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Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose – Effective: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 23:00:00 +0100
Social Business Digest by caro - Week 34/2019
 

Week 34/2019

 

Zukünftige Wachstumsmärkte - New Business Models
30.08.2019
4 Wochen Arbeitspause - davon die meiste Zeit in den großen Fjorden von Norwegen verbracht und einige Tage in einem kleinen Ort bei Wien mit der größten europäischen Fotoausstellung genossen. Ich habe viel nachgedacht, viel gelesen, reflektiert, Zeitgeistströmungen intensiv zu erfassen gesucht - mit einer großen, mich doch sehr berührenden Erkenntnis, die nahezu ident in einem Artikel in ZeitOnline vom 31. Juli 2019 zu lesen war. Dieser Artikel, die Apokalypse ist leider auserzählt, ist für mich ein Sprungbrett. Wohin, darauf komme ich später. Zuvor ...
 
How to prepare our generation to triumph in the Digital Age?
30.08.2019
Our education system and our enterprises are facing an outstanding challenge to prepare us for the upcoming jobs where the value will be created. The gap between digital native students and the teachers, product from the old education system, continues to grow. The threat that our current employees become irrelevant with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and improvements in robotisation make our business training models obsolete. How to prepare our children, our teams (and ourselves) for the Digital Age? The futurists of the past profoundly ...
 
4 Easy Steps To Become A More Supportive Leader
30.08.2019
Many of our Bucket List companies have radically changed their directive leadership style to a much more supportive one. Why? Because a big source of employee disengagement is poor leadership. We've written a lot on supportive leadership and how progressive organizations are trying to incorporate it into their day-to-day work life. In this post, we propose a format to help you implement a very powerful practice: letting employees evaluate their managers. From directive to supportive leadership One of the 8 trends of the highly progressive workplaces ...
 
Stop Leading, Start Unlearning And Relearning
30.08.2019
There is a vast disconnect between leaders and the organizations they lead - a disconnect which is only getting wider as the pace of change increases. How can leaders help drive a different route towards disruption and transformation - not through programs and processes, but through discovering their true personal purpose? Sonja Kresojevic shares her own transformation story at innov8rs Paris - a series of lessons she learned the hard way about how we can influence sustainable and meaningful change in and outside of organizations. After 20 years of relentless ...
 
Why Change Management is Make or Break in Digital Transformation Projects
30.08.2019
Higher, faster, further seems to be one of the mantras of the digital age. Today, it is all about progress, and certainly, most organizations are in a constant state of adaption and change as they respond to the volatile market environment and technological advancements. While inevitable, change is among the top life stressors that we can experience as it usually results in some kind of upheaval in our lives. Let's face it: embracing change often is no fun. Most of us are creatures of habit. We crave certainty and its clarity and predictability. We often ...
 
To avoid tech catastrophe, the world will need more -- not less -- engineering
30.08.2019
In July, con-men were discovered using bogus Facebook accounts to impersonate U.S. military personnel to entrap vulnerable women. It cost the victims their life savings and, in some cases, their lives. This tragic example reminds us that useful, popular or essential engineered products can be used in unsafe ways that hurt unwitting users. This recent case involved communications systems, but almost any engineered product, be it an automobile, an airplane or an artificial intelligence algorithm, is vulnerable to abuse. It is tempting to use such tragic ...
 
Gerald Hüther über den fehlenden Innovationsgeist
29.08.2019
Der oft zitierte und vielerorts ersehnte "Innovationsgeist" macht seinem Namen häufig alle Ehre und bleibt unsichtbar. Nur den wenigsten erscheint er! Wo sind sie - die vielen kreativen und innovativen Köpfe, die die Welt in neue Bahnen lenken? Sind sie vom Aussterben bedroht? Und wenn ja, warum? Der Neurobiologe Gerald Hüther hat Antworten auf diese Fragen. Diese mögen vielleicht banal erscheinen, geht es doch seiner Meinung nach "nur" um das richtige "Klima", das ausschlagebend für mehr Innovationskraft sei. Ein Betriebsklima, das die ideale Mischung ...
 
