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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 21:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 04/2019
 

Week 04/2019

 

Wie die digitale Transformation mitbestimmt gelingen soll
25.01.2019
Das Projekt "Wing" (Wissensarbeit in Unternehmen der Zukunft) hat in den vergangenen fünf Jahren in betrieblichen Praxislaboratorien getestet, wie Veränderungen agil, beteiligungsorientiert und sozialpartnerschaftlich angegangen werden können. Die Ergebnisse wurden nun auf der Abschlusskonferenz "Wir gestalten Zukunft" in Berlin vorgestellt. "Wie können wir gemeinsam mit den Menschen die digitale Transformation gestalten?" - Mit dieser Frage hat sich das vom Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales geförderte Projekt "Wing" fünf Jahre lang beschäftigt. ...
 
Change aus verhaltensökonomischer Perspektive erklärt
25.01.2019
Veränderungen fallen uns auch deshalb so schwer, weil wir uns in bewährten Verhaltensmustern und Arbeitsweisen sicher fühlen. Doch wer die Verhaltensökonomie kennt, kann Change-Prozesse für alle zufriedenstellender und effizienter zum Ziel führen. Vorab: Wir Menschen sind keine rationalen, umfassend informierten Nutzenmaximierer und deshalb erklärt das Modell des Homo Oeconomicus unser Entscheidungsverhalten nur ungenügend. In Veränderungsprozessen kommen irrationale Verhaltensweisen noch häufiger vor, weil uns Veränderungen grundsätzlich irritieren ...
 
If You Want To Change The World, You Need To Start With Small Groups, Loosely Connected But United By A Shared Purpose
25.01.2019
In 1847, a young doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis had a major breakthrough. Working in a maternity ward, he discovered that a regime of hand washing could dramatically lower the incidence of childbed fever. Unfortunately, the medical establishment rejected his ideas and the germ theory of disease didn't take hold until decades later. The phenomenon is now known as the Semmelweis effect, the tendency for people to reject new knowledge that contradicts established beliefs. Whether you are a CEO trying to launch a new initiative, a political leader pushing ...
 
Sailing by Sight
25.01.2019
hen it comes to agility, many people think in terms of methods such as Scrum on a small scale, frameworks such as LeSS on a large scale or tools such as JIRA. This perspective leads to a multitude of cargo cult, i.e. artfully celebrated actions without any effect. Agility is first and foremost a question of stance, which is best captured by the notion of sailing by sight. While classic plan-driven companies always strive to analyze, plan and then implement as comprehensively as possible, agile companies pragmatically ask themselves periodically what ...
 
How to embrace office green spaces for better employee engagement
25.01.2019
Office plants and composting programs -- good places to start -- may gradually evolve into huge cultural changes for employers. look past your cubicle wall to see a restful area of greenery? Maybe it's a small park outside or indoor greenery made up of trees or simply a plant on a desk. Companies are increasingly incorporating green spaces as their environmental focus evolves from simple recycling efforts to a more holistic sustainability approach, and as they do, they find those changes benefit both employees and companies. Environmental concerns spur ...
 
Trust at Work
25.01.2019
The past two decades have seen a progressive destruction of trust in societal institutions, a consequence of the Great Recession, fears about immigration and economic dislocation caused by globalization and automation. Traditional power elite figures, such as CEOs and heads of state, have been discredited. The growth of social media platforms fully shifted people's trust from a top-down orientation to a horizontal one in favor of peers or experts. Now we are seeing a further reordering of trust to more local sources, with "My Employer" emerging as the ...
 
Befreit Führung! - Wie(so) zeitgemäße Führung für jeden so wichtig ist!
24.01.2019
Was euch hier erwartet?! Ein, ehrlich gesagt, (fast zu) langer Artikel, einer, der (eure) Zeit braucht. Ein tiefer Blick hinein in das, was zeitgemäße Führung bedeutet, wie und warum sie Teil einer Befreiung ist, und nicht zuletzt erste sehr konkrete Fragen und Aufgaben, damit ihr selbst, für euch und für andere, an der Gestaltung zeitgemäßer Führung arbeiten könnt. Ein Artikel, der trotz seiner Länge ein Anfang sein kann, Führung von seiner angestauten Last zu befreien und erfolgversprechend neu zu gestalten. Führung als Akt der Befreiung zu (er)leben ...
 
