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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 08/2019
 

Week 08/2019

 

Kill your company
22.02.2019
Als der Rapper Will.i.am auf dem Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos gefragt wurde, was man von der Musikbranche lernen könnte, war seine Antwort: "Meine Lektion ist: Euer Platz ist nicht garantiert." Zack, mit dieser Aussage hat er mitten ins Schwarze getroffen. Natürlich hat es sich mittlerweile herumgesprochen, dass es in vielen Branchen neue Wettbewerber gibt, die für die Platzhirsche gefährlich sind, weil sie mit ihren digitalen Geschäftsmodellen bestehende Wertschöpfungsketten von Grund auf verändern. Trotzdem fällt die digitale Transformation der eigenen ...
 
Information Management Remains a Problem for Many Enterprises
22.02.2019
Bad management will impact productivity in one way or another, and it can come in a number of forms -- poor management of human resources, poor financial management and poor customer management. Poor information management, however, makes work harder for everyone and affects the entire enterprise. Recent research from M-Files has quantified just how bad it can get. Information Management Impacts Productivity Many Enterprise Technologies Are Outdated Technology Must Be Accessible Organizations Are Resisting Change Data Capture Is Key [...] ...
 
Don't scale agile - descale your organization!
22.02.2019
Agile organizations are lean, flexible and adaptable. This is accomplished less by "agilizing" existing structures and processes but rather by consistently questioning these. The solution, of course, is not to fall victim to the cognitive bias of Maslow's hammer and to apply the shiny new agile methods to all existing calcified organizational structures and their wasteful procedures. Rather the motto is "Don't scale agile - descale your organization!" Form Without Function At the level of the individual team or a few teams working on a single product, ...
 
15 Change Jobs of the Near Future
22.02.2019
It seems the latest fad is to declare Change Management dead and some even throw Prosci in for good measure, which seems a bit harsh. Google 'Change management is dead' and you get 379 million hits. If you add 'not', you get 425 million hits, but more interestingly, you'll see that this 'debate' has been going on since, oh I don't know... 2014!! Okay, so change is like Schrödinger's Cat, alive and dead at the same time, I am good with that. I just keep wondering, will anyone care in 5 years from now? Holger Nauheimer recently shared his 3 potential scenarios ...
 
Why Being Wrong Will Make You a Better Leader
22.02.2019
Lead as if you're right; listen as if you're not. Being right is not a badge of honor, but a temporary status. Our brain is wired for self-deception?--?we become immune to facts. If you hold a position of power, it's even worse. Leaders are more prone to suffer from 'Confirmation Bias' or 'Error Blindness." They filter the information that supports their beliefs. Or don't realize their mistakes until it's too late. By being okay with being wrong, you keep your mind open. Rather than trying to win every argument, you pay attention to facts, not to what ...
 
10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work
22.02.2019
You don't need to meditate every day to experience the benefits of mindfulness at work. Here are a few ways you can inject mindful moments into your day so you can de-stress and do your best. Mindfulness may seem like a great idea, but how do you become more mindful in the context of a busy work day? You may have emails, phone calls, meetings, and presentations to deal with. And, of course, your own work! In the middle of all that, how can you apply the principles of mindfulness so that you feel more alive and present, as well as being productive? ...
 
IQ wird in der Digitalisierung durch WeQ ersetzt
21.02.2019
Ausgang für diesen Artikel ist ein Blog von Claus Verfürth vom 11. Februar 2019. Darin schreibt er u.a., dass die Frage nach Erfolg und einer entsprechenden Vergütung auch eine Frage nach Wettbewerb ist. Die besten Führungskräfte sollen dabei entsprechend ihrer Leistungen vergütet, und nicht in Neiddebatten über die Unverhältnismäßigkeiten von Leistungsansprüchen im Netz zerrissen werden. Auf den ersten Blick mag die Auseinandersetzung über Vergütung und Boni wichtig und richtig sein, aber führt meiner Meinung nach nicht weit genug - was auch Dr. Christian ...
 
When Hierarchy is Not an Option: A New Organizational Model for Fast-Moving Contexts
21.02.2019
Earlier this month, I spoke at the Human Resources Directors Conference in the United Kingdom. At the conference, I shared some material excerpted from my forthcoming book, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen, about how easy it is for executives to get trapped into an old way of thinking -- and the new type of leadership model that is required in today's highly transient advantage contexts. The Competitive Context In my previous book, The End of Competitive Advantage, I pointed out that in many parts of ...
 
Evidence-Based Approach to Diversity & Inclusion
21.02.2019
Diversity & Inclusion initiatives are more than only counting demographic or gender headcounts and reporting these metrics in bite-size "diversity" scorecards or dashboards. These types of metrics are quota-based metrics and will tell you how many women hold a leadership role or how many people from black, Asian, and other minority backgrounds are part of the talent pool of a given company. They will not tell you how your Diversity and Inclusion initiatives impact the bottom-line of your company. Support your company's bottom-line with the right ...
 
