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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 31 May 2019 21:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 22/2019
 

Week 22/2019

 

Worauf wettet ihr: Mittelmaß oder optimale Zusammenarbeit?
31.05.2019
Was ein wenig nach einer rhetorischen Aufgabenstellung und Entscheidung klingt, hat einen sehr ernsten Hintergrund. Denn sowohl Mittelmaß (und damit allzu oft auch mittelmäßiger Erfolg), als auch optimale Zusammenarbeit haben ihre Licht- und Schattenseiten. Ein Blick in mehr Tiefe Mit Erfolg verbinden wir aus Unternehmenssicht in erster Linie wirtschaftlichen Profit. Er ist und war das Lebenselixier. Kein Unternehmen kann sich lange im Markt halten, ohne ausreichend Gewinn zu erwirtschaften und einigen Unternehmen ist das Thema so wichtig, dass sie es ...
 
Die 6 wichtigsten Zutaten für Selbstorganisation
31.05.2019
n der Digitalökonomie überleben die Schnellen, die Anpassungsfähigen und die Innovativen - so zählt eine schrittweise zunehmende Selbstorganisation zu den probatesten Vorgehensweisen, um sich fit für die Zukunft zu machen. In sich selbst organisierenden Einheiten arbeiten Mitarbeiter jenseits von Hierarchien autonom und eigenverantwortlich. Die Mitarbeiter sind hoch motiviert, weil sie Gestaltungsfreiheit erhalten, gemeinsame Siege erringen, sich weiterentwickeln und den Sinn ihrer Arbeit in einem Gesamtzusammenhang sehen - kurz: New Work. Selbstorganisation ...
 
The Influencer the CEO Did Not Know, but Who Helped Him Succeed!
31.05.2019
"Who is that?" The CEO looked baffled. He had just learned that the most influential person; the ONE person in his organization he could not afford to neglect, was a person he had never talked to. The 2000-person company had been a stable number one with a +40% market share in a fast-growing market for a decade, but suddenly problems were appearing from all sides. Economic outlooks in its market were dim. Profits were dropping. New competitors ate market shares. Employee Engagement was dropping and key people in the organization were poached by competitors. ...
 
The Future of Work: The Rise of Workers Who Self Automate Their Jobs
31.05.2019
The headlines tell a confusing story about the impact of automation and artificial intelligence on jobs. Pew Research Center asked 1,896 experts to comment on the impact of automation and AI on the future of jobs. Roughly half of these experts, 48%, envisioned a future where robots and digital agents will displace significant numbers of both blue and white-collar workers. The other 52% of experts expect technology to create more jobs than it displaces by 2025. This is consistent with the estimate from Gartner that says by 2020 AI will create 2.3 million ...
 
Stop Suppressing The Workforce
31.05.2019
Rules. Procedures. Protocols. Organizations are full of them. Managers love setting them. Employees are, literally, sickened by them. The overuse of rules to control behavior murders productivity, defies common sense, and kills motivation. The no-trust workplace Is trust in colleagues so low that we can't let them make the tiniest of decisions? Do we mistrust the world so badly that we need procedures for every initiative? Do we believe it's a good use of our time to write policies that no one reads? Should we punish everyone because of one individual's ...
 
Dumb Rules Are Frustrating Your Best People
31.05.2019
Treat employees the way you want them to behave?--?like adults. "I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care."?--?Lou Holtz Imagine having to read a 10-page manual before every meeting. That's what used to happen at GM. Its workplace dress code was complex, copious, and lengthy?--?10-page long to be exact. Until GM's new head of HR shrank the restrictive dress code to two words: "Dress appropriately." We live in a complex, dynamic world?--?rules should make things simpler, not more complicated. Unfortunately, ...
 
