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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 02/2019
 

Week 02/2019

 

Warum Unternehmen Kanarienvögel brauchen
11.01.2019
Vielleicht habt ihr das auch schon mal erlebt: Im Meeting wird eine wirklich schlechte Idee präsentiert und zur Abstimmung gestellt. Insgeheim denkt jeder: "Oh weia! Da sollen wir besser die Finger davon lassen." Aber niemand möchte derjenige sein, der das laut ausspricht. Es ist so wie bei "Des Kaisers neue Kleider". Man wirft einen vorsichtigen Blick nach rechts und nach links und merkt, dass die anderen still sind. Und langsam beginnen die Anwesenden, an ihrer eigenen Einschätzung zu zweifeln: "Mhh, vielleicht sehe ich das ja zu kritisch. Allen anderen ...
 
Der wichtigste Managementtrend 2019: die Organisationsinnovation
11.01.2019
Längst sind wir mitten drin in einer Hochgeschwindigkeitswirtschaft, die menschliche mit künstlichen Intelligenzen verbindet. Überleben werden in diesem Kontext nur die Unternehmen, die permanenten Wandel zum Normalzustand machen. Hie und da ein Klacks Tünche, um sich einen modernen Anstrich zu geben? Das reicht nicht. An organisationalen Innovationen kommt niemand vorbei. Die digitale Transformation, disruptive Prozesse und agile Handlungsmethoden begleiten uns nun schon derart lange, dass sie als die neuen Klassiker im Management gelten können. Allzu ...
 
Von Vogelschwärmen, Powerpoint Parkplätzen & die Kunst Organisationen zu ändern
11.01.2019
Oft diskutieren wir auf großen Bühnen oder in den kleinen Quiet Rooms von Unternehmen über Wandel. Wir diskutieren, wie Unternehmen schneller, agiler, transparenter werden - wie man gewachsene Konzerne zu vielen kleinen StartUps machen kann (oder auch nicht). Wir diskutieren, wie man jeden einzelnen Mitarbeiter mitnimmt auf diesem Weg der Transformation. Die Vorteile, wenn schlanke Teams zusammen an einem Ort sitzen, alle Kompetenzen und Entscheidungsgewalt in einem Raum vereint sind liegen auf der Hand. Ebenso die Vorteile, wenn wir weg kommen von hierarchieschen ...
 
Just Because You Call it a 'Community' Doesn't Make it One
11.01.2019
Hundreds of brands, from Amazon to Uber and Walmart to AT&T, built transformative and supportive communities in cities around the world from soup to nuts in 2018. If only this were true. Certainly, countless organizations have declared it so. And you have likely seen the words "community," "connection" and "belonging" plastered on all kinds of brand communications over the last year. If you're like most people, you read those words, shrugged and moved on. Many brands have claimed to "build community," but very few have succeeded in meeting the fundamental ...
 
Is It Time to Toss Out Your Old Employee Engagement Survey?
11.01.2019
More companies now use employee engagement data beyond large-scale surveys to garner a more holistic 'voice of the employee,' but surveys still play a role. By 2020, 20% of organizations will include employee engagement improvement as a shared performance objective for HR and IT groups, but what metrics will they use? In 2019, most organizations (74%) will still use formal, large-scale surveys to gauge how employees feel about their jobs and workplace, but that is down from 89% in 2015 -- and an increasing number use other forms of engagement data as ...
 
How teamwork and personality connect
11.01.2019
In today's business world, team work is one of the most valued concepts. Bearing in mind the significance of a team as one of the main organizational aspects, with all its characteristics, dynamics and goals, then it comes as no surprise why teamwork is of vital importance. Knowing its impact on a success of entire organization make it one of the most essential dynamisms in the world of business. Teamwork at its best One of probably the best definitions of teamwork describes it as a unique contribution of each member, rather than a simple sum of all ...
 
Change-Vorsätze für das Jahr 2019
10.01.2019
Das Jahr 2019 starte ich mit einem Rundumschlag in Sachen Change. Denn es berührt mich fast leiblich, zu wissen, dass ca. 75 Prozent aller Changemaßnahmen scheitern. Im letzten Jahr habe ich mich u.a. auf meiner New-Work-Safari intensiv mit der Digitalisierung auseinandergesetzt. In meiner Denkpause über den Jahreswechsel 2018/19 habe ich einen Ausflug der besonderen Art gemacht. Mit einer VR-Brille konnte ich mich in Zeit und Raum verlieren, Grenzen überwinden, die real nicht überwindbar sind. Ich hätte nicht gedacht, wie unglaublich echt das auf mich ...
 
