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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 21:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 09/2019
 

Week 09/2019

 

Hirnforscher Gerald Hüther: Mitarbeiter brauchen einen tieferen Sinn, keinen Kickertisch
01.03.2019
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 ...
 
Transformationstheater - Beitrag zur Blogparade des Projektmagazins
01.03.2019
Agile Transformationen sind häufig nur Theater. Leider. Und das halte ich sogar für ausgesprochen gefährlich! Mein Beitrag zur Blogparade des Projektmagazins. Rückblick Ja, ich habe mal wieder monatelang nicht gebloggt. Noch nicht einmal anlässlich meines ersten Buches, das ich gemeinsam mit Olaf Hinz geschrieben habe und letztes Jahr erschien: #PM2025 - Projekte. Gut. Machen. Mit 7 Thesen (und 49 ganz konkreten Ansätzen) zur Zukunft der Projektarbeit. Warum also gerade jetzt? Ganz einfach: Das Projektmagazin hat zur Blogparade aufgerufen und Olaf hat ...
 
We don't need another hero
01.03.2019
People in leadership positions are very busy -- too busy it seems. "CEOs attend an endless stream of meetings, each of which can be totally different from the one before and the one that follows. Their sheer number and variety is a defining feature of the top job. On average, the leaders in our study had 37 meetings of assorted lengths in any given week and spent 72% of their total work time in meetings." -- HBR 2018-07 But being busy makes them feel important -- perhaps even heroic. "Many of us can get caught up acting like heroes, not from power drives, ...
 
Purposeful Evolution: Creating an Ethical, Prosperous Future
01.03.2019
More often than not, we fall into the trap of trying to predict and anticipate the future, forgetting that the future is up to us to envision and create. In the words of Buckminster Fuller, "We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims." But how, exactly, do we create a "good" future? What does such a future look like to begin with? In Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution, Tom Lombardo analytically deconstructs how we can flourish in the flow of evolution and create a prosperous future for humanity. Scientifically informed, ...
 
Serendipity und First Principles Thinking
01.03.2019
Innovationen, wie sie entstehen und was sie bewirken ist ein Thema, das mich nicht loslässt. Meine Reise nach Afrika ins Silicon Savannah im Januar 2019 hat mir wieder vor Augen geführt, wie viel einfacher Innovationen entstehen, wenn noch keine Strukturen vorhanden sind. Andererseits: Wieviele Innovationen hätten wir in Deutschland nicht, wenn nicht harte gesetzliche Vorgaben die Industrie dazu gezwungen hätte, fast schon brutal neue Dinge zu erfinden. Der Katalysator oder die LED Lampe zählen dazu, um nur zwei Beispiele zu nennen. In Deutschland kocht ...
 
Die herkömmlichen Organigramme müssen endlich weg
28.02.2019
Im Kern ist das Wettrennen zwischen klassischen Unternehmen und den neuen Top-Playern der Wirtschaft keins um die bessere Idee, sondern eins um das bessere Organisationsmodell. Denn Innovationen brauchen ein passendes Umfeld. Doch klassische Unternehmen bleiben pyramidalen Strukturen verhaftet, die aus dem tiefsten letzten Jahrhundert stammen. Schauen wir uns zunächst geradeheraus an, wie pyramidale Systeme grundkonzipiert sind: Der Geschäftsführer, Vorstand beziehungsweise CEO steht abgehoben weit oben, dies wird durch Attribute wie Macht und ein exzessives ...
 
Agile Prinzipien sind zum Scheitern verurteilt
28.02.2019
Softwareentwicklung, aber noch umfassender gesehen die gesamte Digitalisierung, beruht auf den Prinzipien des agilen Manifests. Doch eines zeigt sich: Trotz der umfassenden Weiterentwicklungen spricht man davon, dass die agile Bewegung gescheitert ist.[1] Warum: weil die Prinzipien agilen Arbeitens mehr verlangen als das, was die meisten Unternehmen und deren Management bereit sind, dafür einzusetzen. Echte Agilität betrifft auch die Führungskräfte der Unternehmen. Doch diese Gruppe und die damit verbundenen Organisationsstrukturen, ohne jetzt einen ...
 
The Way We Work Is Broken. Here's The Evidence.
28.02.2019
A big part of our job is to increase awareness: awareness of global workplace pioneers (through our Bucket List), and how they're changing organizations for the better. To show where they are, how they work, and how they have transformed. It's also important to highlight what does not work--to help everyone understand that many organizations are broken. Without that awareness, change isn't going to happen. In this post we provide convincing and painful data that show many of today's workplaces are just not working. This is ammunition to help you get ...
 
How to Fine-Tune Your Digital Workplace for the Optimal Employee Experience
28.02.2019
Many organizations have diverse employee populations, with people from different generations and cultural backgrounds who have varying digital proficiency levels. Digital aptitudes vary widely among employees of even the most modern companies. For instance, while some employees may feel uncomfortable with the concept of "working out loud" on a digital platform, others feel empowered by it. Some people might prefer to engage in siloed conversations as they develop their ideas, while others may want to openly brainstorm and iterate with broader groups ...
 