Was wäre, wenn Manager streiken?!
24.01.2019
Nanu, was soll das für eine Frage sein - denken sich vielleicht jetzt einige von Ihnen. Ist Ihnen noch nie in den Sinn gekommen, dass vielleicht auch einmal Manager, Sie als Führungskraft, streiken könnten? Nach meinem jetzigen Wissensstand passiert das selten bzw. gar nicht - und wenn, dann vorwiegend als stiller Streik, als kaum wahrnehmbarer Ausstieg. Mag sein, dass Sie ein solches Schicksal gar nicht interessiert, und Ihnen für die Bewältigung Ihres komplexen Arbeitsalltags gegenwärtig keinen Nutzen aufzeigt. Doch das wäre jetzt ein zu voreiliger ...
 
Working Out Loud: Benefits for Knowledge Management
24.01.2019
There are many ways to nurture an organizational culture change in a knowledge-sharing environment, including embracing "Working Out Loud". Bryce Williams defines Working Out Loud (WOL) as Observable Work (creating, modifying, and storing your work in places where others can see it, follow it, and contribute to it in process) + Narrating Your Work (writing about what you are doing in an open way for those interested to find and follow). John Stepper says Working Out Loud starts with "making your work visible in such a way that it might help others. When ...
 
Three Ways Social Media Make You A Better Leader
24.01.2019
In 2019 it is estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social network users around the globe. Social media is in every space of our lives: as consumers, citizens, students... What about corporate leadership? A few top executives are already on board. Chief Executive reports that about 10 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are personally engaged in social media - neither outsourcing to ghostwriters nor ignoring the phenomenon. Why do they find the time and energy to participate, amidst overwhelmingly full agendas? What drives them? Much has been written ...
 
What You Can Learn from Your Employee Networks
24.01.2019
Many companies support resource groups that bring people together, but stop short of assessing their value. At many large organizations, employees have the opportunity to participate in groups that bring together coworkers with various commonalities. According to estimates (pdf) from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have such networks. Often referred to as employee resource groups (ERGs), these networks provide a place for women, veterans, LGBT employees, people ...
 
Wir müssen den verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit der Digitalisierung erst noch lernen
23.01.2019
Die Wirkungsmechanismen der Digitalisierung beeinflussen nicht nur das wirtschaftliche, sondern auch unser menschliches Zusammenleben. LEAD-Kolumnist Johannes Ceh erklärt, warum digitale Verantwortung deshalb nicht auf Kommunikation reduziert werden kann. or einem Jahr habe ich geschrieben: "Wer kommuniziert, trägt Verantwortung" Was mich rückblickend erschreckt: In wie vielen Köpfen digitale Verantwortung als reines Kommunikationsthema abgestempelt wird. Beispiel gefällig? In einem Panel wollte mir ein Chief Digital Officer vermitteln, er müsse sich ...
 
Change Management Communication Channels
23.01.2019
What are the best ways to communicate change to employees? In times of major change, adding a few communication channels can reduce their stress about the change and help keep engagement high. Here are five we often use with global companies going through some sort of transformation: Microsite: One of the absolute best change management communication channels is a free-standing microsite to give employees a go-to source for the most current and accurate information. Existing outside the firewall is helpful in acquisition situations when employees of ...
 
How L&D Is Holding Itself Back From Digital Transformation
23.01.2019
Technology has been commonplace in L&D for decades but in an age in which digital is transforming organisations - and even industries - L&D is falling behind in both its approach to - and adoption - of modern tools. One reason for this is that L&D has scaled its 'stock-in-trade solutions' with e-learning and virtual classrooms - whilst failing to recognise the changing needs of its clients. The long-held belief that classes and courses are the most valuable ways we can help workers has been a prominent factor in L&D's failure to adopt ...
 