Creating the Modern Digital Workplace and Employee Experience
29.08.2019
How should we design the modern employee experience? Some form of this query is perhaps the leading question I get today from IT and HR teams as they grapple with the sweeping forces of technological and societal change happening all around us. Many questions abound: Why isn't tool adoption happening faster? What can I do to maximize the impact of existing technologies and investments? What is the design focus of the digital workplace today? How can I measure my employee experience? Is the intranet still relevant? What do I do about Shadow IT? What about ...
 
Cultural Analytics, its implications and use cases - Part 1
29.08.2019
Today's world is more interconnected than ever before, across continents, companies, institutions, generations and cultures. But how do we handle the increased speed and pressure that accompanies this interconnectedness? In this article I will review the topic of culture and launch the concept of cultural analytics using multiple examples. When leveraged correctly, cultural analytics can create a competitive advantage for your business. Definition of Culture Cultural traits Cultural intelligence Corporate Cultural-Fit Why we need Cultural Analytics ...
 
Becoming Imaginal Cells: co-creative and collaborative leadership for the future
29.08.2019
4 wise women crafting and shaping qualities and practices for a brighter future. As always when I bring a Connectle webinar together I am both wildly excited by the quality of people who say 'yes' to joining in a conversation and the challenge of the size of the subject we pick. This week's conversation on co-creative and collaborative leadership was no exception. Because what we were really talking about was the quality and characteristics of a fundamental shift in energy across the world modelled in a different kind of leadership to the kind that so ...
 
Is Tribalism a Natural Malfunction?
29.08.2019
What computers teach us about getting along. From an office at Carnegie Mellon, my colleague John Miller and I had evolved a computer program with a taste for genocide. This was certainly not our intent. We were not scholars of race, or war. We were interested in the emergence of primitive cooperation. So we built machines that lived in an imaginary society, and made them play a game with each other--one known to engender complex social behavior just as surely as a mushy banana makes fruit flies. The game is called Prisoner's Dilemma. It takes many guises, ...
 
Survey: What Employees Want Most from Their Workspaces
29.08.2019
In an effort to support a healthier and more productive workforce, employers across the country are expected to spend an average of $3.6 million on wellness programs in 2019. Think onsite gyms. Standing desks. Meditation rooms. Nursing hotlines. These are just some of the benefits companies are investing in. But is any of it paying off? The results of a recent Harvard study suggest that wellness programs, offered by 80% of large U.S. companies, yield unimpressive results -- and our findings mirror this. Future Workplace and View recently surveyed 1,601 ...
 
Was es für eine erfolgreiche digitale Transformation wirklich braucht
28.08.2019
Wie man die eigene digitale Transformation vorantreiben kann. Ein psychologischer Leitsatz postuliert die Wichtigkeit, sich über «the difference, that makes the difference» bewusst zu werden. Die Identifikation des wirklich entscheidenden Unterschiedes bzw. Erfolgsfaktors ist es auch, was Organisationen im Umgang mit der omnipräsenten digitalen Transformation umtreibt. Die Notwendigkeit einer vertieften Auseinandersetzung mit den externen Herausforderungen ist mittlerweile in den Führungsteams angekommen - laut Boston Consulting Group geben über 85% ...
 
Gerald Hüther: Unsere Schulen produzieren leidenschaftslose Pflichterfüller
28.08.2019
Wenn es nach Prof. Gerald Hüther geht, gehört das Schulsystem, wie wir es heute kennen und praktizieren, in den tiefsten Sondermüll - denn es bildet nicht Menschen, sondern Maschinen, die stumpfsinnig Matheformeln auswendig lernen. Pflichterfüller sind out - kreative Querdenker mit Sozialkompetenz sind in Doch brave Pflichterfüller und Auswendiglerner werden in unserer heutigen Zeit nicht mehr gebraucht. Eigensinn, Kreativität, Querdenkertum und soziale Kompetenz sind diejenigen Fähigkeiten, auf die es heute in viel stärkerem Maß als im vorigen Jahrhundert ...
 
The New Way to Work
28.08.2019
There's hardly a hospital that doesn't use medical technology made by B. Braun Melsungen AG. This German company is one of the world's leading equipment providers for intensive care units and operating rooms, and for anesthesiology and cardiology. With annual sales of around $8.2 billion, it is one of the worldwide top ten in its sector. At the same time, its working atmosphere differs markedly from that at many other large corporations. Its medical engineers are also pioneers in the area known as New Work. The road leading to the headquarters of the ...
 
