Entscheiderkreis", geht es vielen mehrmals täglich: Sie verbringen einen nicht unwesentlichen Teil ihres Arbeitstages in Besprechungen, deren Nutzen - vorsichtig ausgedrückt - fraglich ist. Und obwohl diese Besprechungen erhebliche Kosten verursachen, die freilich in die Kategorie "eh-da" (vgl. Wikipedia) fallen, machen sich nur wenige die Mühe, die Besprechungskultur (und damit einhergehend den Präsenzkult) kritisch zu hinterfragen. Es gibt aber auch ...
 
(Digitale) Transformationsprozesse - Warum Führungskräfte den Wandel blockieren und was man dagegen tun kann
26.08.2019
Was Führungskräfte dazu bewegt die Digitale Transformation zu blockieren. Change Prozesse sind so eine Sache, ob sie nun digital sind oder nicht. In jedem Unternehmen gibt es mindestens eine Person auf Leitungsebene, die sich querstellt. Als HR-Führungskraft haben Sie sich wahrscheinlich nicht nur einmal einen Zauberstab herbeigewünscht, mit dem sie den Mindset von Managern und Executives einfach und schnell ändern können. Den Zauberstab gibt es leider nicht wirklich, dafür finden Sie in diesem Artikel einen wissenschaftlich fundierten und praktikablen ...
 
Mitarbeiter sind digital nicht fit, sagen Führungskräfte - eine Fehleinschätzung?
26.08.2019
Es ist und bleibt ein Thema, das immer wieder - theoretisch in Studien, praktisch im Unternehmensalltag - auftaucht: Die angeblich nicht vorhandenen digitalen Kompetenzen von Mitarbeitern. Diese These stützt unter anderem auch die aktuelle "Human Capital Trendstudie 2019" von Deloitte. Für die Studie wurden laut des Beratungsunternehmens 10.000 Menschen in 119 Ländern befragt, darunter über 600 Befragte aus Deutschland aus dem HR-Bereich, dem mittleren Management oder der Geschäftsführung. Ein paar der zentralen Befunde: Die deutliche Mehrheit der Teilnehmer ...
 
What Can Business Learn From The World's Best Research Institutes?
26.08.2019
lenty! Doing science and doing business might seem worlds apart. But just as scientists draw inspiration from how the world's best do business, companies can also learn from how the world's best do science. Two inspiring leaders in science make this point. They are Max Perutz, a Nobel Prize winner, and Geoffrey West, a visionary theoretical physicist. Both ran highly successful institutes, and illustrate our point. Connected by ideology West tells how he learned from Perutz in his book 'Scale - the universal laws of life, growth, and death in organisms, ...
 
Without Trust, there is No Team
26.08.2019
How can you be a great leader if your team does not trust you? Do you worry about whether or not your team trusts you? You should. Many leaders feel that simply being a manager of a team means you are trusted but if your team was given the opportunity to speak candidly, you might hear a different story. Trust isn't something that comes with a title or a position. It is something that you earn over time. I suspect we have all, at one time or another, worked for a manager that we didn't trust. In fact, I would guess that most of you reading this ...
 
Vom U-Boot zum offiziellen Enterprise Social Network oder wie geht Change?
23.08.2019
Wir bei der SMA Solar Technology AG haben heute ein vielfältiges und aktives Enterprise Social Network (ESN) - in unserem Fall Yammer. Seit 1,5 Jahren arbeiten wir daran, es für unsere Zusammenarbeit zu nutzen. Nun sind wir nicht das erste Unternehmen, das ein ESN einführt. Warum noch ein Artikel zu diesem Thema? Mir begegnet als Organisationsentwicklerin oft die Aussage, dass wirksame Veränderung nur gelingen kann, wenn der Aufruf und die Ansage "von oben" kommen. Abgesehen davon, dass diese Aussage nur begrenzt verifizierbar ist, fehlt mir oft die ...
 
Agilität der Zaubertrank schlecht hin in der VUCA World
23.08.2019
Zu Risiken und Nebenwirkungen lesen sie die Packungsbeilage und fragen sie Ihren Agile Coach oder Scrum Master Agilität der Zaubertrank schlecht hin in der VUCA World und muss leider für alles herhalten, wir müssen agiler werden heißt das Credo und alle stimmen dem zu. Ja genau das passt perfekt du über nimmst diese Rolle ich mache diese und schon wird umgetopft das es einem Schwindlig wird. Am Ende des Tages sind wir Agile. Witz komm raus du bist umzingelt. Oha da wurde die Packungsbeilage definitiv nicht gelesen und verstanden und dann, wenn wundert ...
 
How Collaboration Technologies Can Help Improve Productivity
23.08.2019
The rise of the global economy and distributed workforce means organizations need to ensure that teams can work together seamlessly from anywhere and at any time. Facilitating collaboration is key to improving employee productivity. The Institute for Corporate Productivity and Professor Rob Cross of Babson College carried out a survey of 1,100 companies and found that collaborative work is five times more likely to result in higher performance. A collaborative environment also helps lower costs, shorten timelines, improve productivity and increase return ...
 
Screw Long Hours And Endless Meetings
23.08.2019
For many people, working long hours is business as usual. Some are even proud of it. They think it shows ambition and dedication. Wrong! In our view, it's the opposite. If you are not in control of your own hours and working pace, it is a weakness. It means you are a slave to other peoples' priorities. Chill the f_ck down To cure these poisonous work cultures, progressive companies are experimenting with other approaches. They deliberately value calmness in their organizations. They free colleagues from unhealthy stress and work-life imbalance. Here's ...
 
The Hard Truth About Creating an Innovative Culture
23.08.2019
Most leaders are mistake intolerant, not risk-takers "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." -- Robert F. Kennedy There are two kinds of innovative company cultures. Those where people make mistakes and those where people lie. Kenneth Lay and Jim Owens shared similar backgrounds. The former chairman of Enron and former CEO of Caterpillar grew up in humble households. Each worked hard, took several jobs, studied at state universities, and earned PhDs in Economics. Both were successful?--?they became CEOs of Fortune 100 companies. ...
 
Put Purpose at the Core of Your Strategy
23.08.2019
Eight years ago we launched a global study of high growth in companies, investigating the importance of three strategies known to drive it: creating new markets, serving broader stakeholder needs, and changing the rules of the game. What we found surprised us. Although each of those approaches did boost growth at the organizations we studied, there was a fourth driver we hadn't considered at all: purpose. Companies have long been encouraged to build purpose into what they do. But usually it's talked about as an add-on--a way to create shared value, improve ...
 
Führungskraft, verzweifelt gesucht ...oder: Transformation braucht Vorbilder
22.08.2019
Es war der Tag vor den großen Abschlussevent, die Generalprobe. Nach 13 Monaten Lernprogramm hatten unsere jungen Potentialträger nun seit mehreren Wochen neben ihren verantwortungsvollen Aufgaben im Unternehmen ihre abschliessende Projektpräsentation entwickelt und vorbereitet: Das von allen heiss ersehnte Grande Finale, ein wirklich großer Augenblick, man könnte sagen, fast wie eine Reifeprüfung und ein Ritterschlag gleichermaßen. Bei der letzten organisatorischen Abstimmung mit der Potentialgruppe kam uns unerwartet die Aufgabe zu, eine äußerst deprimierende ...
 
Verunsichert euch Agilität auch?!
22.08.2019
In der letzten Woche habe ich die, vor allem indirekten Kosten im Kontext Agilität thematisiert. Einen Bereich hatte ich eher unbewusst ausgespart. Einen Bereich, der in den Diskussionen der letzten Tage jedoch (wieder) sehr zu Tage trat und vielleicht wie kein anderer zum Wechselspiel der Gefühle rund um Agilität beiträgt. Es geht um die Kosten, die durch die starke Verunsicherung entstehen, die die Entwicklungen in Richtung agilerer Organisation(seinheit)en oftmals auf allen Ebenen mit sich bringen. Eine Verunsicherung die, mit Ausnahme einer weniger, ...
 
