Komplexität managen mit Design Sprints

Was haben eine Salesforce Implementierung, der Aufenthalt an einem Flughafen, die Bedienung einer Kamera oder das Onboarding neuer Mitarbeiter im Unternehmen gemeinsam? Es sind alles Probleme, die besser definiert und ganz oder in Ansätzen konzeptionell auch gelöst wurden – dank eines Design Sprints. Design Thinking hat man eventuell schon mal gehört. Es […]

Experiencing the Power of Liberating Structures – A Practical Example

Are you tired of the ever same brainstorming sessions in your workshops? Are you annoyed by extroverts voicing their opinions whilst introverted colleagues rather keep their opinions and ideas to themselves? Do you need to engage a large number of people to support sustainable change? […]

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 […]

Technology changes, humans don’t – or do they?

Although social tools have been around for almost 20 years and have seen a huge surge in the past 10 years, there are many organisations that have only recently started implementing them at scale. The above image was created by Hugh MacLeod in 2007 but it was […]

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 […]