Zeitgemäße Führung - (M)Ein Manifest
10.01.2019
Es gibt seit langer, langer Zeit unglaublich viele Bücher, Seminare, Zertifizierungen und Angebote (fast) jeder Art zu dem, was aus jeweils individueller Sicht der Verfasser und Anbieter als "gute Führung" verstanden wird. Auch ich habe mich ja in vielen Beiträgen (z.B. "Führung, es ist Zeit dich neu zu (er)finden", "Gutes Management, gute Führung - einfach (und doch) so schwer"oder "Gute, alte Führung") damit befasst und versucht mich dem Kern immer weiter zu nähern. Oftmals war und ist es dabei schwierig, Symptome guter Führung von den Ursachen und, ...
 
Neue Features für MS Teams oder Microsoft's nächster Schritt zum zentralen Employee Engagement Hub
10.01.2019
Gestern gab Emma Williams (Corporate VP of Modern Workplace Verticals, Microsoft) einige Erweiterungen für MS Teams bekannt, mit denen die "Firstline Workers" - sprich die Mitarbeiter ohne festen PC Arbeitsplatz - besser "nativ" in MS Teams unterstützt werden sollen. Hierzu gehören eine bessere Mobile Experience, die Integration des Schichtplanungstools "Microsoft Shift" sowie ein Lob- und Anerkennungswerkzeug. Damit legt Microsoft in zweierlei Hinsicht nach: (1) Ausweitung der potentiellen MS Teams-Nutzerbasis und (2) Integration und Verzahnung von ...
 
Applying the Four Drivers of Value in Collaboration
10.01.2019
After publishing my recent post on the four drivers of value creation in collaboration, I chatted with Anna Chu about how these concept is applied. The conversation highlighted to me that there was value in further explaining how to use these drivers to connect senior leaders and employees to the value of collaboration. This post will explore that topic further. Drivers as a Link As I noted in the initial post the four drivers are a simple tool to find value creation opportunities. Their power is that they act as a link between organisational strategic ...
 
Five reasons to choose Yammer over Microsoft Teams for your next conversation
10.01.2019
With all the buzz surrounding Microsoft Teams, you could be forgiven for assuming that Microsoft would like you to abandon email, Yammer and other tools in the Office 365 suite and use it for all your day to day communications. That couldn't be further from the truth. Microsoft Teams is a great choice for replacing tools like Skype for Business in your environment, for all of the following reasons: It makes rapid, fast paced team discussions much easier It allows you to easily co-author documents with your colleagues It enables you to bring in integrated ...
 
Management by Objective - Without Carrots and Sticks
10.01.2019
The turn of the year is traditionally the time to look back, pause and look forward to the new year. On a personal level, this typically leads to new year's resolutions and in the vast majority of companies this means target agreements. Both can work, but in practice they won't or will work only inadequately. There is hardly any management concept that is as widespread as Management by Objectives described by Peter F. Drucker in 1954. At the same time, this concept is probably the most misunderstood and abused in the history of management. There was ...
 
Lerndogmen und Bildungsmythen (1)
09.01.2019
"Ob ein Instruktionssetting lernwirksam ist oder nicht, hängt vor allen Dingen davon ab, ob es gelingt, an das verfügbare Wissen der Schülerinnen und Schüler anzuknüpfen und dieses weiter zu entwickeln, wobei die Konstruktion von Bedeutungen im Mittelpunkt steht." (Elsbeth Stern) Es ist schon erstaunlich, wie sehr sich durch die digitale Transformation bereits überwunden geglaubte Mythen im Bereich der Bildung wiederbelebt werden oder auch neue Dogmen entstehen. Ich greife deshalb die Gelegenheit auf, ein wenig darüber zu schreiben, weil es mir schon ...
 
What 2019 Holds for Enterprise Search
09.01.2019
A number of positive developments in enterprise search took place in 2018: Elastic had a very encouraging IPO, Google rediscovered enterprise search and Microsoft showed signs of acknowledging that its potpourri search strategy was not fit for purpose. At long last the information retrieval community (well, at least my side of the Atlantic) turned its attention to gaining a better understanding of how to optimize enterprise search, and thanks to the combined (as of Dec. 21 2018, literally) commitment of Charlie Hull at Flax and Doug Turnbull of OpenSource ...
 
Digital Proficiency: Literacy, Fluency and Mastery
09.01.2019
Why doesn't deploying new technology alone result in gains to efficiency, productivity, engagement, worker happiness, and all of the other benefits we often list as our goals for the modern, digital workplace? The answer is simple: it isn't about the technology. The true benefits of advanced technologies can only be realized if we know how to use them to their fullest potential. We often call this "digital literacy." That term, however, doesn't work for me as I don't think it means what we think it means. In the past I've described it as one's "digital ...
 