Are You Missing this Key Element That's Actually Driving Your Company Culture?
21.02.2019
Much has been said about "company culture" over the last several years, but what does that actually mean, both in practice and to the bottom line? In an effort to recreate the conditions of a strong, positive company culture, management tends to try to recreate the tangibles they see in companies whose culture they want to emulate. Novel perks, like a foosball table in the break room, or community service outings. Companies also assume that writing up a vision or purpose statement will magically transform their culture. They choose edgy catch-phrases ...
 
Why We Got Rid Of The Annual Review, For Good
21.02.2019
Despite the annual review occurring only once a year, its looming presence affects employees' day-to-day mentality, and can ultimately infect the culture of an organization. It generates a mindset founded on fear, and where fear exists, innovation and growth become stunted. We sat down with Kahina Ouerdane and Joanna Awogni , the visionaries at the helm of GSOFT's Culture & Organization team. They explain why our organization has decided to go against the grade and cut out the annual performance review from our feedback cycles -- for good. Where ...
 
The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate
21.02.2019
Over the past nearly 60 years, I have engaged with many leaders of governments, companies, and other organizations, and I have observed how our societies have developed and changed. I am happy to share some of my observations in case others may benefit from what I have learned. Leaders, whatever field they work in, have a strong impact on people's lives and on how the world develops. We should remember that we are visitors on this planet. We are here for 90 or 100 years at the most. During this time, we should work to leave the world a better place. ...
 
Agiles Management - Wer überleben will, sollte auf Veränderung setzen
20.02.2019
Um sich am Markt zu behaupten, müssen Unternehmen agil sein. Das bringt ein völlig neues Organisations- und Arbeitskonzept mit sich. So klappt es. Sven Schnitzler und Julia Collard gibt es nur im Doppelpack. Die auf allen Ebenen gleichberechtigten Leiter der EUFH Business School in Brühl haben mit ihrem Modell des Chef-Tandems einen völlig neuen Führungsansatz etabliert. Der große Vorteil: Ihre ganz unterschiedlichen Berufs- und Lebenserfahrungen ergänzen sich perfekt. Eine Idee folgt der nächsten, wenn sich das Team die Bälle zuspielt - der Maßnahmenplan ...
 
Agile Organisationen: Entkalken vor Skalieren
20.02.2019
Agile Organisationen sind schlank, flexibel und anpassungsfähig. Das geschieht aber weniger durch die "Agilisierung" bestehender Strukturen und Abläufe, sondern durch konsequentes Hinterfragen eben dieser. Anstatt im Stile der kognitiven Verzerrung von Maslows Hammer in allem einen Nagel zu sehen und mit schönen neuen agilen Methoden draufzuhauen, lautet die Devise "Entkalken vor Skalieren" oder im Englischen noch schöner: "Don't scale agile - descale your organization!" Theater ohne Wirkung Auf der Ebene des einzelnen Teams oder weniger Teams, die an ...
 
KMU zwischen Agilität und Digitalisierung
20.02.2019
KMU stehen vor der Frage, wie sie die Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung und der Agilisierung der Strukturen und der Zusammenarbeit organisieren sollen. Und wie weit sie gehen wollen. Eine empirische Studie und Interviews zeigen: KMU sind bereit sich auf den Weg zu machen, aber es herrscht viel Unsicherheit - im Management und bei den Mitarbeitern. Roundtables mit KMU-Entscheidern Im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojekts und meiner Doktorarbeit an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg habe ich in den vergangenen zwei Jahren vier Roundtables mit Entscheidern ...
 
Using a Community Strategy to Transition to the Future of Work
20.02.2019
Digital Transformation is a Given All executives know that the world of business and work is changing rapidly as digital channels and technologies become more integrated into everything we do. From the small bakery that posts evocative pictures on Instagram to the multi-national organization that needs to align more employees than exist in small countries. We are all facing a world that is more interconnected than ever - but with the skills, perspectives, beliefs, and social norms that we developed in an educational and work environment built for the ...
 
The Wider Angle of the Employee Experience
20.02.2019
Employee experience is not only a top priority for organizations today. As digital thinking is transforming our consumer habits and experiences in respect to every interaction we have with a person, product, place, service or company, the employee experience - which is defined by various moments - is gradually becoming an expectation from the workforce. Human experiences can be thought of as a series of intimate, meaningful, precious and natural moments and while we remember some moments for a long time, others just expire quickly. Not every memorable ...
 
Giving Employees Space to Fail
20.02.2019
Learning leaders can help employees seize the entrepreneurial spirit by fostering a safe environment that allows for failure and innovation. In 2007, two designers struggling to pay bills had an idea to rent out three air mattresses on their living-room floor and cook breakfast for their guests. The idea struck during a design conference in San Francisco when the city's hotels were fully booked. The two men created a website, Airbedandbreakfast.com, and charged $80 per night. The designers, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky, decided to target conferences, ...
 