Why do so many incompetent men win at work?
28.02.2019
A new book suggests data can highlight modest, team-focused leaders of both sexes. "Women are better leaders," says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. "I am not neutral on this. I am sexist in favour of women. Women have better people skills, more altruistic, better able to control their impulses. They outperform men in university at graduate and undergraduate levels." This subject is explored in his new book, Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It). In it, he writes that "traits like overconfidence and self-absorption should be seen ...
 
Lean Leadership: Befähigen statt belehren
27.02.2019
Vieles lässt sich aus dem Lean Management lernen: Den Wert für den Kunden verstehen, dann davon ausgehend den Wertstrom identifizieren und den Fluss optimieren, um unnötigen Aufwand zu vermeiden und nicht zuletzt für eine kontinuierliche Verbesserung sorgen. Dabei geht aber nicht nur um die Anwendung von anderen und besseren Methoden, sondern ganz wesentlich um eine andere Führungskultur. Gerne vergessen wird nämlich der Respekt für die Menschen als die zweite Säule des Toyota Wegs. Im Zentrum von Lean Management steht der Mensch als wesentlicher Erfolgsfaktor ...
 
Top-Manager - macht euch frei! Schafft euch Raum und den anderen einen Rahmen!
27.02.2019
Es kann durchaus sein, dass ich zu ungeduldig bin. Einen großen Teil meines Lebens warte ich nun schon darauf, dass sich die Art wie wir Unternehmen führen und Organisationen gestalten insoweit verbessert, als die darin steckenden Potenziale endlich und tatsächlich genutzt werden können. Ich bin selbst zu lange mit angezogenen Handbremse durch mein Berufsleben gefahren und genieße, bei allem Stress, den dies manchmal bedeutet, heute sehr, Gas geben und die Möglichkeiten bewusster ausschöpfen zu können. Klar, manchmal gelingt das auch in den heutigen ...
 
Connecting organizational silos: Working Out Loud
27.02.2019
Do you know what it is like to work in a company, where you contribute instead of criticise, where you share instead of hide, where you build meaningful networks instead of hierarchy? Last year, I joined the Social Collaboration Summit in Zurich and met John Stepper. John was on stage and talked about his own story. He had spent three decades of his life working for big companies. He saw a lot of people being disengaged if not unhappy. Many talked about collaboration and culture, but in reality they were competing with each other. He saw a huge waste ...
 
New Research Shows Explosive Growth in Corporate Learning: Our Biggest Challenge? Time.
27.02.2019
Once again LinkedIn released an important study in the 2019 LinkedIn Learning Report. And among many findings I want to point out, the most important is simple. The #1 thing holding people back from learning is time. Which means its your job as a business or HR leader to "give people more time." Let me cite a few important findings. The L&D market is growing explosively Digital learning has won us over Training by internal experts is overtaking vendor content Soft Skills matter more than tech skills Leadership Development remains a challenge People ...
 
The Dirty Secret of Enterprise Search: It's All About Good Content
27.02.2019
One thing never fails to surprise me whenever I work on implementing intranet or enterprise search in a large organization: a lot of people think search engines are some kind of magic, and believe they should be able to find their content "just like Google." My good friend and CMSWire contributor Martin White has been saying this for years -- you need a team of people to provide good enterprise search capabilities. He has detailed the make-up of such a team and the individual roles in his book "Enterprise Search." White is also a member of "The Search ...
 
Employees First, Customer Second
27.02.2019
Now here is a revolutionary idea: employees first! Aren't they the greatest resource of a company? Isn't it time companies and managers started thinking that way? I just had a comment yesterday from a manager that said, "Employees are nothing more than a cost of doing business." What an archaic viewpoint. Multiple research suggests employees engagement is less than in the past. Unfortunately, the "employee experience" isn't that good in many places. It certainly could be a lot better. Check it out and look up any company on Indeed and ...
 
Making the invisible visible
27.02.2019
How network analysis can lead to more successful organizational redesigns. Organizational network analysis (ONA) can help leaders understand the formal and informal networks in their company and might provide critical insights leading to more successful organizational redesign and business performance. Today, nine out of 10 companies are exploring organizational redesign,1 often breaking down functional silos and replacing them with cross-functional collaboration models in an effort to better drive innovation, speed, customer value, and operational efficiency. ...
 
Wie viele Führungsebenen braucht man wirklich?
26.02.2019
Audi baut eine ganze Führungsetage ab - wie verändert das Organisation und Kultur? Professor Jens Grundei von der Quadriga Hochschule klärt auf. Audis neuer Vorstandsvorsitzender Bram Schot hat letzte Woche beschlossen, jede zehnte Führungsposition zu streichen. Was ist los bei Audi? Jens Grundei: Ja, es soll nach Medienberichten eine ganze Führungsebene wegfallen. Im Vordergrund der offiziellen Begründung stehen die Erhöhung der Effizienz durch Kostensenkung und ein Kulturwandel hin zu mehr Dynamik. Wie ist dieser Schritt aus organisationstheoretischer ...
 