Productivity Potholes: Bad Behavior Is Crushing Collaboration's Potential
22.08.2019
Does your business constantly break up with enterprise collaboration apps? Do you feel like every two to three years, IT or communications gets fed up with the latest and greatest chat tool or internal social network because it's not driving enough productivity, community or other ideal-state value? Is there always something newer, younger and better-looking waiting in the wings? "It's not you, it's me." We've all heard (or joked about) this ever-popular cliché absorbing fault after a breakup. This dynamic rings true for our relationships with collaboration ...
 
How to run a wikithon
22.08.2019
We all know about the traditional lifecycle of Wikis. They start with a blaze of publicity, attract a dozen or so pages, then activity fades inexorably away. It doesn't have to be like this! Try starting with a wikithon. The Wikithon is a piece of process that can be introduced into your Knowledge Management Framework in order to help with creation of a wiki-based knowledge resource. We know that Knowledge Management needs process as well as technology (as well as roles, as well as governance) and many wikis fail through lack of process. Without ...
 
How to Increase Your Mistake Tolerance
22.08.2019
Don't avoid mistakes, acknowledge them "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." ? George Bernard Shaw The worst thing we can do with mistakes is to avoid them. Life is trial and error. We cannot make progress without making mistakes. Archie Cochrane understood this as well as anybody. The Scottish doctor wanted to test out where was the best place for patients to recover from heart attacks. Should they recover in a specialized cardiac unit in the hospital? Or should they recover at home? ...
 
All Management Is Change Management
22.08.2019
Change management is having its moment. There's no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that's distinct from "managing" itself. This is curious given that, when you think about it, all management is the management of change. If sales need to be increased, that's change management. If a merger needs to be implemented, that's change management. If a new personnel policy needs to be carried out, that's change management. If the erosion ...
 
Strukturrahmen für Diskussion zu Veränderungsansätzen auf dem Weg zum #DigitalArbeiten
21.08.2019
In der Vorbereitung zum IOM SUMMIT haben wir in unserem Digital Workplace Blog vor Wochen eine kleine Blog-Parade angestossen, die bereits einige spannende Beiträge angeregt hat und Grundlage für unsere Diskussionen zum IOM SUMMIT ist. Thematisch geht es bei der Blog-Parade um die Fragestellung - wie wir das digitale (Zusammen-)Arbeiten aka #digitalArbeiten in den Organisationen nun endlich voranbringen können? Denn geredet wird ja nun schon seit einiger Zeit darüber, probiert auch und sicherlich gibt es auch verschiedene "Leuchttürme", die herausstechen. ...
 
Warum HR-Manager den Mindshift in den Köpfen ihrer Mitarbeiter anstoßen müssen
21.08.2019
Im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung sind Fähigkeiten wie Kreativität, Empathie und Intuition gefragter denn je. Infwiefern sich diese Entwicklung auf das Talentmanagement und die moderne HR-Organisation im Unternehmen auswirkt, haben wir mit Karriere-Beraterin Svenja Hofert besprochen. In 20 Jahren werden 50 Prozent aller Jobs von Robotern erledigt, warnte bereits 2013 eine Studie der Oxford Universität. Das heißt: Sicher sind nur die Jobs, die komplex sind und ein Höchstmaß an sozialer Intelligenz und Kommunikation verlangen. In Zukunft werden daher genau ...
 
Um 13 Uhr ist normalerweise Feierabend
21.08.2019
Seit 2017 arbeiten Angestellte von Lasse Rheingans fünf Stunden am Tag - bei vollem Gehalt. Er sagt, mehr Chefs sollten seinem Beispiel folgen. Nun erschien sein Buch. Vor zwei Jahren startete Lasse Rheingans ein Experiment: Er zahlte den Angestellten seiner Bielefelder IT-Agentur ein volles Gehalt - auch wenn sie nur 25 statt 40 Stunden pro Woche arbeiteten. Das lief so gut, dass seine 15 Mitarbeitenden den Fünf-Stunden-Tag beibehielten. Aber kann das auch in anderen Unternehmen klappen? Rheingans, 38, ist überzeugt: Es geht. Vergangene Woche erschien ...
 
Funktionale Regelverstöße und brauchbare Illegalität - Weswegen sich Regelabweichungen in Organisationen nicht vermeiden lassen
21.08.2019
Im Allgemeinen werden Regelabweichungen und Gesetzesbrüche in Organisationen als Problem betrachtet. Sie werden als "Verfehlung", "Fehlverhalten" (Wardi und Weitz 2004), "antisoziales Verhalten" (Giacalone und Greenberg 1997), als "Sittenverfall" oder gar als "Verbrechen" bezeichnet (Greve et al. 2010). Gesprochen wird von den "schmutzigen Geschäften" von Unternehmen (Punch 1996), dem "falschen Handeln" in Organisationen (Palmer 2012) oder den "dunklen Seiten" von Organisationen (Vardi und Wiener 1996). Die Organisationen, in denen solche Regelabweichungen ...
 
Re-imagining Organizations as Ecosystems
21.08.2019
Exploring the paradigm shifts necessary to move toward a living systems view of organizations. We are on the cusp of a massive transformation. Humanity is at a fork in the road. And everything depends on the choices we make today. No individual, organization or industry is immune from it. The world, as we knew it, is literally and metaphorically dissolving before our eyes. The old paradigms are disintegrating faster than we can comprehend. We are on the edge of tremendous opportunity as well as heart-shattering loss. In the face of this chaos, I believe ...
 
Communication is the key to bringing about transformation
21.08.2019
Change cannot be 'cascaded' from the top. Most organizational communication flows through informal channels. We all know that a lot of organizational change initiatives fail or do not deliver the desired results. Yet we try the same approach again and again expecting different outcomes - the very definition of madness, according to Albert Einstein. More often than not, failure is the result of bad communication during times of change. So how do you communicate change effectively to achieve acceptance, buy-in and continued performance? Especially, if ...
 
Digitalisierung und der freie Wille
20.08.2019
In den 60er und 70er Jahren, als das Internet noch in den Kinderschuhen steckte, hatten Hippies und Aussteiger in den USA die Vision einer freien, offenen, hierarchiefreien und antiautoritären Gemeinschaft. Verbundenheit und Vernetzung waren die zentralen Werte der amerikanischen Gegenkultur. Im Whole Earth Catalogue wurden alle Informationen gesammelt, die zum Erschaffen dieser neuen Gemeinschaft vonnöten waren. Damit war dieser Katalog ein analoger Vorläufer von Google und anderen Suchmaschinen. Das Bild vom blauen Planten, zu jener Zeit erstmalig ...
 
Organisationen als Welterschließung
20.08.2019
"Dass Organisieren und organisiertes Sprechen und Handeln Welt(en) erschließt, bedarf kaum der Erläuterung [...] Organisiertes Handeln erweitert unsere Möglichkeiten, uns auf diese Organisations- und auf die übrige Welt zu beziehen: unsere Wahrnehmungs- und Handlungsmöglichkeiten, unser Wissen und die Möglichkeiten, Wissen zu erwerben und zu nutzen, unsere Kooperations- und Koordinationsmöglichkeiten" (Günther Ortmann, S. 12f). "Wie lässt sich das digitale (Zusammen-) Arbeiten in Unternehmen nun endlich voranbringen?" -- fragt Björn Negelmann als Fragestellung ...
 
