Working Out Loud Barcamp 2017 – A Retrospective

A couple of days ago I had the chance to participate in the first Working-Out-Loud Barcamp in Germany. If you have never heard about WOL, in a nutshell it is about “building relationships that matter” by sharing your work openly and widely and generously offering help […]

WTF is a Learning Mindset?

As the world moves faster and faster around us, companies and their employees are struggling to keep up with the pace of change. “Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again” –@graemewood Therefore, constant learning has never been […]

helping employees to work out loud

Small and effective steps to help your employees work out loud

Congratulations! Your company has implemented an enterprise social network. You drummed up excitement with your fancy launch campaign, created initial content on the platform and training material to help your colleagues understand the why and the what. Yet after the initial hype, interest and activitity […]

Bridging internal and external silos in a connected enterprise

Recently I was involved in a project with the aim to support a M&A process. It was about thinking of traditional and innovative formats and means to help employees learn about the M&A process but also about new tools, especially Yammer, which had been in […]

A book on Networked Organisations

A couple of day ago I received my personal copy of a book called “Vernetzte Organisation“, in English “The networked organisation” or even “Social Business”. In the context of the book the word “social” is a synoym for “related”, “connected”, “networked”. I contributed a chapter […]

Successful social business stories from Germany

I recently published a guest post called “A German perspective on successful social business stories” on the Ripple Effect Group blog. Many know of examples of social business transformation in the Anglo-American hemisphere, but in the past few years some German companies have stepped into […]

Crumbling infrastructure - change or be changed

Change or be changed!

There is a lot of talk about how 20th century organisations need to change to be successful in the 21st century. And when we say organisations need to change, we actually mean people, as they make up and shape organisations. Change is a process, not […]

Engaging the workforce

16 interesting event formats to engage your employees

Many traditional businesses are exploring ways to adapt to the 21st century and become social businesses. A social business is a fancy word for a networked business or connected business. In the end it’s about networks and connections and its radical impact and mindshift to […]