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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 22:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 26/2019
 

Week 26/2019

 

Damit es nicht nur digital sondern auch wirkungsvoll wird: 4 Grundsätze für erfolgreiches E-Learning
28.06.2019
"Wir sind bereit für die Digitalisierung. Wir haben bereits alle unsere Lehrbücher als PDF-Dateien. Wenn es also soweit ist, müssen wir nur den Schalter umlegen." Das ist ein trauriges Zitat aus einem großen deutschen Schulbuchverlag. "Ist das euer Ernst?!" würde ich darauf gerne fragen. Und das Kultusministerium gibt Budget für die Beschaffung von Tablets in Schulen frei. Ich wünsche mir für die Schüler, dass sie diese nicht nur verwenden können, um veraltete Schulbücher in einem neuen Format anzuschauen. Gleichzeitig spielt sich ein ähnlich großer ...
 
Putting Talents To Work. Job Crafting In Real Life.
28.06.2019
A staggering 67% of employees don't use their talents in day-to-day activities. (See our previous post.) What a waste of talent! And job satisfaction! The first fix? Map the talents you have on board. The second? Ask how can you put them to use. The third? Ensure people are working on the things they do best. In this post, we share an approach used with success by some workplace pioneers. Job Crafting If you don't like your current job, there are other possibilities. You can quit, find something new, or simply suck it up and continue suffering. Then, ...
 
How to Adapt Traditional Change Management for Digital Transformation Initiatives
28.06.2019
International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that by the end of 2019, digital transformation spending will reach $1.7 trillion globally. Yet a recent survey by Couchbase uncovered that 95% of CIOs and technology leaders believe that digital transformation initiatives will fail. Digital initiatives are vital to success in today's business environment. So if these initiatives are necessary, and they're funded, what's behind their failure? Change management (or the lack thereof) is the culprit. Most leaders understand the importance of change management ...
 
Good Leadership Makes Itself Unnecessary
28.06.2019
Leadership no longer means command and control. It is no privilege, but rather a service. And this service is to empower and enable people to lead themselves independently in the sense of the whole and thereby make those people successful. The transformation to new leadership necessarily begins with the individual and his assumptions about human nature. But this transformation inevitably irritates the organization and its culture. This new understanding of leadership, as described in the Manifesto for Human(e) Leadership, will be dismissed as laziness, ...
 
The Wrong Ways to Strengthen Culture
28.06.2019
Compared with some other activities of business leaders, such as hiring the right talent and setting strategy, changing corporate culture can be especially challenging. Culture is amorphous; there are no direct levers for shifting it in one direction or another. Indications are that CEOs are putting a higher priority on this aspect of leadership than in the past. According to a study by the research and advisory firm Gartner, CEOs mentioned culture 7% more often during earnings conference calls in 2016 than in 2010. In surveys both CEOs and CHROs say ...
 
Intelligente Führung in der Arbeitswelt 4.0
27.06.2019
Eines ist sicher: Führung muss "neu" gedacht + gelebt werden. Wenn wir die digitale Zukunft gestalten wollen, dann brauchen wir zur Realisierung neuer Geschäftsmodelle, Prozesse und (KI) Systeme auch die Menschen dazu, die dieses Denken in den "Köpfen" nicht nur leben, sondern auch realisieren können. Wir brauchen eine neue systematische Ausbildung in (Hoch-) Schulen, Kirchen, Familien, Verwaltung und Wirtschaft, die die Menschen ertüchtigt, von der derzeitigen Einbahnstraße des permanenten Wachstumsdenkens abzurücken. Die radikalen Umwälzungen müssen ...
 
Working Out Loud - welche kritischen Stimmen gibt es dazu?
27.06.2019
Soviel vorneweg: ich bin Fan von Working Out Loud WOL, der Methode die verspricht, selbstgesteuert in Kooperation mit anderen seine Ziele einfacher zu erreichen, dabei grosszügig Wissen zu teilen, selber stetig zu lernen und wertschätzend auf andere zuzugehen. Doch WOL ist einerseits keine "eierlegende Wollmilchsau" und andererseits bin ich um eine differenzierte Haltung bemüht. Mir ist wichtig, die Kritik an WOL näher zu betrachten und zu verstehen. Ich habe darum kürzlich via LinkedIn "Kritiker und Andersdenkende zu WOL gesucht" und um negative Erfahrungen ...
 
An Open Letter to Change Leaders
27.06.2019
Over the last few years, we have had the distinct honour and privilege of working with several leaders on driving organizational change. I often think of my role in helping clients move through change as that of a midwife - it's not my baby, but I have a front row seat to the pain, blood and guts involved in the process of giving birth to change. It's from that unique and privileged vantage point that I offer some words of support and counsel to those leaders embarking on their own journeys of change, with the hope that it may help illuminate their path ...
 