Kultur wird zu einem entscheidenden strategischen Wirtschaftsfaktor
30.05.2019
Wie immer geht es um die Sicherstellung von Erfolg, Gewinn und Wachstum, damit Ihr Unternehmen am Markt bestehen kann, damit Sie und die MitarbeiterInnen beschäftigt werden können, und Ihr Unternehmen die Erwartungen und Wünsche der KundInnen befriedigen kann. Dieses Zusammenspiel von Angebot und Nachfrage im Kontext der Machbarkeit, beeinflusst von dem jeweiligen nationalen wie auch globalen Zeitgeist, aber auch nationalen wie auch internationalen politisch festgelegten Rahmenbedingungen, bestimmt die Art und Weise, wie man miteinander agiert, Produkte ...
 
Vom Human Ressource Manager zum Empowerment Officer
30.05.2019
Seit er 2018 die Geschäftsführung von seinem Vater übernommen hat, nennt sich der CEO des Beratungshaus Kienbaum, Fabian Kienbaum, Chief Empowerment Officer. Bloß ein Wortspiel? Oder verändern Begriffe, Worte, Bezeichnungen die Unternehmenskultur? Hängt das Konzept Leading by #WePowerment, mit dem Kienbaum etablierte Führungskonzepte in Frage stellt, wirklich an neuen Begriffen? In diesem Beitrag gehe ich auf den Widerspruch zwischen New Work und Old Economy ein und illustriere das am Widerspruch zwischen den Begriffen Human Ressource Manager und Empowerment ...
 
Why Your Team Isn't More Productive - and What You Can Do About It
30.05.2019
Software hasn't been the universal, productivity-boosting panacea many of us hoped it would be -- or assume it is. With software, you could say we have too much of a good thing. According to Workfront's 2019 State of Work Report in the US, 44% of respondents are requesting more software tools to help them manage their work. One reason is because the vast majority of respondents -- 86% -- assume that automation will free them from drudgery so they can rethink their work in fresh, innovative ways. For this and other reasons, many companies continue to ...
 
The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives
30.05.2019
One of the biggest trends in employment is finding ways to make work easier. In this hot job market employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and studies show that the voluntary turnover rate is now over 15%. (This means almost one in six people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to look for another one.) At the same time, people are working more hours, undergoing more stress, and feel less productive than ever. In fact productivity in all mature economies is slowing (output per hour worked) and most economists can't even agree on the cause. ...
 
If Trust Is The Glue Of A Network...
30.05.2019
...we can't have too many honest & authentic discussions about it. And talking about trust can be hard in any context, but in some ways it's even harder in networks. So many of the 'rules' are contrary to what most civilized people have grown to expect. So many norms are being re-written. Networks require diversity - and our different cultures have different norms and cues for trust & trustworthiness. So while we all have a similar sense of what it feels like to trust & to have earned trust - we don't always know ...
 
5 Prinzipien für gelungene Transformation
29.05.2019
Alle wollen transformieren - bearbeiten aber nur Symptome statt Ursachen. Das geht besser. Die Substanz ändern, nicht die Oberfläche polieren: Das steckt im Wort Trans-Formation. Dennoch gebrauchen es Unternehmen geradezu inflationär für Maßnahmen, die brüchiges Gemäuer mit fancy Graffiti übermalen. Darunter fallen Aktivitäten, wie hippe Arbeitsumgebungen schaffen, aber die Art, wie im Unternehmen gearbeitet wird, unangetastet lassen Mitarbeiter in zeitgeistigen Methodiken wie Design Thinking oder Scrum trainieren, aber ihnen so viel hierarchische und ...
 
Auch neue Führung braucht eine gute Regie
29.05.2019
Führungskräfte stehen vor großen Herausforderungen. Sie sollen Innovationen vorantreiben und neue Prozesse etablieren - möglichst kommunikativ und transparent. Allerdings bewegen sie sich häufig in alten Strukturen und Denkmustern, die sich nicht von heute auf morgen verschieben lassen. Von "Digital Leadership" oder "Servant Leadership", also dienender Führung, ist heute die Rede. Doch mit der Frage, wie diese ausgestaltet wird, fühlen sich Manager*innen oft allein gelassen. Wie funktioniert neues Führen? Ich fülle diese Rolle, in die ich bei Accenture ...
 
