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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 24 May 2019 23:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 21/2019
 

Week 21/2019

 

Working Out Loud wird Erwachsen & wird Teil unserer BizDevOps Transformation
24.05.2019
Wir, das Working Out Loud Kernteam bei BMW (Ilona Libal, Marielouise Mieschner, Fabian Bayer, Alex Hörber, Andreas Schorn, Jasper-John Wendenburg, Norbert Zeßel), haben eine sehr gute Nachricht zu Working Out Loud. Working Out Loud wird eine offizielle Methode der Agilen Transformation bei BMW. Das BizDevOps Transformation Team bei BMW und das IT Changemanagement haben den Auftrag bekommen, Working Out Loud von einer Graswurzelbewegung in die Linie zu überführen. Was heißt das konkret? Working Out Loud kann ab sofort von jedem Interessierten im Rahmen ...
 
What do we mean by an Org OS?
24.05.2019
"The greatest challenge for today's leaders is how to upgrade their organisation's operating system." This is how we frame the conversation about organisational change and the role of digital transformation on our newly-updated website, so I thought I would explain our thinking. Firstly, the term digital transformation has been stretched so far that it covers anything from social media to robot process automation, and many organisations who talk about it are still in the realm of 'put an app on it!' rather than seriously addressing the organisational ...
 
Reinventing Organizations - Reimagining the Constructs
24.05.2019
We are on the cusp of a massive transformation. Humanity is at a fork in the road. And everything depends on the choices we make today. No individual, organization, or industry is immune from it. The world, as we knew it, is literally and metaphorically dissolving before our eyes. The old paradigms are disintegrating faster than we can comprehend. We are on the edge of tremendous opportunity as well as heart-shattering loss. In the face of this chaos, I believe our organizations today have the power, capacity, and reach to wreak havoc or to heal the ...
 
Understanding Fake Agile
24.05.2019
I was recently asked by a major corporation to give a talk on "fake agile." They wanted me to explain what it is, how to identify it and how to deal with it. The request led me to give some thought to the many varieties of the beast, the reasons for its emergence and the prospects of taming, containing it, or turning it into the real thing. The request is understandable. Some instances of supposedly agile management have as much relation to real Agile as someone wearing flamenco costumes and talking about flamenco, without having mastered flamenco dance ...
 
Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
24.05.2019
A number of health systems have scored impressive gains in improving outcomes and patient satisfaction and lower costs by applying the Toyota Production System (TPS) to redesign "lean" clinical and administrative processes, eliminating waste and boosting quality. But in all too many cases, when the leader who championed TPS left his or her organization, these efforts began slipping. We know this firsthand: This happened at Wisconsin-based ThedaCare. When one of us (John Toussaint) left in 2008, its performance in terms of quality (as measured by the ...
 
Unternehmen sind die Keimzellen für die Zukunft
23.05.2019
Das deutsche Grundgesetz wird 70, die alte Dame wäre heute damit längst in Rente, doch es scheint, als hätte sie uns noch immer etwas zu sagen. Und richtig. Allein, wenn ich mir die ersten Artikel ansehe, gehen mir gleich ein paar Dinge durch den Kopf, an denen wir weiterhin arbeiten könnten und sollten. Ich glaube fest daran, dass nicht nur Eigentum, sondern auch Unternehmertum, auch ohne Eigentum, verpflichtet. Jeder, der Teil eines Unternehmens ist beeinflusst dessen Haltungs- und Kulturmuster und nimmt damit ganz direkten Einfluss auf Haltung und ...
 
Schöne neue Arbeitswelt - nur wie kommen wir hin?
23.05.2019
Schon wieder ein Buch über New Work, muss das sein? "Brave New Work" von Aaron Dignan, Gründer der Beratungsfirma The Ready, hat sich an das populäre Thema herangewagt. Mit Aldous Huxleys "Brave New World" hat das neue Managementbuch des New Yorker Beraters eine utopische Weltsicht gemeinsam: der Glaube an die Gestaltungsfähigkeit von Zukunft. Während Huxley jedoch ein finsteres Morgen zeichnet, geht Dignans Gedankenexperiment gut aus. Was hieße es für Wettbewerb, wenn jede Organisation New Work leben würde? Wie könnten sich Arbeitgeber dann noch unterscheiden? ...
 
Post #999 - How to have Meaningful Work Conversations Online
23.05.2019
I invited suggestions for the last posts before the 1000th post on this blog and Cai Kjaer suggested the great topic of how to have meaningful work conversations online. This is a topic that has been underexplored so let's dive into a long post to breakdown some of the elements and suggestions how to improve the interactions in your community. I don't propose that this is a comprehensive response to the topic. What follows is my tools and approaches for managing meaningful online conversations. If all you want is a short post with some tools for conversations ...
 