What new trends and technologies can we use to design and deliver modern training experiences?
27.06.2019
If we just think about the technology - in particular the (so-called) learning technologies - what I find is that they are primarily used to automate existing training practices. But, if we think in terms of new trends - this opens up new thinking and doing things differently - and it also means we can consider other technologies for the design and delivery of modern training experiences. (BTW: I use the term "training experience" to mean anything that L&D does to help people learn - as opposed to a "learning experience" which is what an individual ...
 
Saving community from technology
27.06.2019
Individualism runs rampant in society while community runs down: we isolate ourselves to the detriment of our social relationships. Blame the technologies that were developed to serve us: they have been driving us away from each other. The consequences could be dire. Let's start with the wheel, which, quite literally, made it easier to drive away from each other. Just throw our belongings into a wagon and roll off to some private place. When the printing press came along, we no longer had to go to some monastery to read a book. We could buy it, take ...
 
Zehn Tipps für die erfolgreiche Yammer-Moderation
26.06.2019
Impulse, Kontext, Orientierung: Yammer macht Spaß und entwickelt sich für immer mehr Führungskräfte zum zentralen Kommunikationsmittel für Digital Leadership. Das soziale Netzwerk aus dem Office 365-Baukasten von Microsoft besticht durch seine intuitive Bedienung und niedrigschwellige Möglichkeiten für Kommunikation und Austausch auch von großen Gruppen. Damit diese lebendig und produktiv sind, braucht es gute Moderation und den ein oder anderen sanften Schubser in die richtige Richtung. Hier ein paar Tipps, um die Interaktion (nicht nur) mit Yammer ...
 
9 Takeaways from the Digital Workplace Experience Conference 2019
26.06.2019
Digital workplace practitioners recognize technological advancements like augmented reality and artificial intelligence exist at their disposal. And there is no denying the investment in digital workplace technology: Slack's valuation went over $20 billion on its first day of trading Thursday, June 20. Yet, digital workplace practitioners still grapple with effectively using document management systems, leading change management and living with the reality that email is still the top workplace communication tool. Those were some of the findings and challenges ...
 
How to be a Great KM Communicator
26.06.2019
In my book, Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program, I included a chapter on communication. Timely communication is critical to successfully introducing a new KM initiative and keeping the organization informed of implementation progress. Recognize that you will need to communicate repeatedly and continually, since you won't reach everyone at any one time -- and not everyone will pay attention early on, even if you do reach them. You'll need to create a communications plan that you'll use to introduce developments and remind users ...
 
Change leader, change thyself
26.06.2019
Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward. Leo Tolstoy, the Russian novelist, famously wrote, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Tolstoy's dictum is a useful starting point for any executive engaged in organizational change. After years of collaborating in efforts to advance the practice of leadership and cultural transformation, we've become convinced that organizational change is inseparable from individual change. Simply put, change efforts often falter because ...
 
Quitting is Contagious
26.06.2019
A True Story. First, Jackie quit. She was a solid performer, but not exceeding expectations in any of the individual KPI's they were keeping track of in the Professional Services company. Paul, her leader did not really worry about her resignation. Her competencies were easily replaceable - very generic in fact... But then something unusual happened... Her farewell party had an unusually high participation rate. Very close to 100%. The normal participation rate for farewell parties was about 50%. People were always busy with either clients or personal ...
 
Ferguson oder warum Zusammenarbeit noch immer kompliziert ist
25.06.2019
[...] Um hier auf mein Kernarbeitsthema zu schwenken: Die Arbeitswelttheorie der heutigen Zeit ließe sich vielleicht so zusammenfassen: "Am Anfang, da war Taylor, und einfache Arbeit neigte dazu, weiter zu einfach zu sein, und komplizierte Arbeiten neigten dazu, sich vereinfachen zu lassen, und bald waren alle Arbeiten einfach. Und Gott sah, dass dies langweilig war. Dann erschuf Gott Fayol, und einfache Arbeit neigte dazu, weiter einfach zu sein, und komplizierte Arbeiten neigten dazu, sich in Silos und Abteilungen wiederzufinden, und Hierarchie wurde ...
 
A Lesson for Insight and Innovation: shaping the creative workplace
25.06.2019
Do you remember the first time you saw light waves move through a prism, how they slowed down as they passed through the glass medium to reveal light dispersed into a spectrum? More often than not we wish only speed for our personal and professional projects, for them to progress with the clarity and direction of light. But because they are pressured by the classic constraints of cost, time and quality the last thing on our minds is to deliberately slow them down, like a prism does light. No one denies the need to adapt to the ever-increasing velocity ...
 
