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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 10 May 2019 21:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 19/2019
 

Week 19/2019

 

Gemeinsam ist das neue Top-down!
10.05.2019
Wow... Ich bin noch immer überwältigt von 256 Teilnehmern (m)einer Onlinebefragung unter dem Titel zum "Zusammen - Zuversicht - Zukunft". Ich habe hier und hier ja schon ein paar der Zwischenergebnisse und Insights berichtet. Endlich habe ich auch die Resultate insgesamt analysieren und interpretieren können und ich muss sagen: Es tut sich etwas! Doch, mehr als das: Es muss sich auch etwas tun! Denn - soweit meine Interpretation der Daten - es hat sich in den Unternehmen ein Graben zwischen den unterschiedlichen Ebenen aufgetan, dessen Ursachen dringend ...
 
Weniger Arbeit - gleicher Lohn
10.05.2019
Ideen für die Jobs der Zukunft. Weniger arbeiten und trotzdem das Gleiche verdienen? Das ist der Traum vieler Menschen, die 38 oder mehr Stunden wöchentlich zur Arbeit gehen. Aber können Unternehmen rentabel wirtschaften und trotzdem auf den Wunsch der Mitarbeiter nach mehr freier Zeit bei gleichem Lohn eingehen? "plan b" zeigt Unternehmen in Schweden und Deutschland, die erfolgreich neue Arbeitszeitmodelle ausprobieren. Als einer der ersten Arbeitgeber probierte ein Krankenhaus in Göteborg die Umstellung: In der Orthopädie-Abteilung der Universitätsklinik ...
 
Projekte stehen in der Regel für Mittelmaß
10.05.2019
Folgende Beobachtungen mache ich immer wieder beim Aufsetzen und Durchführen von Projekten. Es besteht eine Idee zu neuen Produkten, Prozessen etc. Man hat ein Ziel vor Augen, welches man erreichen möchte. Dann werden Projekte initiiert, die in dieses Ziel hinein arbeiten. In dem Moment, wo begonnen wird zu teilen, entstehen Silos und das Silodenken bekommt Nährboden. Der Mitarbeiter, der für ein bestimmtes Projekt als Projektleiter eingeteilt wird, hat mit der Ernennung nur noch sein Projekt im Fokus. Hat man zu Beginn der Idee noch den Mehrwert im ...
 
re:publica 2019: Die deutsche Netzgemeinde diskutiert, liefert aber nicht
10.05.2019
Mehr Zeit für Langformen, Kleingedrucktes und Fußnoten: Die 13. Ausgabe der re:publica in Berlin stand in diesem Jahr unter dem Motto tl;dr - der Slang-Abkürzung für "too long; didn`t read". Wir von doubleYUU haben das Festival besucht und sehen viele Bezugspunkte für Unternehmen in der Digitalen Transformation. Für drei Tage diskutierte die sogenannte Netzgemeinde in Berlin über wichtige Digital-Fragen unserer Zeit: Es ging darum, ob und wie man die Macht der großen Tech-Companies brechen beziehungsweise regulieren sollte. Es ging darum, wie unsere ...
 
Digital Workplace Futures
10.05.2019
Introduction We've come a long way! At PostShift, we like to think of ourselves as pioneers of the digital revolution for the enterprise, and we're able to do so thanks to our origins as Headshift. In April 2003, Lee wrote the Headshift manifesto that called for businesses to be smarter, simpler and social, thanks to the enabling power of this new technology. Headshift went on to develop a reputation as leading experts in social business, remaining on the front line as the technology evolved and transformational opportunities increased. We have continued ...
 
How to Get Your To-Do List Done When You're Always in Meetings
10.05.2019
Each morning, you emphatically write at the top of your to-do list, "Work on presentation!" Perhaps you even underline it a time or two for emphasis. But at the end of the day, your resolve has turned to dismay: yet again, you spent most of your time in meetings. And when you had a bit of time between them, you didn't make any progress on your presentation. So you keep waiting for the "perfect time" to sit down and knock out the whole project in one go. But meetings keep interfering and your presentation languishes on your to-do list, weighing heavily ...
 