Getting Ready for Agile HR
29.05.2019
Sometime mid last year, we decided that HR is the next team to go agile in ANZ. Ever since this news hit all of us, I have been trying to catch up on my reading on Agile and if its for HR. I really wanted to know how many other organisations have gone agile in HR, have they succeeded, how ahead are we in this game, are we the trend setters, will we succeed, do we really need it, is it worth the time and effort, can we not fix just the bits that needs fixing (the feeling that my team is doing OK, so why not fix the other teams that need help). My consulting ...
 
Man as Perpetually Wanting Animal
29.05.2019
Successful collaboration in the age of knowledge work, especially in agile organisations with their high degree of self-organisation and self-responsibility, depends to a large extent on the assumptions about human nature. Douglas McGregor stated as early as 1963 in his seminal book "The Human Side of Enterprise" that we should no longer regard people as lazy and reluctant to work (Theory X), but as intrinsically motivated and willing to perform (Theory Y). McGregor clearly builds on the work of Abraham Maslow, which meanwhile has become an indispensable ...
 
The status quo
29.05.2019
In understanding the shift, I wrote that as we make this transition -- from a market-dominated to a network-dominated society -- the confusion of post-modernism clouds our vision of a positive future. The traditional political Right wants to go back to the Pre-modern Era -- dogmatic, faith, truth -- while the traditional political Left wants to stay in the Modern Era -- doubting, science, facts. However, the way ahead is to a Meta-modern Era -- seeking, knowledge, combining. This new path may be the most difficult because creating a status quo is more ...
 
Bildung braucht Digitalisierung! Schnellstens!
28.05.2019
Unsere Schulen sind das Fundament unserer Bildung. Sie sind die Basis für alles, was danach kommt, egal ob Lehre oder Studium. Das Problem: Unsere Schulen haben sich von der Grundstruktur her seit Einführung der Schulpflicht nicht viel verändert. In diesem Artikel erfährst Du die Antwort auf folgende Fragen: Warum muss unser Schulsystem schnellstens transformiert werden? Warum genügen Tablet-Computer, interaktive Whiteboards oder Programmier-Unterricht in der Schule der Zukunft nicht? Wie sollte die Schule aussehen um Schüler fit für die Welt von Morgen ...
 
Jayne Lerman: 'Put Yourself in Employees' Shoes' When Designing Your Digital Workplace
28.05.2019
Jayne Lerman's day-to-day focus at Mastercard is to ensure that digital workplace technology helps enhance employee productivity to create an environment where staff can thrive. "Technology is something that I've been engaged with and interested in my entire career," she said. "I've always loved that technology can elevate our experiences and that it's constantly evolving." Lerman currently leads global employee digital experience for worldwide payments and technology firm Mastercard where her responsibilities include driving technology innovation and ...
 
Nobody wants to be led
28.05.2019
Leadership is a role and work. Nobody wants the boss but everybody wants someone to do the work. It's your turn to do the work. We commonly confuse the two meanings of leadership. Many people do so wilfully in pursuit of status. The human desire for social status takes priority over the hard work of leading. We need to accept that nobody wants the role, but everyone can do the work. Then we need to all get on with the work. Nobody Wants to be Led Having a boss or other hierarchical leader is overrated. Learned helplessness can be comforting for those ...
 
Why It's So Hard to Speak Up Against a Toxic Culture
28.05.2019
Frustrated by the behavior of some men in their workplace, a group of women working at Nike anonymously surveyed other women colleagues a few months ago about their perceptions of sexual harassment and gender discrimination at the company. The results painted a clear picture of a workplace where women often felt marginalized, disrespected, and discriminated against. The survey reached the hands of the company's CEO. What followed, as covered in the media, has been a serious wave of changes: Top executives at the firm resigned or are on their way out, ...
 