8 Tips for Improving Change Management in an Evolving Workplace
23.05.2019
It goes without saying that organizations want to establish new, more productive ways of working. However, actually executing this remains a problem. A Gartner report this month found that by 2021 only about 25% of medium and large organizations will "successfully target new ways of working in 80% of their initiatives." Gartner referred to distributed decision-making, virtual and remote work and redesigned physical workspaces as some of the ways organizations are trying to establishing those new ways of working. Be an 'Orchestrator of Change' Adoption ...
 
5 Steps To A Progressive Organizational Structure
23.05.2019
"The bottom of the pyramid is...the biggest opportunity for innovation in business models." When C.K. Prahalad wrote 'Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid' in 2004, his focus was on commercial opportunities serving large populations in emerging countries. After visiting 100+ progressive companies around the world, we argue this concept is also valid in most organizations. Frontline employees at the 'bottom of the pyramid' have been neglected, leaving enormous untapped potential in traditional organizations. The familiar hierarchical pyramid The pyramid ...
 
McKinsey Studie: Digitalisierung erfordert digitale Mitarbeiter Kompetenzen
22.05.2019
Laut McKinsey Studie "Skill Shift -- Automation and the Future of the Workforce" werden Unternehmen bis zum Jahr 2030 neue Anforderungen an Mitarbeiter stellen. Die Nachfrage nach technischem Fachwissen wird dramatisch steigen. Die Automatisierung verlangt mehr Sozialkompetenzen und Kreativität. In Deutschland werden künftig immer weniger Jobs mit händisch-motorischen Fertigkeiten erforderlich sein, weil Automatisierung und künstliche Intelligenz den Arbeitsalltag und Kompetenzen dramatisch verändern werden. Bis 2030 wird der Anteil der Arbeit, der technisches ...
 
Von Human Resources zu Human Relations - 5 Thesen zur Zukunft von HR
22.05.2019
tl;dr ... ernsthaft? Den inspirierenden und fundierten Diskurs zur Zukunft der HR Rolle auf der #NextAct 2019 und auf der Kienbaum #PPLCON habe ich zum Anlass genommen, meine Thesen zur Zukunft von #HR zu vertiefen - ein Danke an alle kontroversen Mitdenker in meinen Live Sessions und drum herum! 5 Thesen zur Zukunft von HR sind auch mein Beitrag zur Blogparade #AgileDeadOrAlive #ConnectedHR Ich sehe die Gedanken im größeren Kontext als Beitrag zur Diskussion rund um den exponentiellen gesellschaftlichen Wandel, inmitten dessen wir uns gerade befinden ...
 
The battle of the tools! MS Teams, Whatsapp, Slack, Yammer and Workplace. Who wins the war?
22.05.2019
"Do not allow tools to invade your mailbox. They act like imperialist warriors eager to extend their territory. Disable their notifications." That's what I wrote two years ago in the book Social Technologies in Business. The metaphor of war still applies today. More and more tools are trying to extend their territory and some of them are even fighting against each other. What are the consequences of this proliferation of tools and for the way our work gets done? I still am an ardent evangelizer of social, but I am not blind to the fact organisations ...
 
Internal Communications In Time Of Change
22.05.2019
The biggest challenge for any internal communications team is dealing with the many fluctuations within the larger organization, such as corrections in strategy, adjustments in tactics, changes in management, modifications in the markets, and so forth. That said, this challenge is just a constant and predictable one. Trying to hit a moving target is part of the internal communications job! And, of course, the larger the organization, the more complex that challenge becomes. One additional level of difficulty comes with measuring the impact. The external ...
 
Learning is the New Way of Working
22.05.2019
Do you still remember? The participants were invited to a 4 star hotel and spoiled with all comforts. The wellness and gourmet offer made the training an important VIP event. In light-flooded seminar rooms, care was taken to ensure that everyone was neatly placed in U-format with their nametag. Eloquent lecturers have taken on the difficult task of developing attention and respect in the room with innovative slights. The daily group work was the highlight of the day. In recent years, companies have steadily grown their own understanding of the learning ...
 
Return on Vernetzung?
21.05.2019
(Weiter-)Bildung stellt für Unternehmen eine Investition dar, bei der Ressourcen langfristig eingesetzt werden, um ein bestimmtes unternehmerisches Ziel zu erreichen. Bewertet werden Investitionen dabei normalerweise anhand ihrer Auswirkungen auf Mehrkosten, Umsatz und Profitabilität. Aber passen Lernen und Social Collaboration wirklich mit diesen Faktoren zusammen? Mit dieser und weiteren Fragen setzt sich Sabine Kluge, Expertin und Keynotespeaker zu Themen der digitalen Transformation und Organisationsentwicklung, auseinander. Das Problem Egal ob Transformationsanstöße, ...
 
