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…”

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)”

Some thoughts on dialogue in the context of leading change in digital transformation

Summary: Dialogue and exchange are very common catch phrases used in today’s world of change and digital transformation. With the raise of social technologies in intra-company communications, dialogue and exchange became key drivers and motivators for introducing and motivating adoption of those new opportunities. Looking back on my years in the field I am frequently askingContinue reading “Some thoughts on dialogue in the context of leading change in digital transformation”

If you need a Chief Digital Officer, you’re probably doomed…

Summary: I’ve deliberately chosen the title to be a little *smile provocative. Of course I don’t mean it literally but where’s smoke there’s fire. So this article is about my very personal angle on the role of a CDO…more or less. Maybe I need to say that McKinsey Quarterly isn’t my only inspirational source. However, I’veContinue reading “If you need a Chief Digital Officer, you’re probably doomed…”

Driving #ChangeManagement; thoughts on #McKinsey #change platform article http://goo.gl/2UbUaL #socbiz #e20 #enterprise20

With a lot of interest I’ve read Gary Hamel’s and Michele Zanini’s article on change published on McKinsey.com in October 2015 (http://goo.gl/2UbUaL). As part of their recommendation to establish a change platform instead of a change program they suggest to replace the old paradigms of change Change starts at the top Change is rolled out Change is engineered with aContinue reading “Driving #ChangeManagement; thoughts on #McKinsey #change platform article http://goo.gl/2UbUaL #socbiz #e20 #enterprise20”

Implementing #Change in the Context of the #DigitalWorkplace… Thoughts on #Drivers & #SuccessFactors; #socbiz #enterprise20

Thanks to being swamped with active involvement with my favorite subject I have again fallen silent on my sharing channel. For the ones who care: I am sorry. I makes me feel bad on the one hand. On the other hand I believe it’s the only way to come up with new and valuable contentContinue reading “Implementing #Change in the Context of the #DigitalWorkplace… Thoughts on #Drivers & #SuccessFactors; #socbiz #enterprise20”

personal thoughts on HBR’s “Best Workplace on Earth” http://goo.gl/XJHNR; #hbr #pragmatism #realism

HBR’s Article “Creating the Best Workplace on Earth” by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones (http://goo.gl/XJHNR) has been trending in my Twitter network over the past couple of days. Today I took myself the time to read it and I somehow feel like “I have to say something”. Since I am not smart enough to do thatContinue reading “personal thoughts on HBR’s “Best Workplace on Earth” http://goo.gl/XJHNR; #hbr #pragmatism #realism”

personal note; excited to announce that I’ve joined @infocentric research ag to lead principal consulting & research #timeforchange

It’s time for personal change. I’ve decided to leave the world of large corporations behind and join the thriving and passionate team of Infocentric Research AG (Baden, Switzerland). As a proud member of their ET I will be leading their principal consulting and research practice and drive Infocentric’s internationalisation efforts. The team at Infocentric hasContinue reading “personal note; excited to announce that I’ve joined @infocentric research ag to lead principal consulting & research #timeforchange”