Digitalisierung? Gibt es garnicht!
09.05.2019
Über ein Phänomen Namens "Digitalisierung", das es eigentlich garnicht gibt. "Wir stecken mitten drin in der Digitalisierung!". "Wir haben eine ganze Menge neuer Herausforderungen zu bewältigen!" - diese und ähnliche Aussagen hört und liest man derzeit immer wieder. Digitalisierung - eine gewaltige Umstellung von analog zu digital. Aus Papier werden Bits und Bytes. So wirkt es zumindest. Komisch nur, dass dies gerade JETZT über uns alle hinweg zu rollen scheint wie eine große alles umwerfende Welle. Ist das wirklich so? Ist die Digitalisierung wie ein ...
 
New Economy - angeblich überbewertet, aber wie Blindgänger noch immer explosionsgefährlich
09.05.2019
Die Medien haben sich in Bezug auf die Aussagen des Juso-Vorsitzenden Kevin Kühnert überschlagen. Kühnert ist der Meinung, dass es an der Zeit wäre, Firmen - wie beispielsweise BMW - zu kollektivieren, um der zu starken Zentrierung von Macht und Gewinn Einhalt zu gebieten. So fasse ich es zumindest auf, wenn ich das, was die Medien über das Interview mit Kühnert schreiben, reflektiere. Vielleicht meinte es Kühnert tatsächlich genauso, wie es durch die Medienlandschaft ging. Doch JournalistInnen haben Kühnert auch gezielt zu bestimmten Aussagen gedrängt. ...
 
9 Components Your Digital Workplace Platform Should Have
09.05.2019
With digital transformation either initiated or completed in most enterprises, many are looking to consolidate their gains with a digital workplace platform. There are many different elements to consider, such as what enterprises should be looking for in a digital workplace platform and what they should expect to achieve with it. In the middle of last year, the Gartner 2018 Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace (subscription required) listed six technologies that are set to reach mainstream business adoption in the next 2 to 5 years, and a seventh, speech ...
 
Startup Lessons for Transformations: Resistance Builds Better Change
09.05.2019
The deafening silence some startups face is particularly frustrating because working in a vacuum means little information available for determining how to move forward and progress. And this is a key insight from startup thinking: learning is the fuel required for growth. For any information, whether it be resistance, criticism, praise etc. to be considered feedback, it must be taken as a basis for improvement. The key word is "taken", because this is an act of the receiver not of the sender. Resistance can be taken as food for improvement or rejected ...
 
Communicating Change, a double-edged sword
09.05.2019
This is a post about Change Communication, the second topic of the 2019 #changeblogchallenge, started by heather Stagl and Jennifer Frahm for the enlightenment and entertainment of the global change community. Comms is the most diverse and powerful tool available to a change manager, but like with any tool, if you don't handle it properly, it becomes a double-edged sword and people can get seriously hurt. My favourite thing to say about change is that there can be comms without change, but no change without comms. Yet, professional communication is even ...
 
Keep Your Company's Toxic Culture from Infecting Your Team
09.05.2019
Sometimes even well-intended managers act in ways that they're ashamed of. Take Jan, for example. Jan is known for his slightly off-key and mildly insulting humor -- it's even been noted as one of his strengths. He gets the laughs. But he's told me that he cringes every time he makes a joke at someone else's expense. He despises the fact that his behavior directly contradicts his personal values. And yet he continues. Then there's Marty, who is lauded for her ability to pick the "right" person for a job. Deep in her heart, though, Marty is ashamed of ...
 
Return on Vernetzung? Was Euch in der alten Arbeitswelt nicht weiter brachte, wird Euch in der neuen Arbeitswelt noch weniger weit bringen...
08.05.2019
Not invented here, ZDF und andere Stolpersteine digitaler Transformation Das Programm des Kunden lautet: "Agil, Innovativ, einfach machen": Am Reißbrett entwerfen Bereichsleiter und HR Chef gemeinsam ein Paket von Maßnahmen. "Das machen wir selbst", sagen die Bereichsleiter.... Eine Mitarbeiterin nimmt das Programm gleich wörtlich und experimentiert derweil unter dem Radar mit sozialen Lernformaten und #VoneinanderMiteinander lernen. Ich begleite freundschaftlich pro bono, denn Budget gibt es keines für Undercover-Aktivitäten. Aber wenn es klappt, dann ...
 