Is your business model fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
23.01.2019
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes ever more pervasive, we have good and bad news for leaders of incumbent businesses in all sectors and all geographies. We spent a large part of last year analysing the performance of the business models of the world's leading companies. By "business model" we mean the overall, interdependent system by which an organization creates value for customers and captures value for itself. This includes its propositions, products, resources, processes, revenue streams and cost structures. The bad news first: there is ...
 
The Case for the 6-Hour Workday
23.01.2019
The eight-hour workday harkens back to 19-century socialism. When there was no upper limit to the hours that organizations could demand of factory workers, and the industrial revolution saw children as young as six-years-old working the coal mines, American labor unions fought hard to instill a 40-hour work week, eventually ratifying it as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. So much has changed since then. The internet fundamentally changed the way we live, work, and play, and the nature of work itself has transitioned in large part from algorithmic ...
 
Projekte scheitern am Change-Management
22.01.2019
Nur 38 Prozent der Mitarbeiter fühlen sich gut in Change-Projekte eingebunden. 2010 waren es noch 61 Prozent. Change-Management scheitert an mangelnder Kommunikation. Den Mitarbeitern sind die Ziele nicht klar. Das belegt eine aktuelle Studie. Aktuell erklären 44 Prozent, dass offen über Risiken gesprochen wird (2010: 67 Prozent) Prozessoptimierung, strategische Neuausrichtung und Wechsel an der Firmenspitze zählten 2018 zu den häufigsten Veränderungen Über die Jahre liegt der Erfolg von Veränderungsprojekten bei 20 bis 25 Prozent Unternehmen sollten ...
 
Zwischenruf im Echoraum: New Work im Mainstream angekommen?!
22.01.2019
Die New-Work-Bewegung ist im Mainstream angekommen - und verlässt den Echoraum. Gut so! Ein offener und (selbst)kritischer Meinungsstreit ist essenziell, um die anstehenden Herausforderungen im Hinblick auf Digital Workplace und Ambidextrie zu meistern. Ein Rückblick auf das Debattenjahr 2018 und ein Ausblick auf anstehende Themen zur Diskussion. Die New-Work-Bewegung differenziert sich aus - was gut ist für die Diskussion! "New Work ist im Mainstream angekommen", konstatierte der Buchautor und intrinsify-Gründer Lars Vollmer jüngst in einer Keynote ...
 
Digital workplace or digital transformation? The destination versus the journey
22.01.2019
Jumping in at the deep end and deploying a new software solution offers many risks - cost, disruption and user uptake to name just a few. Why the digital workplace makes more sense The terms 'Digital Workplace' and 'Digital Transformation' can often cause an element of confusion amongst organisations. Simplifying it, the digital workplace is what organisations are ultimately trying to achieve as a result of the transformation process. The transformation is the journey a business goes on to reach the destination - the digital workplace. A digital workplace ...
 
How to Collaborate When You Don't Have Consensus
22.01.2019
Three "stretch" strategies can help teams move forward when members can't agree and don't like or trust one another. On a rainy afternoon in 2016, I was leading a workshop to advance local development in Colombia; the meeting was one result of new peace accords that had ended 52 years of civil war. The atmosphere was tense and alert, as you might expect when leaders who bitterly opposed one another have gathered to work on their most crucial and difficult mutual problems. They were there because they knew that if they didn't find a way to work together, ...
 
8 things productive people do during the working day
22.01.2019
Forget about your job title or task - everyone is looking for ways to be more productive at work. It's time to put down your coffee, take out your long to-do list and put an end to those ridiculously long emails you're sending. How to focus? Experiencing a highly productive workday can feel euphoric. But contrary to popular belief, simply checking tasks off your to-do list isn't really an indication of productivity. Truly productive people aren't focused on doing more things. This is actually the opposite of productivity. If you really want to be productive, ...
 