5 HR Predictions for 2019
09.01.2019
We come into 2019 at the very top of an economic cycle with record-low unemployment. Talent mobility is hot as companies expand. Organizations are becoming flatter, and team-based work models and organizational-network analysis are becoming mainstream. CEOs and CHROs will continue to worry in the new year about skills gaps, job and work transformation, and employee engagement. We are also seeing more focus on purpose, citizenship and fairness, along with diminished trust in technology and concerns about privacy and data protection. All this is leading ...
 
Organizational Network Analysis: The Missing Piece of Digital Transformation
09.01.2019
Since 2000, more than half of Fortune 500 companies have "gone bankrupt, been acquired, or ceased to exist as a result of digital disruption", according to Harvard Business Review. In the same article, it is estimated that three-quarters of today's S&P 500 will be replaced in 10 years-time, largely as a result of digital disruption. And no industry will be an exception. Sounds scary. On the bright side, rewards from successful digital transformation are plentiful. For example, one study showed that the companies who have successfully digitally transformed ...
 
Seven Priorities To Accelerate Digital Transformation Maturity and Success
09.01.2019
Love it or hate it, digital transformation isn't going away any time soon. As a buzzword, it's attained eyeroll status. As a movement in business modernization however, I've learned to respect it. For five years, my team at Altimeter has studied "The State of Digital Transformation." In our latest report, we see this movement only becoming more significant. The "digital" in digital transformation is now less about IT-led efforts to implement the latest and emerging technologies and more about digital become the catalyst and muse for complete business ...
 
#Managementskandel? Haben wir mehr als nur ein #Digitalisierungsgate?
08.01.2019
Das #Dieselgate, der #VWSkandal, Themen die uns inzwischen seit Jahren beschäftigen. Wie Behörden und Kunden mit falschen Informationen versorgt und bewusst hintergangen wurden sollte den handelnden Personen die Schamröte (und noch mehr) ins Gesicht treiben. Inzwischen ist VW wohl der erste Empfänger einer für Deutschland neuen und bereits riesigen Sammelklage. Für ein Automobilunternehmen, das ohnehin mit den Weiterentwicklungen neuer Mobilitätskonzepte zu kämpfen hat, das sich zu spät in Richtung neuer Technologien jenseits alter bewährter Kernkompetenzen ...
 
MS Teams: 10 Tipps für die Schaltzentrale moderner Projektarbeit
08.01.2019
Microsoft Teams findet immer mehr begeisterte Anhänger: Als digitales Pendant des Konferenzraumes und des Schreibtisches ermöglicht die chatbasierte Lösung u. a. den Austausch mit Kollegen in Einzelgesprächen oder Gruppen das Teilen von Wissen, Dateien und Dokumenten den zeit-, orts- und geräteunabhängigen Zugang zu und die Bündelung von Informationen. Im Zusammenspiel mit weiteren Elementen des Office-365-Baukastens, wie z. B. OneDrive, OneNote oder Planner, punktet das Instrument durch sein einfaches Handling und die rasch verständliche Bedienung. ...
 
E-Mail ist tot! Oder doch nicht?
08.01.2019
Obwohl uns E-Mail als Kommunikationsform längst zum Halse heraushängt, kommen wir nicht von ihr los. Das liegt an unserer Behäbigkeit. E-Mail ist tot. Keine neue Erkenntnis. Dennoch ernte ich immer wieder erstaunte Blicke, wenn ich diese These mit Nachdruck im beruflichen Kontext äußere. Manche Anwesende sind dann belustigt und können nicht so recht einschätzen, ob ich das denn wirklich Ernst meine oder nur ein wenig herumalbere. Ich wiederum kann dann nicht richtig nachvollziehen, wieso die allermeisten Zeitgenossen tatsächlich noch glauben, dass E-Mail ...
 
4 Key Elements of an Impactful Workplace Digital Literacy Program
08.01.2019
When a workforce has better digital skills, it make organizations more productive and competitive. Yet organizations' digital literacy initiatives are -- in many cases -- still tentative, piecemeal and unfocused. If 2019 is the year your organization is going to get serious about ensuring your workforce is ready to work digitally, take the time to think about the essential elements that will help make the program a success. Here are four to get you off to a good start: from defining digital literacy and thinking about a holistic approach, through to ...
 