Digital Workplace Platforms in 2019 - Where's the Innovation?
08.05.2019
Every year, industry leaders predict how technology will augment the digital workplace, heightening awareness and setting the stage for new advancements. Around the globe, companies of all sizes increasingly recognize the need for digital transformation, yet many are struggling to instill an efficient digital workplace. The first quarter of 2019 has already passed us by, and the scene hasn't changed much. Businesses striving toward agility are picking up new tools to adapt to an evolving economy, but aren't experiencing the promised results. ...
 
Naming of Parts: What Taxonomies Bring to Enterprise Search
08.05.2019
One of my favorite poems is "Naming of Parts," written in 1942 by the English poet Henry Reed. Every time I hear it I immediately start thinking about taxonomies. Taxonomies can play a very important role in delivering high relevance results. As an illustration: you have been told to specify an aluminum bronze for a component in your production line. Aluminum bronze is not an aluminum alloy but a copper alloy with typically 8 to 11% aluminum along with nickel and iron. It might also be specified as BS2874 or CA104. Whatever the name, it is an example ...
 
How to Move Your Organization from Fear to Fearlessness
08.05.2019
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. ...
 
We're Going To Tackle Our Culture When...
08.05.2019
"Our softening sales rebound. We can't afford to be distracted now." "This merger goes through. We're at a very delicate stage in our negotiations." "We get through this round of layoffs. Morale is going to take a hit for a while." "We get this new technology platform implemented. Our transformation agenda is losing momentum and that's a real worry." "We get the go-ahead from HQ. We're really not able to address this without their sign-off." "We end the current feud with our Union. They're obstinately refusing to budge on key items." "We've worked out ...
 
Create Your Rebel Alliance
08.05.2019
"Change happens one lunch table at a time," Carmen has often said referring to her informal Rebel Alliance at the CIA. The point is that to move new ideas forward at work we need help from others. We can't do it alone. The best "experts" on how to make change and move new ideas forward in our organizations are almost always the people in our organizations. The people inside know how the organization really works. The hidden gatekeepers. The risks and trends the execs are secretly obsessing about. How to streamline contracts through Purchasing and Legal. ...
 
Why our Digital Transformation also needs the new approach to Performance and Development
07.05.2019
In the traditional business environment it was normal to define the performance and development goals for a year, having a sound and well defined process and just adjust sometimes when really necessary. Nowadays it's different! Transformation and transformational changes are not a project any longer, it's daily reality. It's no longer to move from A to B. New business opportunities emerge every day. New solutions are needed and offered by big corporates and small startups every week. Some call it #VUCA world, many call it the "Age of #digital #transformation" ...
 
LIKEs are more than just appreciation!
07.05.2019
On various channels I asked what a like or comment in the ESN (Enterprise Social Network) means. The background was the questions asked by managers who are increasingly using these tools, but could not find any deeper meaning in this particular "feature". I found it exciting that almost all comments "only" cited the naturally extremely important reason "appreciation". Perhaps it would be advisable to read the topic "Feedback" as an introduction: Feedback = Engagement My experience and use of ESN with diverse, global networks in projects, initiatives ...
 
Many individuals spend time self-learning; but most organisations don't provide time for it
07.05.2019
In my previous article, So how much time do you spend self-learning? I explained that many individuals now recognise the need to spend time each week on some planned learning. By that I meant not just relying on the natural learning that happens as they do their jobs, but making a conscious effort to spend some dedicated time learning for their own purposes. This might take place in order to solve a performance problem, to keep up to date with what is happening in their industry or profession, or to acquire a new body of knowledge or skills to prepare ...
 
Change Communication - the old and new
07.05.2019
It's been almost 9 years to the date since I published my first blog post on change communication "So just what is change communication" And in response to the #changeblogchallenge that Heather Stagl and I set up - this quarter needs to cover the same topic and it has to be new thinking. So I thought I'd look at what has changed in the world of change communication in the last 10 years. The answer? Well, there's a hell of a lot that's new. Curiously, there's also not so much that's changed. The new So much competing information Hyper-fragmented channels ...
 
