It’s not office OR home office. It’s the right balance. Like everywhere in life.

I am getting more and more confused by all the articles that predict the end of the physical offices. I agree that we have learned a lot from the COVID situation. But this learning is not exclusive to companies and managers. During the time of lockdown, I had the chance to talk to a lotContinue reading “It’s not office OR home office. It’s the right balance. Like everywhere in life.”

My Gamification Gold Nugget Slides from IntraNET Reloaded from Home 2020

As promised here’s my deck from today’s presentation. Thank you very much for being part of the virtual conference, see you in November and STAY SAFE ❤ Recording of my presentation …and the slides to click through

Gamification Gold Nugget – Join me at Intranet Reloaded from Home 2020

This year’s class reunion will be all virtual – conferencing from home, so to say. Please join my session on Office 365 Onboarding with the help of Gamification (April 28, 11.10 CET). I will be talking about the advantages of a gamified approach and share a concrete plan/scenario, which you can adopt/adapt and run – even inContinue reading “Gamification Gold Nugget – Join me at Intranet Reloaded from Home 2020”

Don’t miss out on this wake-up call for society

Due to the nature of my work, I spend a lot of time by myself preparing, thinking, creating. Never before have I felt less alone sitting by myself in my home office. People who I primarily work with, reach out just to check-in on my health and well being – no other reason, just that.Continue reading “Don’t miss out on this wake-up call for society”

The 2019 Intranet Reloaded (Berlin) – My Gold Nuggets from Two Days with Practitioners

For the 8th consecutive year, @weCONECT’s Intranet Reloaded (#intrelEU) was the leading practitioner gathering around the future of intranets and the digital workplace. Despite the occasional “there are other ways, too, you know,” the dominance of Microsoft Office 365 in the field became even more evident. The majority of cases showed early or slightly advancedContinue reading “The 2019 Intranet Reloaded (Berlin) – My Gold Nuggets from Two Days with Practitioners”

Collecting insight for my workshop at Intranet Reloaded 2019

Make the workshop about “building a strong foundation” valuable by sharing your experience! On April 11th, I will be facilitating a little workshop at the 2019 Intranet Reloaded Conference in Berlin. It will be about building a strong foundation for change for digitalisation projects. The following chart is an outline of the topics I’d like to discussContinue reading “Collecting insight for my workshop at Intranet Reloaded 2019”

Make E-Mail Great Again (A Guest Article for Fleep.io)

Yes, I wrote an essay FOR e-mail. But don’t be shocked. My goal is to look into the systemic model, why e-mail became the curse it is today and what role we, as users, play in that. I believe there might be place for the little digital letter in the future, and we might evenContinue reading “Make E-Mail Great Again (A Guest Article for Fleep.io)”

I am now a Freelance Coach & Consultant

I have toyed with this idea on more than one occasion. Encouraged by my network and my family, I’ve now taken the plunge into self employment and am a “gun for hire” for clients that could benefit from a “Digital Sherpa”. On my re-worked website you will find information on what I can offer you,Continue reading “I am now a Freelance Coach & Consultant”

Gluing distributed organisations together (& the associated leadership challenge)

Summary: My wife just recently shared David McGraw’s article “Communication Tactics For Remote Companies” with me. Reading it made me realise that it contains a lot of implicit “reason-why” for the current situation of the Digital Workplace in many companies. I want to build on what David has written about start ups which, in many ways, experience the sameContinue reading “Gluing distributed organisations together (& the associated leadership challenge)”

Social Chicken Network – The Need to Change the Foundation for a Collaborative Future

Summary: Margaret Heffernan’s TED Talk on “Forget the pecking order at work” inspired me to write this post. I’ve talked and published a lot about why Enterprise Social Network by itself don’t seem to really deliver the success people expect. Listening to Margaret’s talk I was quite baffled that research on chickens was actually able toContinue reading “Social Chicken Network – The Need to Change the Foundation for a Collaborative Future”