Nicht die Menschen in den Unternehmen sind verkehrt, sondern die organisationalen Strukturen
20.08.2019
Vor 14 Tagen hat Christoph Pause, Chefredakteur bei Haufe New Management, hier auf LinkedIn eine Strichzeichnung aus Henry Mintzbergs Büchlein "Gute-Nacht-Geschichten für Führungskräfte" präsentiert, die ich oben im Querformat wiedergegeben habe. Eine gewaltige Reaktion darauf zeigt, dass hier ein Nerv getroffen wurde. Klassische Organisationen müssen sich ganz neu formieren. Der Haupttenor der Kommentare macht deutlich, dass es da draußen eine riesige Zahl großartiger einzelner Menschen gibt, die längst die Einsicht gewonnen haben, dass man nun wirklich ...
 
Innovation, New Work und Veränderung - es geht auch ohne Revolution
20.08.2019
New Work, Arbeit 4.0, Innovation - Schlagworte, die in der Sozialen Arbeit und Wohlfahrt inzwischen gang und gäbe sind. Sie werden meist mit revolutionären Veränderungen, harten Brüchen und radikalen Umstrukturierungen in Verbindung gebracht. Doch das muss nicht sein. Vorweg sei gesagt: Ich behaupte nicht, dass Veränderung und Innovation ohne Wachstumsschmerzen, Arbeit, Anstrengung oder - teilweise schmerzhafte - neue Wege möglich sind. Das klingt möglicherweise negativer als ich es meine. Persönlich bin ich sicher - und sehe das täglich in meiner Arbeit ...
 
3 Methods to Identify Change Ambassadors. If You Want Success, Only One Works
20.08.2019
In the about twenty years, I have been involved in Change Management I have seen 3 methods being used to identify change ambassadors. Only 1 of the methods work, if you want success! My hope is that you challenge the method for change ambassador identification this next time you are part of a change program. So, what are the three methods? Top-down identification Self-identification Peer identification [...] ...
 
How Humble Leadership Really Works
20.08.2019
When you're a leader -- no matter how long you've been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there -- you are merely overhead unless you're bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this. Power, as my colleague Ena Inesi has studied, can cause leaders to become overly obsessed with outcomes and control, and, therefore, treat their employees as means to an end. As I've discovered in my own research, this ramps up people's fear -- fear of not hitting targets, fear of losing bonuses, fear of failing -- ...
 
Warum New Work in deutschen Unternehmen nicht richtig umgesetzt wird
19.08.2019
Der Begründer von New Work über die Aktualität seiner Thesen - und warum Firmen hierzulande die neue Arbeitswelt oftmals nicht zu Ende denken. Frithjof Bergmann ist der Urvater von New Work. Schon 1984 brachte er sein Buch "Neue Arbeit, neue Kultur" heraus und forderte darin einen radikalen Wandel der Arbeitswelt. Der Philosoph ist selbst überrascht, wie aktuell seine Thesen noch sind. Doch der Arbeitsrealität von heute entsprächen sie nicht unbedingt: "Heute macht man vielerorts nur die Lohnarbeit attraktiver, sympathischer und netter", findet der 88-Jährige. ...
 
Wer erst einen Benchmark zur Risikominimierung braucht, hat das Rennen schon verloren
19.08.2019
Was muss sich in der Zusammenarbeit von IT-Dienstleister und Kunde ändern? Harald Schirmer, Manager Digital Transformation & Change bei der Continental AG, beleuchtet auf dem Systemhauskongress CHANCEN diese Frage aus der Kunden-Perspektive. Sie sind bei der Continental AG eine der treibenden Kräfte bei der Transformation des Unternehmens. Was waren oder sind für Sie die größten Herausforderungen auf diesem Weg? Die Transformation ins Digitalzeitalter hat sehr viele Facetten. Mein Fokus liegt darauf, unsere Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit fit für ...
 
Leading in Uncertain Times: The Journey Within
19.08.2019
Exploring the inner alignment and wholeness so necessary to lead with courage and compassion. omas Bjorkman at Sime Consciousness 2017 makes a crucial point in this video: "...if the Industrial Revolution was based on an acceptance of our limited knowledge of our outer world, and it was through that acceptance and our curiosity about the outer world that we discovered new continents and were able to put a man on the moon. Now I think that the revolution of our time is also about acceptance -- this time about accepting the fact that we have very limited ...
 
How to Harness The Power of Story for Systemic Change
19.08.2019
Stories are powerful. They move us with emotion at the theater, they draw us into a good book, and, even more importantly, the form the foundation for much of our lives. We tell stories to each other all the time, and we also constantly tell stories to ourselves. Our societies unify under shared sets of stories, and the story that we tell about ourselves is the cornerstone of our identity. Religion is built on stories and political movements spawn out of stories. Of course, our organizations also rely on stories. We can harness this narrative power to ...
 
Leadership beyond capitalism
19.08.2019
"We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words." --Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) Our families and local communities keep us connected, but they can make us myopic. Our outward view from here can be as binary as 'Us and Them'. Millennia ago, with the new technology of the written word, we were able to form ways of organizing society on a larger scale with institutions ...
 
The Key to Happy Customers? Happy Employees
19.08.2019
We all know that customers are central to the fate of businesses. It's captured in the maxim, coined by department store tycoons of the early 20th century, "The customer is always right." Jeff Bezos, one of today's most iconic businessmen, has laid Amazon's incredible success at the feet of its obsession with customers, saying "You can be competitor-focused, you can be product-focused, you can be technology-focused, you can be business-model-focused... But in my view, obsessive customer-focus is by far the most protective of Day 1 vitality." As company ...
 
Arbeit 4.0: Innovative Wege der Weiterbildung
16.08.2019
Intelligente Maschinen, digitale Geschäftsmodelle und eine global vernetzte Wirtschaft - die in der digitalen Arbeitswelt benötigten Kompetenzprofile wandeln sich drastisch. Die Weiterbildung von Mitarbeitern ist für Unternehmen heute eine entscheidende Investition, um im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0 nicht den Anschluss zu verlieren. In diesem Artikel möchte ich eine unserer innovativen Weiterbildungsinitiativen bei Merck vorstellen. Neue Technik, neue Anforderungen Der digitale Wandel schafft Fakten und legt dabei ein ziemliches Tempo vor. Gefühlt im ...
 
"Lebenslanges Lernen" klingt wie lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe - Warum wir ein neues Narrativ für Neugierde brauchen
16.08.2019
Strenge Lehrer, Prüfungsangst und schlechte Noten: Lernen ist in den Köpfen vieler Menschen mit negativen Emotionen verknüpft. Gleichzeitig wird Neugierde und Lernfähigkeit in Zeiten rapide sinkender Halbwertzeit von Wissen zur erfolgskritischen Größe für jedes Unternehmen. Wie also weckt man die Lust auf das Neue? Die Fünf in Mathe, quälender Nachhilfeunterricht, vergeigte Klausuren, Angst - der Begriff des Lernens ist in den Köpfen vieler Menschen mit allerhand negativen Emotionen von Versagensängsten bis Unwillen belegt. Lernen, das verbinden viele ...
 
Neues Verständnis von wirksamem Wandel aka #New Change nötig
16.08.2019
Egal, was man heute anpackt, es wird morgen vielleicht schon wieder geändert werden. So ist die Arbeitswelt. Dem fortlaufenden Change entsprechend müssen sich Organisationsformen, Arbeitsmethoden und Haltungen ebenso entwickeln. Doch wie? In einer neuen Serie widmen wir uns alten und neuen Ansätzen für Veränderungsprozesse. Teil I: Was ist das Problem von bisherigen Change-Prozessen? Was sind Eckpunkte von #New Change? Immer mehr Menschen in immer mehr Organisationen sind in immer kürzeren Abständen von immer gravierenderen Veränderungen betroffen, daran ...
 
The Reason People Work Is Not What You Think
16.08.2019
Jobs are not functional-they have meaning. "Ninety percent of adults spend half of their waking lives doing things they would rather not be doing at places they would rather not be." -- Barry Schwartz Jobs are not functional That's one of the biggest mistakes most people make. They confuse a job description with the essence of a role. A list of tasks and activities just captures the functional aspect of work?--?job descriptions fail to address what drives people. You wouldn't post yours and brag about it on social media. When discussing the future of ...
 