Evolution Is Not the Cause of Selfish Capitalism
28.05.2019
Cooperation is imprinted in our genes just as unmistakably as competition. only because we have developed the most advanced ways of working and playing together. We've been conditioned to believe in the myth that evolution is about competition: the survival of the fittest. In this view, each creature struggles against all the others for scarce resources. Only the strongest ones survive to pass on their superior genes, while the weak deserve to lose and die out. But evolution is every bit as much about cooperation as competition. Our very cells are the ...
 
Agilität: Mode, Entwicklung oder Evolution? (Teil 3 der Serie)
27.05.2019
Management- und Beratungsmoden - so hatte ich im 2. Teil dieser Serie geschrieben - dienen dem Zweck, Aspekte von Führung, von Zusammenarbeit oder des Organisationsverständnisses in den Vordergrund zu bringen, die unterschätzt, vernachlässigt oder abgewertet sind. Nun beanspruchen aber immer wieder einzelne solcher Ansätze mehr zu sein, als eine Mode oder Hype. Sie positionieren sich als Weiterentwicklung, als Verbesserung, als neue und richtige Weise zu führen, zu kommunizieren, zusammenzuarbeiten und (große) soziale Systeme zu organisieren. Dann kommen ...
 
5 Flavours of Enterprise Social Tools
27.05.2019
Over the last two weeks, I had the pleasure of interviewing representatives of the 5 enterprise tools which will go on stage for Social Now 2019. Here is a summary of those interviews, with a special focus on recurring topics and divergent ideas. Leadership The topic of leadership came up on almost all the interviews, albeit from different angles. Patrick Allman, of MangoApps, considers leadership from the top as a key element to ensure the ongoing success of an internal digital hub. "[T]he most important is top level leadership at launch in communicating, ...
 
Enterprise Search and Machine Learning: A Match Whose Time Has Come
27.05.2019
Over the last few years, artificial intelligence and machine learning have increasingly come up in conversations about enterprise search. As artificial intelligence (AI) and its cousin, machine learning (ML), increased in accuracy and ease of integration, instances of them being directly integrated with or running alongside of search to improve results increased as well. But chances are you remember when search relevancy was based on simple metrics like term frequency -- the document with the largest number of instances was ranked highest, and documents ...
 
Reinventing Organizational Learning - Towards Transformative Learning
27.05.2019
In transformative learning, the emphasis shifts from information to imagination, from intended learning to emergent learning. ~ Aftab Omer Complexity, emergence, ambiguity, transformation, agility, etc., are words that have become more and more mainstream over the past few years. VUCA and #futureofwork are commonplace memes now. Organizations are trying to play catch-up as waves of technology take over our lives, work, attention, and energy. The human mind cannot keep pace with this change. Organizations are merely reflecting the confusion each one of ...
 
Setting Standards in Agile Organizations
27.05.2019
Agility requires orientation. It's exactly this alignment that enables effective autonomy and decentralized decisions, which make agile organizations so adaptable. But agility also requires common standards and conventions to ensure that effective cooperation of autonomous teams. So the question is not whether such standards are required in agile organizations, but rather how they are created and enforced. The answer to this question is obvious and well known in traditionally functionally divided organizations: A separate unit of specialists is formed ...
 
If Your Employees Aren't Speaking Up, Blame Company Culture
27.05.2019
Companies benefit when employees speak up. When employees feel comfortable candidly voicing their opinions, suggestions, or concerns, organizations become better at handling threats as well as opportunities. But employees often remain silent with their opinions, concerns or ideas. There are generally two viewpoints on why: One is the personality perspective, which suggests that these employees inherently lack the disposition to stand up and speak out about critical issues, that they might be too introverted or shy to effectively articulate their views ...