The Crux of Meetings
28.08.2019
Just like T., the protagonist in last week's fragment of my novel "On the Handrail into the Decision-Making Circle", many people are confronted with the same situation several times a day: they spend a significant part of their working day in meetings, the usefulness of which--to put it mildly--is questionable. And although these meetings cause considerable costs, only a few take the trouble to critically question the culture of meetings (and thereby the cult of presence). But there are also some inspiring examples of how these omnipresent meeting orgies ...
 
High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. How to Build It.
28.08.2019
Psychological Safety Made Simple - An Intro Guide "There's no team without trust." - -Paul Santagata Psychological Safety is the foundation of high-performing teams. No matter how talented, smart, or diverse team members are, they won't take risks or experiment if they fear being punished. In previous articles, I've addressed how psychological safety helps create fearless cultures and how to build it. This post is an intro guide to the approach, key concepts, and methods. Psychological Safety Frequently Asked Questions What is Psychological Safety in ...
 
For Active Adults Only
28.08.2019
There's a new development under construction in my neighborhood and a big sign at the construction site advertises the new complex will include an "active adults" community. And every time I walk by I ponder how the phrase "active adults" means almost exactly the opposite of what the individual words signify; I'm anticipating that many not-particularly-active adults are already queuing up to lease or buy. This has led me to reflect on several terms that appear almost every day in the business literature--terms I have grown to dislike and which usually ...
 
Do you have a business lunch date yet? Connected Lunch at Bayer
27.08.2019
I still remember how it was, when I was younger. The whole family met every Sunday at our grandparents place, having lunch together, talking about what`s going on. That have been those times, when over lunch close ties have been build, and we got help whenever we needed it. And in the workplace for sure we also use lunch time calling it "business lunch" to discuss topics with colleagues we know, while eating together. Interestingly enough at the same time the most interesting discussions are often happening when meeting new colleagues and get new and ...
 
Good Enough Is Better than Perfect
27.08.2019
A simple psychological shift to free you from perfectionism. Perfectionism is not striving for excellence but being impaired by it. "My life has been nothing but a failure," perfectionist Claude Monet once said. In 1908, after three years of working on a new series of paintings, Monet felt many weren't up to his standard. It was right before the opening of a new exhibition in Paris. With a knife and a paintbrush, the French artist destroyed 15 of the would-be masterpieces. The exhibition, of course, had to be postponed. "I know well enough in advance ...
 
3 Key Actions For a Successful Relaunch of a Cultural Transformation
27.08.2019
A regional division had failed with its cultural transformation program. Its aim had been to empower its 2,000 employees to make decisions decentrally, rather than by consulting with the formal structures. The program only had minimal impact, mainly due to unclear communication and a turbulent year for that had created resistance among the employees. The regional division decided to relaunch the cultural transformation program. This time they needed to get it right! They needed to know two things: How much resistance could they expect towards the transformation ...
 
Elephant in the room: making a culture transformation stick with symbolic actions
27.08.2019
Leaders are familiar with the challenge of making a cultural transformation. To signal changing expectations, execute carefully considered symbolic actions. Why did a leading global agriculture player order small rubber elephants adorned with the company's logo for its meeting rooms? Far from being mere props, these elephants were symbols to facilitate desired behavior shifts in employees. The organization was undergoing a cultural transformation to become a higher-performing, more innovative company. Leadership realized that to achieve this goal, employees ...
 
Future of work provides real opportunities for CHROs
27.08.2019
HR brings unique set of perspectives to dialogue on changing nature of work. Across the developed world, academics, government leaders, educators, union officials and business leaders are engaged in active dialogue and conversation about the changing nature of work. Reports and prognostications about the future of work are commonplace in both popular media and academic research publications. In Canada, organizations such as the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum (PPF) are playing lead roles in championing research and discussion in this important area. ...
 
4 Tips for Managing Organizational Change
27.08.2019
Launching major transformation efforts is a common way that business leaders try to get a leg up on the competition, or just keep their heads above water. But too many of these efforts fail. Change is difficult, and many people not only resist it but seek to undermine it. Unsurprisingly, then, a McKinsey study found that merely 26% of transformation initiatives succeed. Most successful transformations have one thing in common: Change is driven through empowerment, not mandated from the top. In my research of transformative political revolutions, social ...
 