Where Measuring Engagement Goes Wrong
21.05.2019
Surveys to assess how engaged workers are in their jobs are highly popular among employers, who hope the results will help them improve employee productivity and creativity and reduce turnover. But consultants and academics have long differed in their conclusions about how much can be inferred from the results of these surveys. Based on our own work as academics, we caution business leaders implementing such surveys: They may not tell you much about your employees that you can do anything about. One reason for this is that there is no universal definition ...
 
Humane leadership must be the Fourth Industrial Revolution's real innovation
21.05.2019
Do we need a new type of leadership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)? We have heard it many times: the 4IR is not only here to stay, but is moving faster than we thought. The real question is whether leadership is also adapting to this new business environment. Let's start with some bad news: The latest CEO-to worker pay ratio recorded in the US was (ready?) 321:1. In spite of the devastating recession of 2008, public debate about inequality is growing. To add insult to injury, remarkably, the increase in size of CEOs' pay-cheques comes without ...
 
How The Wrong People Get Promoted And How To Change It
21.05.2019
Research reveals that companies consistently choose the wrong people for management roles. Here's what you can do to avoid the same mistake. Have you ever quit a job just to get away from a bad boss? If you have, it turns out you're in sizable company. According to a April 2015 Gallup study, one in two U.S. workers have at some point in their career felt compelled to make that same difficult choice. That the business world may be filled with managers who unwittingly drive their people away is at the heart of Gallup's 50-plus page report "State Of The ...
 
The Brewing Backlash Against Hustle Culture and Its Effects on Our Mental Health
21.05.2019
Experts explain what our obsession with constant work is doing to our well-being, and how to break the toxic cycle. There's always one more email to send, one more text to answer, and one more report to file -- and before you know it, it's 9 p.m. Business hours are long over, but you're still at the office, and some of your colleagues are probably still there, too. When you're finally home, you sit down on the couch, eat whatever you can scrounge from your kitchen... and check your email again. Your co-workers are still sending questions on your presentation, ...
 
Suresh Sambandam: 'The Time Has Come to Reimagine the Digital Workplace'
21.05.2019
Suresh Sambandam realized early on in his career that he had "a knack for working on problems that were not easily solved," a skillset that's served him well in the digital workplace. "I got the freedom to dive deep into specific topics and build up my knowledge bank," he said. "Some of those topics even became the foundation for my future business." Sambandam is currently CEO of digital workplace platform provider Kissflow as well as founder of application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS) vendor OrangeScape, which is Kissflow's parent company. He got his ...
 
Zum Sinn und Unsinn von Managementmoden (Teil 2 der Serie)
20.05.2019
Moden sind die Verbindlichkeit des Vorübergehenden. Dies ist die Definition der Soziologin Elena Esposito, die ich hier zum Ausgangspunkt meiner knappen Überlegungen zum Phänomen Managementmoden nehme. Das Verblüffende an Moden ist ja, dass viele sich an deren Vorgaben halten, wissend (!) dass verlässlich in Bälde eine andere Vorgabe kommt. Über Kleidungs- oder Einrichtungsmoden verabschiedet sich die Gesellschaft auf diese Weise von einer allgemeinen, zeitüberdauernden Festlegung auf Schönheit. Schön ist immer die aktuelle Mode und jeder interpretiert ...
 
Unintended Consequences of Hope
20.05.2019
Like many other change agents, I celebrated new social technologies as vehicles of change. We now see the unintended consequences of these changes. The challenge for their advocates is what to do next. Unintended Consequences As an economics student, I was fascinated by unintended consequences. So many policy decisions in government and business achieve differing or even opposite outcomes because they fail to account for systemic effects. For example, replace a community managed fisheries licensing regime with a national annual auction process for tradeable ...
 
Organizations as Communities - Part 2
20.05.2019
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 frameworkdesigned by Dave Snowden in 1999. Cynefin is a Welsh word meaning habitat; the framework is simple and elegant but leads us to ...
 
Learning in complexity and chaos
20.05.2019
Most of our current work structures are designed to address complicated situations, such as constructing a building, launching a campaign, or designing a piece of equipment. But more of our challenges are complex and cannot be solved in a standard way -- inequality, refugees, populism, racism. Whenever people are involved, within a global context of climate change, the situation is likely complex. In complex situations there is less reliance on detailed plans and analysis and a greater emphasis on continuous experimentation coupled with good observation ...
 
Why Organizations Need More Rebels
20.05.2019
Without trouble, there's no change. Where have all the rebels gone? Without Trouble, there's No Change Rebels Are Agents of Change Don't Kill the Rebel How to Liberate the Rebel within Your Team Make it safe to be a non-conformist Allow people to be themselves Encourage people to break the rules Fail Smart Turn Constraints into a Superpower Encourage positive conflict Innovate from the fringes ...