Digital Literacy Initiatives Must Evolve With the Workplace: 4 Potential Directions
08.01.2019
Digital literacy programs tend to focus on the current tools in use or those being rolled out across the enterprise and the style of working these tools facilitate. At times they also cover more immediate organizational priorities such as reducing risk. For example, the use of collaboration tools, the Office 365 suite, and navigating the dangers of cybersecurity have all featured as major focuses for enterprise digital literacy initiatives. Some programs support options for personal flexible working, more open styles of working (something Working Out ...
 
How Can Community Managers Add Value to a Digital Transformation?
08.01.2019
Managers of enterprise community portals -- whether they are internal or external facing -- are rarely in charge of a digital transformation project. But they are on the front lines of such changes and the first to feel, or rather hear about, the pain when things start to go awry. Which not only makes them the proverbial canary in the digital coal mine, so to speak, but also the first responder to a problem. For that reason "they have to be kept in the loop about what is happening," said MyWorkDrive.com CMO Jackie Rednour-Bruckman. "They are responsible ...
 
WIRgewinnt ... oder doch lieber ICH?
07.01.2019
Wie können wir eine lebenswertere Zukunft gestalten? Welche Erfolgskonzepte gibt es, die eine Antwort auf die Komplexität des Lebens, der Natur und unseren menschlichen Bedürfnissen geben können? Wie schaffen wir es, trotz (oder gerade mit) der Diversität uns auf eine gemeinsame Zukunftsreise zu begeben, für die eine Mehrheit bereit ist, zu investieren, bzw. auf Dinge zu verzichten? Eine mögliche Antwort darin sehe darin, die Diversität, Kreativität und Passion der Individuen zu vernetzen und zu einem gemeinsamen Ziel zu verbinden. Es sollte im ersten ...
 
An Open Letter To Every CEO
07.01.2019
Dear CEO. All of you. Now more than ever in our history we need you to lead. Frankly, with all due respect, what you have been serving up as "leadership" since the 1970's has not been good enough. There have been some bona fide exceptions--Marc Benioff, Ursula Burns, Oprah Winfrey and Nick Meriggioli come to mind--but much of the leadership emanating from CEOs has been less than stellar. It is time to hit the reset button. Let us first start with the facts and conclude with several reflections for change. The Employee Factor First, ask yourself if your ...
 
Big Business Has a New Scam: The 'Purpose Paradigm'
07.01.2019
Multinational corporations are luring millennial workers with empty promises and self-serving slogans. [...] Business Fights Poverty (BFP) is the world's largest business-led network of companies, non-governmental organizations and aid organizations working together to "embed purpose in business," as the company puts it. With a team of over a dozen "challenge managers" and "thought leadership directors," the business of London-based BFP is to amplify a doctrine that some CEOs have been pushing for a while now: that a new and more humane kind of capitalism ...
 
Culture and the Real Impact of Change Agents - Part 2
07.01.2019
In the first part of this post, I reflected upon not-so-obvious obstacles to change. Revisiting my own impact ahead of the Berlin Change Days, I got reminded that the capitalist order shapes our course of action and prevents real deep transformation. I observed how "they" are able to mimic change, using the words and the tools of transformation, but not the intent. Sometimes we "change agents" are "they", acting as agents of conformity. So, does it make sense to blame change resisters from opposing our efforts? How can we better identify what our own ...
 
Is the next level of leadership its end?
07.01.2019
The increasing complexity affecting our work and cooperation on the one hand and the accelerated change of our working environment on the other hand require ever faster adaptation of what we know about leadership. During the past fifty years, leadership styles were more or less iterations of their respective predecessors. Cooperation and participation increasingly prevailed over command and control and produced variances. Ultimately, it was always up to a few people to determine and organize the work of many others. The longer we go back in time, the ...
 
Why the Web 3.0 Matters and you should know about it
07.01.2019
Humble beginnings There's plenty of buzz around the web 3.0 and the sweeping changes it will bring to the industry, but few people actually know why it spawned and what it will bring. To understand this, it's necessary to travel back in time and examine it predecessors, Web 1.0 & 2.0. Just like the Middle Ages, the Web 1.0 wasn't given its name until it bit the dust. The 'World Wide Web' as it was known, was just a set of static websites with a load of information and no interactive content. Connecting meant dialing up through rickety modems and ...
 
Anatomy of an AI System
07.01.2019
The Amazon Echo as an anatomical map of human labor, data and planetary resources. A cylinder sits in a room. It is impassive, smooth, simple and small. It stands 14.8cm high, with a single blue-green circular light that traces around its upper rim. It is silently attending. A woman walks into the room, carrying a sleeping child in her arms, and she addresses the cylinder. 'Alexa, turn on the hall lights' The cylinder springs into life. 'OK.' The room lights up. The woman makes a faint nodding gesture, and carries the child upstairs. This is an interaction ...