The Fastest Way to Change a Culture
25.06.2019
Breakthrough technologies like AI, the internet of things, and robotics are completely changing how we design and deliver solutions to human needs. This movement is also spurring a deep revolution in how organizations are being run, perhaps the biggest since the invention of electricity. One study found that 96% of companies plan to redesign how they work. While it is true that investments in digital will matter, there are still plenty of humans running the show, and the way they think, their approach to collaboration, and how they innovate will be a ...
 
Digital Transformation Requires Leadership Transformation
25.06.2019
I was interviewed before my session "Digital Transformation Requires Leadership Transformation" at the HRD Summit in Amsterdam. I liked the questions very much, so I used them as a basis for this article. 1. What defines a true digital mindset in leadership? I am convinced that there is no digital leadership mindset. Instead, things that have been important for a long time are now the basic equipment of a good manager. My top 3 are: openness for new things growth mindset trust and empowerment The digital transformation will change old ways of thinking ...
 
How to Create Belonging for Remote Workers
25.06.2019
There are practical steps managers and colleagues can take to make their remote employees feel valuable and ingrained in company culture. What does workplace culture mean to the growing number of people who work from home or as freelancers? We spent the last three years studying the science of emotions on the job for our new book, No Hard Feelings. One of the most common questions we get asked by leaders is how to ensure the growing number of remote workers feel connected to their work and to their colleagues. Feeling a sense of belonging, which is when ...
 
Mindshift: Warum die Arbeitswelt der Zukunft ein menschlicheres Denken braucht
24.06.2019
Viele Menschen arbeiten sich daran ab, wie Computer zu werden. Ein unsinniger Wettkampf zwischen Mensch und Maschine. Wichtiger wäre es, menschliche Qualitäten zurückzugewinnen und auf ein nächstes Level zu heben. Das bedeutet auch Abschiednehmen vom IT-Experten - wie wir ihn kennen. Viele Experten definieren sich ausschließlich über ihre Fachkenntnisse. Sie sind das, was sie wissen. Nachdem der chinesische Weltmeister Ke Jie im Go-Spielen drei Mal hintereinander gegen den Computer AlphaZero verlor, gab er ein Interview, in dem der bekannte, dass er ...
 
8 Kennzahlen, die alles über Ihr Social Intranet verraten
24.06.2019
Ihr Social Intranet läuft und alle sind zufrieden? Prima! Was aber wäre, wenn Ihre Kollegen und Vorgesetzten nicht nur zufrieden, sondern vielmehr begeistert wären? Wenn Nutzungszahlen und Arbeitseffizienz nachweisbar steigen würden? Das wird nicht von alleine passieren. Aber ein Hexenwerk ist es auch nicht - wenn Sie die acht wichtigen KPIs kennen. Mit ihnen können Sie gezielt und mit überschaubarem Aufwand die Wirkung Ihres Social Intranets optimieren. Generation X setzt ein funktionierendes Social Intranet als völlig selbstverständlich voraus. Damit ...
 
6 reasons you should have a workplace social network like Yammer
24.06.2019
In terms of business value, I think internal workplace social networks are one of the most underrated tools available. Sometimes called "enterprise social network" (ESN) or "workplace social software" (Gartner), at the highest level, you can think of this as a closed Facebook for the enterprise. In Microsoft's world, that is typically Yammer. But this article is less about the platform choice and more about the overall value of workplace social, the platform could be Workplace by Facebook, Jive, Salesforce Chatter. You also see some company using tools ...
 
Your Kanban Board for Culture/Organizational Change
24.06.2019
All of us who are impatient and exasperated by the snail-like pace of organizational change, lament the fact that it lacks real impetus and speed because we know what fate awaits the enterprise which thinks they can survive in this competitive new world without utterly transforming their culture and mindset. The good news is that there are leaders out there who would take the wheel and deliver results if the "how" was clear. The Agile Manifesto speaks about individuals but adds "... and interactions" simply because they are conscious that an organization ...
 
5 Best Practices To Distribute Decision-Making
24.06.2019
An important feature of traditional organizations is centralized authority. This suggests decision-making competence rises with level in the hierarchy. This is obviously nonsense. The system is broken The result of centralized authority is mostly frustration. It leads to responsibilities being avoided, inertia and endless 'coordination'--without actually making decisions. This archaic approach is not only lethal to the organisation it also spreads frustration. Employees experience this on a daily basis. It is the frustration of not being able to make ...
 
Level-Up Leadership: Increasing Effectiveness and Impact of Leadership at Different Levels
24.06.2019
Over ten years ago, RBL laid out The Leadership Code, a simple model which we feel captures the foundational elements of good leadership practice. This model has since been implemented in organizations of varying sizes around the world, customized to create unique Leadership Brands, and expanded to include behavioral descriptors for six different levels of leadership--from individual contributors leading themselves to executives leading some of the world's largest companies. Last year, we pulled data from over 13,000 global leaders and over 80,000 rater ...