Sharing: my framework for agile digitalisation & organisational development. Please challenge it!

I’ve decided to put it in writing and out in the open: my personal checklist for digitalisation projects and programs. I am doing this for three reasons: to share my experience to seek your feedback to establish new relationships I believe in sharing experience In almost two decades in various industries and types of business,Continue reading “Sharing: my framework for agile digitalisation & organisational development. Please challenge it!”

Sharing my executive briefing on motivation, challenges & leadership for internal digitalisation

A couple of weeks ago, I’ve worked on an executive briefing on my experience with internal digitalisation in large corporations. Based on my work in industrial manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceutical and professional services environments, this is my collection of Motivation for internal digitalisation Challenges that companies experience along the way The role leadership & management hasContinue reading “Sharing my executive briefing on motivation, challenges & leadership for internal digitalisation”

My interview with WYZE on “the state of digitalisation projects” (German/English)

WYZE Projects* recently conducted an interview with me to discuss my personal view on the current state of digitalisation projects. We talked about The reason, why some digitalisation initiatives struggle to keep traction The difference of digitalisation to classic business process initiatives Where to find “digital leadership” within organisations The interview was conducted in German.Continue reading “My interview with WYZE on “the state of digitalisation projects” (German/English)”

Have we forgotten about middle management?

While working on a series of articles for a client (<— #braggingmoment), I’ve stumbled across an intriguing question: who’s actually in charge of keeping an eye on middle management and their needs and role in digital transformation? Bam! You’re now a coach. Flat hierarchies, agile teams and distributed accountability – the new world of organisingContinue reading “Have we forgotten about middle management?”

My checklist to determine the foundation for change in digitalisation initiatives

The inspiration for this blog post comes from “Hidden Brain“, an NPR podcast series. One of the latest episodes in the You 2.0 series, Check Yourself, is about the history and the impact of using of checklists in aviation and surgery. While listening to the podcast, I realised a similar pattern of “we know whatContinue reading “My checklist to determine the foundation for change in digitalisation initiatives”

How “corporate personality” might influence the effectiveness of motivation…

Today I might have found the answer to why motivation away from something (e.g.  a concrete constraint) seems to work better than the motivation towards something (e.g. a vision or new idea)… I’ve recently decided to get certified as a trainer for mimic resonance (English introduction to the concept on the MDI training website) and attend a courseContinue reading “How “corporate personality” might influence the effectiveness of motivation…”

Product #2: Explore inspiration. Connect insight. Apply knowledge. Learn together.

Quite some time ago, my wife and I began listening to the same podcasts or reading the same books. The conversations we share about much of this content are passionate and lively. Hearing each others take on the same subjects has helped us grow and deepen our understanding of not only these topics, business modelsContinue reading “Product #2: Explore inspiration. Connect insight. Apply knowledge. Learn together.”

My 1st product: The Onboarding Design BootCamp

Click here for the product page…   You never get a second change to make a first impression Optimising the onboarding experience is probably the most people centric challenge in a company. For this I can combine my passion for guiding others with my experience as a corporate employee, digital communicator and business coach. HavingContinue reading “My 1st product: The Onboarding Design BootCamp”

Why “agile” doesn’t mean to wittingly cut corners… (Guest article for Simply Communicate, London)

I’ve worked in and for big organisations and I’ve witnessed the attempt to introduce less hierarchical and more “agile” organisations and ways of working. While it had worked in some places and projects, in a lot of instances the approach left me with the impression that the concept of agile (proudly stolen from software development)Continue reading “Why “agile” doesn’t mean to wittingly cut corners… (Guest article for Simply Communicate, London)”

Little promo for a (German) guest article on smarter-service.com

In case you speak/read German you might be interested in a little guest article that I’ve recently published on http://www.smarter-service.com. It’s about my point of view that the mandate for “customer service” lies with any company function that has a touch point with customers. In particular when you think about digital services. Essentially this meansContinue reading “Little promo for a (German) guest article on smarter-service.com”