The Small Miracle of Gratitude
16.08.2019
There's practically nothing it can't do. Gratitude is such a light-sounding word for an emotion that's so powerful. But there's a reason why it shares the same Latin root -- gratus -- as the word grace. Living in a state of gratitude is our gateway to grace -- and a vital part of our well-being. We live in a stressful world, feeling perpetually behind, so connected to the entire world through our technology that we're disconnected from each other and from ourselves. Rates of anxiety and depression are skyrocketing. But there is an antidote to all of ...
 
Collaboration Without Burnout
16.08.2019
"So many different people can get to you through different channels, and the pressure is enormous." "Constant e-mail, international travel, calls at all hours--I was exhausted. The collaborative demands eventually wore me down." "I always felt I had to do more, go further, save the day. I would become people's life raft and then almost drown." These are the voices of collaborative overload. As organizations become more global, adopt matrixed structures, offer increasingly complex products and services, and enable 24/7 communication, they are requiring ...
 
Agilität und Selbstorganisation: Sharing is caring
15.08.2019
Teilen - die wichtigste und schmerzvollste Kompetenz im digitalen Zeitalter. Wir teilen gerne in schweren und auch in Glücksmomenten. Wir zehren voneinander, geben uns Halt und Energie. Was aber, wenn aus "teilen können" plötzlich "teilen müssen" wird und das auch noch im Job? Besitzstandswahrung gibt es nicht Eine immer digitaler werdende Arbeitswelt fordert von uns, dass wir auch im Berufsleben teilen, um schneller zu werden. Unternehmen müssen beweglich und flexibel sein, um auf Veränderungen am Markt schnell reagieren oder besser noch, schon vorher ...
 
OKR statt Mitarbeitergespräch: Wir müssen reden
15.08.2019
Das jährliche Mitarbeitergespräch ist eines der wichtigsten Instrumente für Führungskräfte, doch es ist gerade in der IT-Branche nicht mehr unbedingt zeitgemäß. Aus dem Silicon Valley kommt eine andere Methode: OKR. Sie erfüllt die veränderten Anforderungen an Agilität und Veränderungsbereitschaft. Das Jahresmitarbeitergespräch galt in der Mitarbeiterführung lange als das Instrument der Wahl. Besprochen wird dabei unter anderem, welche Ziele sich Mitarbeiter gesetzt und welche davon sie erreicht haben - und was sie sich für das kommende Jahr vornehmen. ...
 
Internal Communicators, Please Don't Abandon the Intranet
15.08.2019
Internal communicators have played a key role in intranets for a long time now, and in many cases they're expected to be the business owner for the site as a whole. Despite this, many teams are increasingly frustrated with the very limited and technologically primitive tools they're provided for meeting their core business goal: delivering internal communications. This frustration is leading a growing number of teams to abandon the intranet as the primary channel for internal communications. Instead, they're using one of the communications-specific tools ...
 
Finding the Quiet Employees Holding Your Company Together
15.08.2019
Employers are using new methods to map their workers' informal networks. Their goal: locating the hidden stars in their ranks. Companies have traditionally identified the stars in their ranks based primarily on evaluations from managers, an approach that can be narrow, subjective or open to bias. Now, some employers are turning to new tools to help find and promote hidden talents. They're crunching the results of companywide surveys and mapping their workers' informal networks in hopes of finding and nurturing the employees who are quietly helping to ...
 
How to Liberate Innovation across Your Organization
15.08.2019
The power of liberating structures explained Change is exciting; lack of participation is not. Yesterday, I had a sense of déjà vu. I was kicking off a cultural transformation project with a client. The CEO was overly optimistic sharing the most recent employee survey results?--?a vast majority of employees seemed happy about being part of the organization. However, when I started reviewing the results, I observed that 48% of people expressed they weren't included in the decision-making process?--?they saw a clear division between 'deciders' and 'doers.' ...
 
Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds
15.08.2019
Not long ago, I asked 100 CEOs attending a conference how many of them were currently involved in a significant business transformation. Nearly all of them raised their hands, which was no surprise. According to a study by BCG, 85% of companies have undertaken a transformation during the past decade. The same research found that nearly 75% of those transformations fail to improve business performance, either short-term or long-term. So why is transformation so difficult to achieve? Among many potential explanations, one that gets very little attention ...
 
Was kostet Agilität?
14.08.2019
Gestern, am Ende des monatlichen AGILITYINSIGHT Webinars zum Thema "Der agile Paradigmenwechsel", stellte eine Teilnehmerin uns teilnehmenden diagnostischen Mentoren, Lukas Michel, Günther Kopperger und mir, eine Frage auf, der ich noch ein bisschen rumkauen musste. Sie fragte ganz am Ende der Runde: "Was kostet Agilität?". Da wir drei immer wieder so tief in die Vorteilsargumentation einsteigen (müssen), brauchten wir einen kurzen Moment, um Antworten zu können. Natürlich ging es nicht um die Projektkosten für den Wandel oder die Zeit, sondern um die ...
 
Müssen die Welt von den Schäden durch alte Organisationen heilen
14.08.2019
Ab in den Orbit! Anne M. Schüller hat mit Alex T. Steffen das Orbit-Modell für Unternehmen entwickelt. Im Interview erzählt sie, warum im "Orbit" für rücksichtslose Gewinnmaximierung kein Platz ist und warum wir Brückenbauer in die neue Arbeitswelt brauchen. Zwei Jahrzehnte lang hat Anne M. Schüller Abteilungen in hierarchischen Unternehmen geleitet - bis sie genug davon hatte. Heute ist die Querdenkerin erfolgreiche Keynote-Speakerin, Management-Expertin und Bestsellerautorin (u.a. "Kundennähe in der Chefetage, "Touchpoints"). In ihrem neuen Sachbuch ...
 
Why You Need to Axe All Mandatory Meetings
14.08.2019
The Law of Two Feet: Make participation optional Bad meetings make bad companies. Especially mandatory ones. Instead of participating, people can't wait for that painful moment to end. What if we make it okay for people to opt-out? Meetings drive affiliation and shape the organizational culture. It's how effective teams get things done. "Meeting's over, let's get back to work" Boring and unproductive meetings frustrate everyone. It makes managers force their people to participate. But coercion creates the opposite effect. It encourages withdrawal rather ...
 
Finland is taking a radical new approach to flexible working
14.08.2019
Every morning, waves of people commute into the world's cities and return home at the end of the day. The chance to do things differently is an elusive dream for many. But in Finland, it's reality. The country has been at the forefront of flexible working for years. Since the mid-90s, the Working Hours Act has empowered Finns to adjust their working day by starting or finishing up to three hours earlier or later. Versatility has since become part of the culture. According to a 2011 global survey, 9 out of 10 Finnish companies offered their workforce ...
 
OKR vs KPIs, What is the Difference?
14.08.2019
KPI, or Key Performance Indicator, is one those three-letter acronyms that seem to be used by every organization on the planet. It is only natural that people question the difference between OKR vs. KPIs. The challenge is that "KPI" can mean different things for different people, which is confusing. Over the years, I have experimented with different ways to answer this question, and I have finally found one that seems to resonate with people, so I decided to write about it. Don't Forget the K The first thing you have to understand is that OKR is a system ...
 
Is It Time to Let Employees Work from Anywhere?
14.08.2019
Despite a few high-profile retreats from remote work policies in recent years, data on the U.S. workforce suggests that remote work is increasing. A 2017 Gallup poll reported that 43% of employed Americans had spent at least some time working remotely, and US Census data released in 2018 reported 5.2% of U.S. workers being based entirely at home. Even as working from home (WFH) becomes relatively commonplace, a new form of remote work is emerging: working from anywhere (WFA), in which employees can live and work where they choose, typically within a ...
 