Und zum Schluss die Gehirne
26.08.2019
Offenbar ist es einem intelligenten Computer gelungen, über die Messung von Hirnaktivitäten gedachte Wörter zu erkennen. Die Forschung wird von Facebook unterstützt. Wenn Maschinen in unser Bewusstsein eindringen, geht es um die Abschaffung der Privatheit. Etwas, das den Menschen ausmacht, ist dann in Gefahr: dass er seine Gedanken auch verbergen kann. In dem Science-Fiction-Roman "Die drei Sonnen" von Cixin Liu bedroht die hoch entwickelte außerirdische Zivilisation der "Trisolarier" die Erde. Sie kennen alle unsere Aufzeichnungen und alle unsere Kommunikationen. ...
 
Die Krux mit den Besprechungen
26.08.2019
So wie T., dem Protagonisten des letzte Woche erschienenen Fragments des Romans "Am Handlauf in den Entscheiderkreis", geht es vielen mehrmals täglich: Sie verbringen einen nicht unwesentlichen Teil ihres Arbeitstages in Besprechungen, deren Nutzen - vorsichtig ausgedrückt - fraglich ist. Und obwohl diese Besprechungen erhebliche Kosten verursachen, die freilich in die Kategorie "eh-da" (vgl. Wikipedia) fallen, machen sich nur wenige die Mühe, die Besprechungskultur (und damit einhergehend den Präsenzkult) kritisch zu hinterfragen. Es gibt aber auch ...
 
(Digitale) Transformationsprozesse - Warum Führungskräfte den Wandel blockieren und was man dagegen tun kann
26.08.2019
Was Führungskräfte dazu bewegt die Digitale Transformation zu blockieren. Change Prozesse sind so eine Sache, ob sie nun digital sind oder nicht. In jedem Unternehmen gibt es mindestens eine Person auf Leitungsebene, die sich querstellt. Als HR-Führungskraft haben Sie sich wahrscheinlich nicht nur einmal einen Zauberstab herbeigewünscht, mit dem sie den Mindset von Managern und Executives einfach und schnell ändern können. Den Zauberstab gibt es leider nicht wirklich, dafür finden Sie in diesem Artikel einen wissenschaftlich fundierten und praktikablen ...
 
Mitarbeiter sind digital nicht fit, sagen Führungskräfte - eine Fehleinschätzung?
26.08.2019
Es ist und bleibt ein Thema, das immer wieder - theoretisch in Studien, praktisch im Unternehmensalltag - auftaucht: Die angeblich nicht vorhandenen digitalen Kompetenzen von Mitarbeitern. Diese These stützt unter anderem auch die aktuelle "Human Capital Trendstudie 2019" von Deloitte. Für die Studie wurden laut des Beratungsunternehmens 10.000 Menschen in 119 Ländern befragt, darunter über 600 Befragte aus Deutschland aus dem HR-Bereich, dem mittleren Management oder der Geschäftsführung. Ein paar der zentralen Befunde: Die deutliche Mehrheit der Teilnehmer ...
 
What Can Business Learn From The World's Best Research Institutes?
26.08.2019
lenty! Doing science and doing business might seem worlds apart. But just as scientists draw inspiration from how the world's best do business, companies can also learn from how the world's best do science. Two inspiring leaders in science make this point. They are Max Perutz, a Nobel Prize winner, and Geoffrey West, a visionary theoretical physicist. Both ran highly successful institutes, and illustrate our point. Connected by ideology West tells how he learned from Perutz in his book 'Scale - the universal laws of life, growth, and death in organisms, ...
 
Without Trust, there is No Team
26.08.2019
How can you be a great leader if your team does not trust you? Do you worry about whether or not your team trusts you? You should. Many leaders feel that simply being a manager of a team means you are trusted but if your team was given the opportunity to speak candidly, you might hear a different story. Trust isn't something that comes with a title or a position. It is something that you earn over time. I suspect we have all, at one time or another, worked for a manager that we didn't trust. In fact, I would guess that most of you reading this ...