Was eine moderne Führungskraft mit Brückenbau zu tun hat
26.02.2019
Die Führungskräfte, die wir heute brauchen, sind Brückenbauer. Ihre Hauptaufgabe besteht darin, die Menschen dazu zu bringen, besser zusammenzuarbeiten und gemeinsam gute Entscheidungen zu treffen, damit das Unternehmen als Ganzes die Zukunft erreicht. Solche modernen Führungskräfte agieren interaktiv und dialogisch, mehr fragend als sagend, auf Augenhöhe statt über Autorität. Die operativen Entscheidungen liegen nicht mehr beim Anführer alten Stils, dem disziplinarischen Vorgesetzten (was für ein Wortungetüm), sondern im jeweiligen (agilen) Team, was ...
 
We all need an inner circle
26.02.2019
Work has always been about who you know, more than what you know. That's why the rich and powerful send their children to elite schools. It's not about the education but rather the connections. We still fool ourselves that a capitalist economy is a meritocracy -- which any marginalized group can attest is false. However, the emerging network era and its democratization of media is giving voice to more of these groups. I have advocated for retrieving gender balance in our organizations as the controlled linearity of the written and printed word -- patriarchal ...
 
Beware: This Hippo Kills Your Company!
26.02.2019
Many traditional workplaces are threatened by HiPPOs. We're not talking about big animals here. We are talking about HiPPO as the acronym for Highest Paid Person's Opinion. What does this mean? It means decisions are often made by deferring to the opinion of the person with the highest pay grade. Simply, we tend to overlook the content of an issue to please the most senior person in the room. This is the HiPPO effect. And it causes real harm. The HiPPO effect A study at the Rotterdam School of Management found that projects led by junior managers had ...
 
One Human at a Time - 10 Lessons Learnt From Changing Organizations
26.02.2019
"Each one of us is responsible to all others for everything". Dostoevsky's message, carved into a wall at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, reminds us that everything is connected. That no individual can abdicate their conscience or find excuses in the collective. Each and everyone's actions have consequences. It is easy to go with the flow, to keep ourselves busy, to navel gaze and to raise all the good reasons for which things cannot change. It is easy, but in doing so, we are complicit of bad systems. Bad systems waste ...
 
Fauler Zauber
25.02.2019
Wolf Lotter fragt: Seid ihr schon alle digitalisiert - oder habt ihr noch alle Tassen im Schrank? Um zu verstehen, was läuft, macht es manchmal Sinn, stehenzubleiben und sich umzusehen. Im Jahr 1949 dreht der französische Regisseur und Schauspieler Jacques Tati seinen ersten Kinofilm, Jour de fête, auf Deutsch Tatis Schützenfest. In ein Dorf kommt der Fortschritt an, und zwar in Form einer Kinovorführung im Wirtshaus. Dort wird ein Film über das amerikanische Postwesen gezeigt. Diese Post ist, so sieht man, in der Lage, Briefe und Pakete mit irrem Tempo ...
 
True leadership. Made transparant by social technologies.
25.02.2019
"We would like to organise a session about how to participate in online communities. Target audience: managers." This message from a member working at the European Commission triggered me. The following questions popped up in my head: 1/ Hierarchical differences seem to blur in online communities. Why would an organisation schedule a session just for managers? 2/ If there was to be a significant difference in online behaviour between employees and managers, then what would managers do differently? 3/ How could managers benefit from a strong online presence? ...
 
The Collaboration Blind Spot
25.02.2019
A few years ago, the leaders of a multibillion-dollar energy systems company, which I'll call EnerPac, decided to offer an after-sales service plan for one of its products. The new plan promised to generate a sizable new revenue stream and was strategically important for the company. The key to success would be figuring out how to integrate the service plan seamlessly with the sales process. And the best way to make that happen, the company's leaders knew, would be to bring people from the sales and service departments together and ask them to collaborate. ...
 
10 Ways to Effectively Communicate in the Workplace
25.02.2019
"It's not what you say, but how you say it." Effective communication is the most important quality in a leader. Among other things, good communication skills are the grounds to distinguish a weak leader from a strong one. You can never be a good leader if you don't know how to communicate with your staff effectively. After all, the job of a leader is to lead people, and you cannot really do that properly without effective communication. Effective communication is the way to eliminate misunderstandings and put everyone's efforts in sync to achieve common ...
 
4 Roles For HR In The Agile Transition
25.02.2019
Under pressure of the current paradigm shift we are reinventing and redesigning the way we organize work. Although many business (transition) leaders tell me that their HR team is not involved (yet) or that they don't see HR playing a leading role in this (I strongly disagree!), it is good to see that there are HR pioneers out there thinking about the organization (structure) of the future, redesigning current HR tools to better fit the changing needs of their customers, experimenting with agile ways of working in HR practices and reinventing HR's own ...