Selbstorganisation - warum Manager mehr darüber wissen sollten - eine kurze Einführung
13.08.2019
Ich möchte gar nicht lange drum herumreden - viele Manager wundern sich warum Ihr Team, Ihre Abteilung oder Ihr Bereich sich immer so "komisch" verhalten - ganz anders als erwartet. Das Problem ist, auch wenn wir denken, dass wir als Manager (und vor allem als Berater) was zu sagen hätten, es sind am Schluss doch selbstorganisierende Systeme. Und wenn man nicht weiß wie diese selbstorganisierenden Systeme "ticken" ja dann kommt was anderes dabei raus als man denkt. Achtung die meisten Systeme mit den wir es zu tun haben sind auch noch komplex - sprich ...
 
Nachhaltige Weiterbildung braucht Emotionalisierung
13.08.2019
Wundern Sie sich, dass Ihre Mitarbeiter Schulungen und Weiterbildungsveranstaltungen besuchen - und sich dann an ihrem Verhalten kaum etwas ändert? Das kann daran liegen, dass sich die Weiterbildungen nicht oder zu wenig an den Erkenntnissen der Hirnforschung und den Prinzipien der Neurodidaktik orientieren. Demnach lässt sich die Behaltenswahrscheinlichkeit und die gelungene Umsetzung von Lerninhalten in der Praxis vor allem dann erreichen, wenn alle oder möglichst viele Sinneskanäle der Teilnehmer aktiviert werden. Doch allzu oft versinken die Weiterbildungen ...
 
Weshalb die Customer Journey wichtiger ist als jedes Strategiepapier
13.08.2019
Als ich im August 2015 meine Bachelor-Arbeit zur Nutzung von Konsumentendaten entlang der Customer Journey schrieb, war mir nicht vollends bewusst, welche Relevanz dieser Ansatz für Unternehmen und somit auch für meine heutige Arbeit als Consultant hat. In meiner Bachelor-Arbeit findet man folgenden Satz: "Unternehmen, welche heute konkurrenzfähig sein möchten, müssen die Kundenorientierung und die Gestaltung der Touchpoints priorisieren". Wer also langfristig erfolgreich sein will, muss sein Geschäftsmodell kundenzentriert ausgestalten und leben. Reine ...
 
It's not what you know, or who you know, but a 3rd Skill
13.08.2019
T-Shaped People Skills I grew up in the years where knowledge was still scarce. It was the pre-Internet years and if you wanted to learn something, about something you didn't know, you had to go to the school library, or check the Encyclopedia Britannica which stood a special place of pride in the house after your parents saved a stack of money to afford it; it wasn't cheap. Then came the Internet and suddenly I could access Wikipedia, not only was free, it was more accurate than the Encyclopedia Britannica. In the short years between my high school ...
 
Ensure KM Adoption by Offering a Great User Experience
13.08.2019
In order for users to adopt and continually leverage your KM program, you must make it easy for them to access people, process, and technology components. This includes providing a great KM user experience via an intranet, portal site, or mobile app with obvious links to the available resources. Allow users to quickly navigate to the appropriate sites or apps based on their role, business process stage, and current requirements. The principles of good usability should be incorporated into the user interface. Below are some specific suggestions for doing ...
 
How to Move Your Organization from Fear to Fearlessness
13.08.2019
Psychological Safety is the answer. Here's how to get started. The fear of speaking up is pervasive?--?unfortunately, most people don't realize it. Silence is unnoticed, but the costs of fear shouldn't?--?they are massive. According to Harvard professor Amy Edmondson, companies waste millions of dollars because most employees stay silent. Speaking up is vital to drive progress and innovation. If you or your team stay silent, your organization loses invaluable input. People don't just hold back bad news or dissent, but ideas for improvement and growth. ...
 
Sicherheit in stetiger Veränderung
12.08.2019
In der heutigen Geschäftswelt ist nichts mehr sicher. Ehemalige Weltmarktführer und große Konzerne werden durch internationale Konkurrenz und plötzlich entstehende neue Geschäftsmodelle in Bedrängnis gebracht. Eins der prominentesten Beispiele ist sicher Nokia, die 1998-2011 Weltmarktführer für Mobiltelefone waren. Den Wechsel auf Smartphones hat das Unternehmen verpasst, dann bereits 2013 die Mobilfunksparte selbst aufgegeben und komplett an Microsoft verkauft. Neue Produkte und (teilweise gänzlich neue digitale) Geschäftsmodelle aus der ganzen Welt ...
 
Hirnforscher Gerald Hüther: Mitarbeiter brauchen einen tieferen Sinn, keinen Kickertisch
12.08.2019
Nach drei Tagen im Home Office kommt ihr mal wieder ins Büro. Nach einem Kopfsprung ins Bällebad besprecht ihr Geschäftliches mit Kollegen beim Kickern. Die Ergebnisse fasst ihr kurz auf dem Laptop zusammen, während ihr in der Chillout Lounge abhängt. Und morgen habt ihr schon wieder frei, denn eure Firma hat die 4-Tage-Woche eingeführt. So stellen sich manche Leute "New Work" vor. Doch dieses Bild erfasst nicht die Essenz von New Work. Gerald Hüther, ehemaliger Professor für Neurobiologie an der Uni Göttingen, heute Vorstand der Akademie für Potentialentfaltung ...
 
Internal Communication: Are leaders ready for what it really can do?
12.08.2019
Internal communication (IC) is moving up the leadership agenda in many organizations around the world. But while this is part of the good news coming out of my research for Happeo on "The Present and Future of Internal Communication", it comes with a rather large caveat - that many leaders and communicators don't see IC's decisive potential and aim too low. Sure, part of this is the historical nature of IC - which has been seen as a vehicle for increasing awareness of business initiatives, and as a driver of the positive feelings long measured in the ...
 
The problem with Agile Transformation Programs
12.08.2019
Many organizations want to "become Agile", then browse through the catalog of common frameworks, pick their favorite - and run a Transformation Program. While all of these are officially communicated as a massive success, I'd like to cast a bit of light on what is actually going on. Transformation Input There are some "givens" that affect a framework-based Agile Transformation program before it has even been conceptualized: expectations, reality and the determined future state as described by the framework. These are the constraints to the success ...
 
The Challenges of Algorithm-Based HR Decision-Making for Personal Integrity
12.08.2019
Abstract Organizations increasingly rely on algorithm-based HR decision-making to monitor their employees. This trend is reinforced by the technology industry claiming that its decision-making tools are efficient and objective, downplaying their potential biases. In our manuscript, we identify an important challenge arising from the efficiency-driven logic of algorithm-based HR decision-making, namely that it may shift the delicate balance between employees' personal integrity and compliance more in the direction of compliance. We suggest that critical ...
 
Transformation of consciousness
12.08.2019
"The materialistic consciousness of our culture ... is the root cause of the global crisis; it is not our business ethics, our politics or even our personal lifestyles. These are symptoms of a deeper underlying problem. Our whole civilization is unsustainable. And the reason that it is unsustainable is that our value system, the consciousness with which we approach the world, is an unsustainable mode of consciousness." -- Peter Russell (Lazlo, Grof, & Russell, 1999, p.5) Many people who have lived relatively conventional and successful lives within ...
 
Rollentausch beim Digital Workplace: Personaler als Regisseur?!
09.08.2019
Der Digital Workplace ist kein IT-Projekt, sondern Teil eines umfassenden Transformationsvorhabens zur Verbesserung der Employee Experience. HR scheint prädestiniert und hätte allen Grund dazu, hierbei die Regie zu übernehmen - müsste sich hierzu aber zunächst selbst transformieren und aus der angestammten Verwalterrolle lösen. Ein Appell an den Gestaltungswillen der Personalmanager. Beim Digital Workplace rückt die Optimierung der Employee Experience in den Fokus Der Digital Workplace gilt bis heute in vielen Unternehmen als Domäne der IT. Dies ist ...
 