If Humility Is So Important, Why Are Leaders So Arrogant?
22.01.2019
A recent management column in the Wall Street Journal appeared under the appealing headline, "The Best Bosses Are Humble Bosses." The article reported that humble leaders "inspire close teamwork, rapid learning and high performance in their teams." It even reported that one HR consulting firm is planning to introduce an assessment to identify personality traits that include "sincerity, modesty, fairness, truthfulness, and unpretentiousness," inspired in part by what two psychology professors call the H Factor ("a combination of honesty and humility.") ...
 
Deep Work: Konzentration, bitte!
21.01.2019
Der US-amerikanische Informatikprofessor Cal Newport schreibt in seinen Bestsellern über Deep Work und meint damit: Konzentration bei der Arbeit. Wie arbeitet er selbst? Geniale Einfälle fallen nicht vom Himmel. Wenn der berühmte Schweizer Psychiater Carl Gustav Jung konzentriert nachdenken musste, ließ er sein hektisches Leben in Zürich hinter sich, um in seinem Landhaus in Bollingen am Ufer eines Sees Ruhe zu suchen. Aus seinen Tagebüchern wissen wir, dass er seine Zeit dort mit Schreiben und langen Spaziergängen in den umliegenden Wäldern verbrachte. ...
 
Quo vadis Organisation?
21.01.2019
Impulse für die Weiterentwicklung von Organisationen im digitalen Zeitalter. Eine Vielzahl der Unternehmen hat in ihrem Intranet einen Button, der den Benutzer zum Organigramm geleitet. Prozessbeschreibungen und Abläufe sind größtenteils in einem Qualitätsmanagementhandbuch gemäß den geforderten ISO DIN-Normen zusammengetragen und für jedermann zugänglich dokumentiert. Doch wie funktioniert eine Organisation tatsächlich? Erkennt ein neuer Mitarbeiter anhand der festgeschriebenen Aufbau- und Ablauforganisation wie im Unternehmen zusammen gearbeitet wird? ...
 
The pressure's on for social collaboration
21.01.2019
After riding the hype wave for almost a decade, social collaboration technology vendors now face a changing market - where they must compete with a new set of team collaboration tools like Slack. It's been too much for some, with several players exiting or dialling back their investment here, but there's one major new entrant that's shaking things up. Social collaboration: down, but not out The rapid growth and success of team collaboration application Slack (and its newer competitors), combined with the increased availability of social collaboration ...
 
Organizations as Communities --?Part 2
21.01.2019
Yesterday, in a Twitter conversation with Rachel Happe regarding the need for organizations to function as communities, I wrote the following: "Complicated solutions are yesterday's good practices. Complex, holistic solutions are multi-faceted, emergent and constantly evolving. They can't be pinned down by rules but have to be sensed into through open dialogues." This reminded me of one of my favorite frameworks?--?the Cynefin framework designed by Dave Snowden in 1999. Cynefin is a Welsh word meaning habitat; the framework is simple and elegant but ...
 
Can KM change culture? Results from research
21.01.2019
I think it is well established that introducing Knowledge Management is an exercise in culture change, but can KM itself change culture? In this summary of findings from an Oxford Review research study, the answer is a qualified Yes. The research in question, available to subscribers of the Oxford review, was an eight-year study of three organisations, which (according to the authors) follows a number of similar studies in a number of sectors that show it is possible to promote culture change using knowledge management. The authors cite the following ...
 
How to Build a Fearless Culture
21.01.2019
nnovation is no longer optional. Organizations must continually experiment with new ways of working. But having the right talent is not enough if people are not giving their best-not because they don't want to but because they are afraid. Only three in 10 employees strongly agree that their opinions count at work, a 2017 Gallup survey found. The lack of a psychologically safe space prevents people from speaking up. Fear doesn't promote innovation but silence. We Have a Silence Problem Change can (and must) happen from anywhere and everywhere in ...