Von "Setzen, sechs" zur Fehlerkultur?
19.02.2019
Immer wieder sprechen wir über die Notwendigkeit einer Fehlerkultur in Unternehmen, doch was verstehen wir eigentlich darunter? Meinen wir wirklich Fehler, die durch menschliche Hand entstehen können? Soll wirklich etwas falsch laufen? Oder wollen wir durch eine "Einführung" Mitarbeiter motivieren auch einmal mehr zu wagen? Wer sagt uns, wann wir einen Fehler gemacht haben? Riskieren wir dadurch nicht mehr, als wenn es einfach klare Regeln geben würde? Wer wiederum entscheidet, was unumstößlich und richtig ist? "Kultur bezeichnet im weitesten Sinne alles, ...
 
Why throwing out job families is a good first step to creating a future-proof talent strategy
19.02.2019
Historically, an organisation used a predict-and-plan operating model suited to stable business environments. However, in the new world of constant change and uncertainty, organisations need to be set up to sense-and-respond to emerging challenges. In HR, the concept of job families is one example of a practice that needs revising to stay relevant. Clustering a set of roles into a 'job family' allowed for transparency in rewards, promotions and career paths, but today this can create artificial barriers to collaboration and personal development. They ...
 
Organizational Change Management Is Dead
19.02.2019
I have been afraid to admit this, but I think I have known it for a while: organizational change management is dead. This is particularly hard to admit since I grew up in the consulting world as an organizational change management consultant. After 20 years of doing something I love, it is becoming painfully clear that something has to change. Case study: The Fortune 500 company that "rejected change management like a virus" This week I spoke with a long-term client who was struggling with how handle their organizational change efforts in their ongoing ...
 
Get Rid of Meaningless Work
19.02.2019
Unstuck Your Team by Removing Meaningless Work Why? Team members are frustrated because they feel they are working on irrelevant tasks or projects. What? Allow your team to review and prioritize its workload--create a space to get rid of meaningless work. How? Get all your entire team on a room - this exercise is more effective when everyone's present. Launch: Kick-off with an icebreaker to create awareness and a "safe space." Setting up the room is critical: the more honest the feedback, the bigger the impact you can create. List: Ask your team to write ...
 
What Happens When Employees Do Not Trust Managers?
19.02.2019
Employee trust is really important for an organization's survival. When there is mistrust between an employer and his/her employees, the business will go through several harmful consequences. It is the duty of the manager to maintain trust within the organization. Following is a guide to help you tackle the problems that arise due to mistrust between you and your employees. Problem: Low Productivity Productivity will be severely affected due lack of trust between employer and employees. When employees doubt their manager's judgment, there is a lack of ...
 
Checkliste für die Einführung von OKRs
18.02.2019
Wenn ihr OKRs für euch nutzen wollt, solltet ihr einige Dinge bei der Einführung beachten. Bis OKRs bei euch etabliert sind, und alle Mitarbeiter/innen vom Nutzen überzeugt sind, können schnell mal ein oder zwei Jahre vergehen. Ihr solltet euch entsprechend darüber im klaren sein, dass OKRs eine große und auch langfristige Auswirkung auf eure Arbeitsweise haben werden. Es lohnt sich also ein bisschen mehr Zeit für die Planungsphase zu investieren. Vision - Mission & Strategie müssen klar sein Die wichtigste Grundlage für die Einführung von OKRs ist, ...
 
Collaboration Is Key
18.02.2019
The world is facing tremendous challenges. We will only be able to overcome them through collaboration. Closest to my heart are challenges that directly impact each of us. How can we provide food to a growing number of people on earth? How can we contribute to finding solutions that provide better medicine and digital health solutions to our customers? Those complex challenges are not easy to solve - certainly not for individuals who are just passionate about making an impact. And we will not able to solve them with our old paradigms and approaches. ...
 
Reframing change resistance
18.02.2019
The concept of change resistance is an emotive one. It seems everyone has an opinion about whether it's good or bad; common or unusual; a help or a hindrance... Here's my perspective as a change practitioner, with a background in coaching and neuroscience: Firstly, expect it! It's normal and you need to plan for it. Why, you ask? That's because our brains are wired to operate most effectively when maintaining the status quo and therefore automatically respond to anything new as a potential threat. It may be fear of the unknown, association with a previously ...
 
The Reason People Work Is Not What You Think
18.02.2019
Jobs are more than a way to make money "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 capture 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. It's not a surprise then that, when ...
 
You may already have the talent you're looking for
18.02.2019
While organizations scramble to hire away talent, you should be cultivating the employees you already have. There's a battle to attract the top talent raging in the tech industry and elsewhere, as companies fight to spirit away the best and brightest to work on their next big data, autonomous vehicle, or artificial intelligence project. But this tug of war might not be necessary at all: Keeping hold of skilled workers already in your employ might actually be the better -- and cheaper -- path. "[Organizations] are always looking for people on the cutting ...
 
Digital transformation? or better said: corporate cultural evolution
18.02.2019
By now we all heard the expression of digital transformation and most pre-internet companies had one or more attempts to go through it. We might even agree that is imperative to transform all businesses, from small to the large enterprises. What remains yet to be clarified is what digital transformation actually means for every organization in particular. And that's no surprise because the name itself is somewhat deceiving... But more on that topic in a minute. First, let's take a step back and have a look at why this subject is discussed so much? Something ...