What Happens When People Are Not Ready for Change?
09.08.2019
One of the participants in my Fundamentals of Influencing Change at Work course said there was a leader in her organization whose approach to implementing change was: "Just change it and people will figure it out." The tech industry does this to people all the time. You log into an app or social media platform and things are different without warning, and you're left trying to muddle through figuring it out. Some leaders think we can just change things for people at work, and they'll just get over it. But here's what happens when we implement a change ...
 
How collaboration can simplify
09.08.2019
Collaboration adds simplicity in a complicated world. Simplifying through collaboration is the topic of a Ted talk by Yves Morieux, embedded below, in which he gives us 6 rules to simplify work. Watch the talk to get the context, but here are his 6 rules (with more explanation here) Ensure people in the organisation full understand what others really do. Look for cooperation - reinforce managers as integrators, by removing layers so that managers are closer to the real work. Empower everybody to use their judgement and intelligence. Create tight feedback ...
 
Companies that focus on human experience receive performance boost
09.08.2019
Dive Brief: Deloitte Digital examined how the focus of human experience across a variety of cohorts corresponds to business growth in its newest white paper, The Human Experience: Quantifying the Value of Human Values, emailed to HR Dive. To do so, it "created a new algorithm," which combines customer experience (CX), partner experience (PX) and workforce experience (WX), and "raises them all to the power (H), which is the alignment to human values." Based on their data, Deloitte Digital found companies that focus on the human experience benefit substantially. ...
 
How shorter workweeks could save Earth
09.08.2019
Right now, the human race faces two major challenges: overwork and climate change. Is the solution to 'degrow' the economy? If everyone in the world consumed the same levels of fuel, food, clothes and building materials as Europeans, we would require 2.8 planet Earths. If everyone led a US lifestyle, it would require five planet Earths. Somewhere in between commuting, making money and spending money, we are undeniably living unsustainably. And just last month, 29 July became the earliest 'Earth Overshoot Day' on record: the day on which humanity's demand ...
 
Will the 4-Day Workweek Take Hold in Europe?
09.08.2019
Work four days a week, but get paid for five? It sounds too good to be true, but this debate is front and center within numerous European economies, not only because of a culture shift toward accommodating flexible working but also because some evidence suggests it's good for business. Many organizations in Europe are cutting workweeks, though not wages, from 36 hours (five days) to 28 hours (four days) to reduce burnout and make workers happier, more productive, and more committed to their employers. The four-day workweek is not a new idea: France implemented ...
 
Netzwerkeinladung statt Visitenkarten
08.08.2019
Rainer Gimbel setzt bei Evonik auf Zusammenarbeit in sozialen Netzwerken. Im Gespräch erklärt er, wie das mithilfe von "Working Out Loud" funktioniert und warum das nicht nur für die Arbeit wichtig ist, sondern auch noch Spaß macht. Rainer, du treibst bei Evonik seit vielen Jahren das konzerninterne soziale Netzwerk voran. Dabei nutzt du vor allem auch die Methode "Working Out Loud" - was ist das? Im Grunde geht es darum, wie ich mich vernetze, um mein Wissen zu teilen und von geteiltem Wissen selbst zu profitieren. Das heißt, ich mache meine Arbeit ...
 
Christiane Brandes-Visbeck im Interview mit herCAREER: "New Work ist kein Allheilmittel"
08.08.2019
Die Kommunikations- und Unternehmensberaterin, Autorin und ehemalige Journalistin und Entwicklerin der "Digital Leadership Canvas" Christiane Brandes-Visbeck stellt auf der herCAREER, der Karrieremesse für Frauen, am 10. und 11. Oktober 2019 in München beim Authors-Meetup ihr Buch "Fit für New Work" vor und gibt ihre Einblicke in die neue Arbeitswelt. Wir haben sie vorab zum Interview gebeten. "Wenn man New Work als Methode in die alte Arbeitswelt integriert, ist es ein Fake." Frau Brandes-Visbeck, im Vorjahr ist Ihr Buch "Fit für New Work" erschienen, ...
 
The Court Jester at the Touchline
08.08.2019
Servant leadership in general and the misunderstood role of the Scrum Master in particular is mostly underestimated. The effect of this kind of leadership is rather indirect; like a gardener it creates good conditions for successful cooperation. If a Scrum Master, like a football coach, stands only at the touchline during a match, his contribution is easily overlooked. So sooner or later Scrum Masters will be offered "real" work, i.e. the coach will simply be brought in. And those who are not well aware of their actual task and who are trying to avoid ...
 
Amazing New Tools To Help With Workplace Harassment, Diversity, and Inclusion
08.08.2019
I don't need to mention the enormous priority of diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment at work. Not only has the #metoo movement made HR organizations and business leaders take notice, the problem seems to be increasing. The EEOC saw a 50% increase in workplace harrassment suits last year and 2019 is looking like a record. In my 40+ year experience at work, I've seen plenty of bad behavior. Micro-aggression, passive-aggressive behavior, and implicit bias seem to be a built-in part of life in the business world. None of us intend to behave ...
 
The Future Of Work: 5 Important Ways Jobs Will Change In The 4th Industrial Revolution
08.08.2019
In many respects, the future of work is already here. Amid the headlines exclaiming the predicted loss of jobs due to automation and other changes brought by artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and autonomous systems, it's clear that the way we work and live is transforming. This evolution can be unnerving. Since we know change is inevitable, let's look at how work will likely change and some ideas for how to prepare for it. 5 Ways Work Will Change in the Future At least 30% of the activities associated with the majority of occupations in ...
 
Why The 21st Century Needs (an Existential) Revolution
08.08.2019
We Need to Build Systems, Organizations, and Institutions That Exist for a Reason That Matters Again. Here's How. Watching the catastrophic, historic meltdown the world is currently in -- extremism sweeping the globe, America and Britain turning into laughingstocks, fanaticism rising, economies stagnating, societies fracturing, planet melting...and you and I traumatized by it all, perhaps not quite knowing it yet...I've been reflecting. On what the bases for the next set of institutions -- countries, companies, social contracts, towns, cities -- are. ...
 
Organisation im Umbruch - nur, wohin?
07.08.2019
Wenn einer eine Reise tut.... Dann schnappt er schonmal viele neue Eindrücke auf. Wir waren die letzten Wochen in Südengland auf Tour. Zwischen Brexit, Stonehenge und dem Fastnet Race (einem der berühmtesten Segelregatten der Welt) gingen mir, wieder mal, ein paar Gedanken zur Zukunftsfähigkeit von Organisationen durch den Kopf. In einem Land, in dem vor 4.500 Jahren Menschen zugleich kulturelle, wie auch technologische Höchstleitungen vollbracht haben, in dem vor über 800 Jahren mit der Magna Carta die Grundlage für noch heute als fortschrittlich wahrgenommene ...
 
Wie Du Deine Organisation vor Verschlimmbesserung schützt
07.08.2019
5 Strategien um Leistung und Mitarbeiterzufriedenheit zu bewahren. Nahezu jedes Unternehmen startet als happy working place. Das Gründerteam bzw. die Mitarbeiter der ersten Stunde haben eine gemeinsame Vision oder zumindest eine Vorstellung davon, wie sie die Bedürfnisse ihrer Kunden auf direkte Weise befriedigen können. Frei von hausgemachter Bürokratie und lästiger Selbstbeschäftigung machen sie sich gemeinsam ans Werk. Der Programmierexperte nimmt auch dann den Hörer ab, wenn eigentlich ein Anruf für das Verkaufstalent erwartet wird. Man hilft sich ...
 