Meetings, bloody meetings
07.05.2019
My introduction to organizing meetings was in the military, where different types of meetings had standard structures. The Orders Format was something any officer could recite from memory. During officer training we were shown the 1976 John Cleese film, which was updated in 1993 -- Meetings, Bloody Meetings. Cleese, a manager, is convicted in a dream of the following: Chairing without due thought & preparation. Failure to signal your intentions for the meeting. Negligent ordering of the agenda & criminal misallocation of time. Not being in full ...
 
Cross-Silo Leadership
07.05.2019
Though most executives recognize the importance of breaking down silos to help people collaborate across boundaries, they struggle to make it happen. That's understandable: It is devilishly difficult. Think about your own relationships at work--the people you report to and those who report to you, for starters. Now consider the people in other functions, units, or geographies whose work touches yours in some way. Which relationships get prioritized in your day-to-day job? We've posed that question to managers, engineers, salespeople, and consultants ...
 
Machen Slack, Teams und Co. alles nur noch schlimmer?
06.05.2019
"Job software like Teams, Slack, and Workplace were supposed to make us more productive. They haven't." - über How Slack impacts workplace productivity - Vox Ein provokatives Statement. Und (für mich) noch provokativer liest man bei Vowe: "Maybe someday we will find out that Enterprise Social Networks were a terrible idea as well." - über vowe dot net Da fange ich als ein Fan von Enterprise Social Networks zugegebenermaßen schon an zu zucken. Aber die Herausforderung ist da und ich habe sie in meinem Beitrag zum Collaboration-Paradoxon angesprochen: ...
 
Corporate Community Manager_innen - Multitalente in der (digitalen) Unternehmenskommunikation
06.05.2019
New Work geht nicht ohne digitale Medien. Immer mehr Unternehmen installieren deshalb Enterprise Social Networkplattformen (ESN) und organisieren interne Projekte über Tools wie Slack, Mattermost oder MS Teams. Oftmals ergänzen Lernmanagementsysteme die Unternehmenskommunikation und stellen arbeitsbegleitend Lernangebote zur Verfügung. Die Einführung und Etablierung dieser digitalen Kommunikations- und Lernplattformen sind nie ein reines IT-Projekt. Immer geht es darum Menschen zu begeistern, Lust auf das Neue zu machen, Ängste und Hemmungen abzubauen, ...
 
How can one identify a company with a knowledge management problem?
06.05.2019
All companies have knowledge management problems. Here are some examples of typical challenges: Bad decisions: Poor decisions are made, it takes too long to make decisions, or it is impossible to make decisions. The impact is lost business, missed opportunities, and reduced profits. Poor search capability: It's hard to find relevant information and resources when needed. As a result, people waste time searching, and can't take advantage of information which exists but can't be located. Reinventing the wheel: Employees have to start from scratch each ...
 
Looking at the Evolution of Microsoft Search
06.05.2019
Microsoft's approach to enterprise search has changed over time. Its previous focus on locating documents and files in monolithic enterprise repositories and intranets has switched to encompass an ecosystem of applications, platforms and components. As businesses increasingly moved their data from on premises to the cloud, the vision of what enterprise search also had to change. It's common for teams today to have data across a variety of repositories -- including data located outside of the Microsoft ecosystem -- which need to be supported ...
 
Effective Change Communications
06.05.2019
Effective change communication is more than exchanging information. It's about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. A good change practitioner focuses on the consistency and quality of messaging. The right senders deliver the right messages at the right time to improve the experience of the change for those impacted by the change. Clarity is critical Change leadership is an important sender Gather collective feedback and input Heed the pyramid of communication Switch up methods and repeat key messages [...] ...
 
Cross cultural conflict? Use the anthropologist's map!
06.05.2019
Dealing with people with diverse cultures and backgrounds has always represented a thrilling and fascinating opportunity to open up a window toward a whole different world. During my previous work experience training people onboard cruise ships, I have worked with more than 70 different nationalities, sharing the same roof, the same spaces, the same longing for being at home, the same sense of adventure and desire to discover new ports. Wandering along the iron corridors of the ship, asif I were an anthropologist, I collected countless episodes of different ...