Culture as a Competitive Advantage
07.08.2019
What is your dream job? In the past, the answer to that question may have revolved around the role itself, salary, and job stability. While these factors are still important, corporate culture has emerged as a key driver of this choice. Simply put, we all thrive in a culture that is mission-based, supportive, and collaborative. In fact, reports indicate that one third of us would walk away from the perfect job if we felt like the culture didn't fit. With unemployment rates nearing historically low levels in several developed countries, companies that ...
 
Leading in Uncertain Times
07.08.2019
Uncertainty is not a Threat: It is Creative and Powerful. My question is how organizations can lead us not toward some predictable goal, but toward a greater and greater capacity to handle unpredictability, and with it, a greater capacity to love and care about other people. ~ Margaret Wheatley Margaret Wheatley, one of the most prescient of systems thinkers and organization development writers, wrote this twenty years ago in her article, It Starts with Uncertainty. It is even more relevant and true today as uncertainty and unpredictability become a ...
 
How to Spend Way Less Time on Email Every Day
07.08.2019
The average professional spends 28% of the work day reading and answering email, according to a McKinsey analysis. For the average full-time worker in America, that amounts to a staggering 2.6 hours spent and 120 messages received per day. Most professionals have resorted to one of two extreme coping mechanisms as a last-ditch attempt to survive the unending onslaught: at one end, there are the inbox-zero devotees who compulsively keep their inboxes clear, and, at the other, there are those who have essentially given up. Emails enter their inbox and ...
 
Confronting the post-truth machine
07.08.2019
post-truth (adjective) Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. --Oxford Dictionaries On Twitter, Tim Dickinson described four different types of distributed 'fake news'. Propaganda Disinformation Conspiracy theory Clickbait [...] What can we do? All we have is our collective humanity to make sense of the post-truth media surround. The industrial-market era allowed many of us to focus on our individuality. Now we have to build our collective ...
 
New Collar ist nicht einfach nur Blue Collar mit Internetzugang!
06.08.2019
In keinem anderen Bereich treffen Mensch und Maschine so offensichtlich aufeinander wie in der Produktion. In keinem anderen Bereich wird aber auch deutlich, wie sehr Digitalisierung immer noch als rein technologischer Prozess gedacht wird. Alle reden darüber, was die Menschen mit den Maschinen machen und die Maschinen mit den Menschen. Das Entscheidende ist aber: Wie wirkt sich die Automatisierung auf das Zusammenspiel der Menschen im Unternehmen aus? Fünf Hypothesen dazu: In Zukunft werden nicht (nur) die Maschinen wichtiger, sondern vor allem die ...
 
The only metric that counts in KM
06.08.2019
A recent article by Steve Denning throws light on the only KM metric that counts: Impact. The article in Forbes, entitled "Why Agile Often Fails: No Agreed Metrics", discusses the metrics systems used at Amazon, and compares them with those used when Denning was CKO at the World Bank. Denning makes the point that these metrics seldom make a difference. "Someone asked the fateful question, that still haunts me: had any of us ever experienced a significant change in our organization's behavior as a result of those metrics? We went around the room and the ...
 
How Leaders Can Sense-make The Emerging Future
06.08.2019
No longer can top management just send out a proclamation about a new strategy, mission and vision and expect everyone to follow "it". To implement the necessary shifts required to remain competitive in the 4th Industrial Revolution, traditional top down strategic planning is no longer relevant. Complex adaptive systems do not "follow orders, nor can they be controlled or predicted from an ivory tower. In fact, the "ivory tower" has become a very scary place to be for those leaders struggling to apply 20th century mental models in the 21st century. The ...
 
People and change: Can inspiration unlock the desire to change?
06.08.2019
Prosci's ADKAR model has stood the test of time in the world of change management. But... what if we added a new element to the model? Could it unlock the desire to change? For those new to change management, ADKAR is a framework for understanding change at an individual level. It focuses on five key elements, all of which must be in place for change to be implemented successfully -- Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement. Each element acts as a 'building block' and one cannot happen without the other. Out of all the elements, desire ...
 
Employee Feedback Is Good For Employee Engagement; Action Is Better
06.08.2019
Collecting employee feedback is no longer enough. If companies want to optimize employee engagement, they must use that feedback and take action on it. Why and how to act on employee feedback was the key point at Culture Amp's Culture First conference.* It's not surprising that Culture Amp, a company that makes a leading employee feedback software platform, would focus its annual conference on employee feedback. But what companies should do with the feedback was the priority at the event and for customers in general. New Requirements for Employee Engagement ...
 
Business leaders gird for 'organizational explosions'
06.08.2019
The path to digital transformation is littered with episodes that disrupt customers, employees, and partners. Here's how to survive and thrive in the moment. You understand there is no one road to digital transformation. You remind your stakeholders that different companies take different paths, and none of them are easy. You warn your team to look out for potholes. But are you ready for "organizational explosions?" For the last four years, the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research has collected data from more than 800 organizations that ...
 
Agilität in einer Hierarchie ist wie Schwimmen in einer Zwangsjacke
05.08.2019
"Wir wollen agil arbeiten" - das sagt sich so leicht dahin. So fundamental wie Digitalisierung unsere Welt ändert, so fundamental müssen wir über unsere Arbeitsorganisation nachdenken. Die sogenannten agilen "Methoden" sind ja nur deshalb in aller Munde, weil sie nachgewiesernermaßen schnellere Ergebnisse in besserer Qualität liefern. Das passiert allerdings nicht "einfach so", sondern nur deshalb, weil diese Ansätze mit fundamentalen Organisationsprinzipien brechen, mit denen wir alle sozialisiert wurden. Änderungen sind Teil des Spiels, deshalb wird ...
 
Leading Digital Transformation - why MINDSET is the secret key driver of successfull change
05.08.2019
Digital Transformation is a topic of change in many ways. On the one hand, digital transformation is regarded as a "mega trend". Contrary to a "normal" trend (like a fashion trend for example), mega trends can be described as large social, economic and technological changes that have a profound impact on us for a decade or even longer. Since it is hardly possible to ignore a megatrend, companies are now trying to deal with "going digital" in different ways (read more in my article about that topic). On the other hand, this means that companies are also ...
 
Set your cultural aspiration with these four steps
05.08.2019
Organizations that align on a clear aspiration across performance and culture increase the odds of transformation success -- by 300 percent. The new CEO of a major multinational organization inherited a crumbling empire. Declining performance. Unsuccessful product launches. Leader infighting. A complete lack of strategic direction. He could have jumped straight into market analysis or strategic planning to transform the organization. But he took an unconventional approach. The CEO's first move was to reach out and listen to hundreds of people at all ...
 
How to Ask for Advice (Without Looking Dumb)
05.08.2019
Do it right, and you'll feel smarter. Do it wrong, and you'll look dumb. "When we ask for advice we are usually looking for an accomplice."?--?Charles Varlet de La Grange Asking for advice is not easy. Are you reluctant to request help at work or home? Do you feel odd or weak for asking people for advice? You are not alone. Most people think that asking for help is a sign of weakness. They are afraid to look dumb, insecure, or incompetent. As Brené Brown wrote, "We mistakenly fall prey to the myth that successful people are those that help rather than ...
 
The Workplace Self-Training Paradigm
05.08.2019
Some responsibility for L&D has shifted from employer to worker. Much has been made of the abbreviation of employment tenure, now averaging just four years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And it's true, the notion of a mortarboard-to-gold-watch career has been largely replaced by at-will employment, outsourcing and automation. Educating workers for lifelong careers has been disrupted by the searing pace of change. But there's something else happening that tends to get short shrift in the discussion about this new career normal. Some ...
 
Don't Put a Digital Expert in Charge of Your Digital Transformation
05.08.2019
Who should you pick to lead your company's digital transformation? Imagine you have a choice of three candidates: William -- an insider who has a proven track record but doesn't know much about digital Sarah -- a young digital guru who's just led a new category expansion at Amazon Sophia -- a sharp ex-McKinsey consultant with experience advising clients on digital Which would you pick? Most of the executives we survey pick Sarah, the digital guru. But is that the right choice? Consider the real-life experience that a global appliance manufacturer had ...
 
Vernetzung: Der Schlüssel zum Zukunftserfolg
02.08.2019
Für die "Next Economy", in der sich menschliche und künstliche Intelligenzen miteinander verbinden, wird eine "Next Organisation" gebraucht. Wenn dabei das Wissen und Können der Menschen im Unternehmen frei seine Bahnen zieht und sich weitläufig vernetzt, kann dies zu den erstaunlichsten Fortschritten führen. Während sich draußen alles vernetzt, agieren klassische Organisationen noch immer in "Silos". Aufgaben werden entlang von internen Berichtslinien organisiert. Die vornehmliche Arbeitsrichtung dabei ist vertikal: Nach unten laufen Befehle, nach oben ...
 
Bildungscontrolling auf dem Prüfstand: Bildungskennzahlen lügen
02.08.2019
Kennzahlen für Weiterbildung sind oft nur Schönwetter-Kosmetik. Über die Wirksamkeit von Lerninterventionen, die Zukunftsfähigkeit oder Agilität von Unternehmen sagen sie wenig aus. Dabei könnten gute KPIs ganz einfach sein. Eigentlich sollen Informationen in Geschäftsberichten der Transparenz dienen. Unternehmen möchten damit in Richtung Ratingagenturen, Wirtschaftsprüfer, Kapitalgeber, Banken, Kunden, Lieferanten und nicht zuletzt potenziellen Bewerbern ihre Leistungsfähigkeit demonstrieren. Die Aktivitäten in der Personalentwicklung sollen unter Beweis ...
 
Gerald Hüther: "Unsere Schulen produzieren leidenschaftslose Pflichterfüller"
02.08.2019
Wenn es nach Prof. Gerald Hüther geht, gehört das Schulsystem, wie wir es heute kennen und praktizieren, in den tiefsten Sondermüll - denn es bildet nicht Menschen, sondern Maschinen, die stumpfsinnig Matheformeln auswendig lernen. Pflichterfüller sind out - kreative Querdenker mit Sozialkompetenz sind in Doch brave Pflichterfüller und Auswendiglerner werden in unserer heutigen Zeit nicht mehr gebraucht. Eigensinn, Kreativität, Querdenkertum und soziale Kompetenz sind diejenigen Fähigkeiten, auf die es heute in viel stärkerem Maß als im vorigen Jahrhundert ...
 
When Pioneering Companies Fail
02.08.2019
Finding progressive organizations with truly radical management practices is hard. There seem to be so few of them around. To make matters worse, some with radically new approaches only survive briefly. Why do some poster boys of the future revert to traditional models? We think it's important to share the less-than-successful stories as well--because we can learn from troubles in paradise, just as we can from paradise itself. Once upon a time Over the past few years we learned heaps by visiting progressive firms all around the world. Most of our visits ...
 
Dealing with the unknown knowns
02.08.2019
Another post from the archives on dealing with the "unknown knowns" in Knowledge Management. We hear a lot (famously from Donald Rumsfeld) about the unknown unknowns, and how difficult they are to deal with, and in knowledge management terms, they can be a real challenge. However an equally challenging issue in Knowledge Management is the unknown knowns. These are the things that people know without realising - the unconscious competencies. These are very often the deep-lying technical knowledge that is of real value to other people - the tacit knowledge ...
 
The real corporate battleground: psychological safety and trust
02.08.2019
To keep the duality theme going I would like to talk about what I view to be the biggest differentiator between success and failure. Between bright workplaces and prisons. Between fulfilment and mindless drudgery. Lacking the words until recently to describe psychological safety I have lived my life probably like a lot of people stumbling through a variety of work and social contexts where I have felt at various times on different points on the spectrum: at one end, energised and confident; and at the other, scared, lethargic and worthless. But I was ...
 
Lebensweg statt Karrierepfad
01.08.2019
Aus drei Jahren agiler Transformation der BMW Group IT habe ich vieles über Veränderungsarbeit gelernt und das in drei Prinzipien zusammengefasst. Ich habe auf dieser Reise aber auch viel über mich selbst gelernt. Ich mag Veränderung. Ich will etwas bewegen und die Welt verbessern. Ich neige zum Idealismus und habe Träume. Ich bin neugierig und offen. Und ich mag keine ausgetretenen Karrierepfade, sondern einen unbestimmten Lebensweg, der erst im Gehen entsteht. Wanderer, deine Spuren sind der Weg, und sonst nichts; Wanderer, es gibt keinen Weg, der ...
 
Selbstwirksam zu mehr Engagement und Motivation
01.08.2019
Das muss nicht sein - wenn Sie das Bedürfnis nach Selbstwirksamkeit Ihrer Mitarbeiter kennen und wissen, damit umzugehen. Das Hemmnis der Selbstwirksamkeit Das Bedürfnis der Selbstwirksamkeit? Ich meine damit die Erwartung einer Person, gewünschte Handlungen aufgrund eigener Kompetenzen selbst erfolgreich ausführen zu können. Wird diese Erwartung an die Selbstwirksamkeit nicht erfüllt, mündet das in Frustration und Unzufriedenheit. In klassischen Organisationen kommt diese individuelle Selbstwirksamkeitserwartung häufig zu kurz: Strukturen und Prozesse ...
 
New Work vs. Arbeiten 4.0. Zwei Ansätze zur Zukunft Ihrer Arbeit.
01.08.2019
Gerade gab ich bei Google Trends ein, wonach die Menschen eher suchen: Nach dem Begriff "New Work" oder doch "Arbeiten 4.0". Die Grafik zeigt: New Work liegt weit vorne. Hätten Sie es gedacht? Der Terminus "Arbeiten 4.0" inklusive seines Ablegers "Arbeit 4.0" ist hoffnungslos abgehängt. Beide Ansätze "New Work" und "Arbeiten 4.0" spielen eine große Rolle in Deutschland, wenn es um die Zukunft unserer Arbeitswelt geht. Dabei sind New Work und Arbeiten 4.0 zwei sehr unterschiedliche Perspektiven bei der Betrachtung der Zukunft der Arbeit. Während die einen ...
 
How Working out Loud Brings the Porsche Family Closer Together
01.08.2019
Porsche started out as a family-run business -- and up until today, one of our core company values is to support each other. Even though there are more than 30,000 amazing people working for Porsche by now, we still consider ourselves one big family. This is probably the most important reason why the company has been able to master crises, for example when the traditional production facilities were hopelessly outdated and lean production was introduced with huge effort. Asking senior employees who have been with Porsche at that time, this is how they ...
 
Six Enablers of Emergent Learning
01.08.2019
Creating the conditions to foster emergent learning in organizations... Why emergent learning? As I wrote in my earlier article: Intended learning happens from a place of knowing and against a set of specific goals. Emergent learning happens from a place of reflection and sensemaking. In today's technology-facilitated and boundaryless world, emergent learning takes place at the intersection of ongoing human experience and tacit knowledge, technology, collaboration, complex and novel challenges, and conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity. I believe holding ...
 
The Hidden Dimension of the Learning Pyramid
01.08.2019
My learning pyramid has been challenged! My original post on the learning pyramid received some great coverage, but a number of you reached out to challenge me: is it really a pyramid or just a triangle? In fact, I had intended to follow up with a second article explaining why my learning pyramid is actually a pyramid and not just a triangle. You see, there's a third dimension that I haven't yet shared, but that's critical to learning. Now, as you can see in the image above, it really is a pyramid and not just a triangle. People as the missing dimension ...