How remote work and home office affect management and leadership.

I am writing this new essay while the Covid-19 pandemic keeps changing the paradigms of work and social life. Companies like SIEMENS and Novartis (besides all the large digital players) publicly speak about their ambition to make home office and remote work the norm. Over a decade, I have helped similar companies in their internalContinue reading “How remote work and home office affect management and leadership.”

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.”

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”

CampSherpa – Your People. Empowered.

I’ve toyed with the idea for quite a while: build impactful change and transformation teams with a combination of training and design thinking workshops. That’s why I am now launching CampSherpa. It’s the next evolution of my work with client teams and entirely focussed on the transformation from the inside. The goal: Empowered change teams.Continue reading “CampSherpa – Your People. Empowered.”

There are no “generations” at the workplace – only people.

A TED talk I watched over lunchtime today inspired me to write this article. In the talk, Leah Georges talks about her take on how generational stereotypes hold us back at work. I’ve embedded the video at the bottom of the page. Assuming a “generational” divide is misleading. When I started my journey in internalContinue reading “There are no “generations” at the workplace – only people.”

Why ’digital empowerment of people’ still is a paradox in today’s world

“We primarily work in analogue ways, using digital tools,” is what a client just recently told me. It was part of the reflection on the current situation and the question of why things haven’t gotten better with the availability of new ’tools’. In another mandate, I could observe how people struggled with the adoption ofContinue reading “Why ’digital empowerment of people’ still is a paradox in today’s world”

How Leadership Drives Change. Concretely.

This week, I spent a lot of time with a group of sales leaders for a large industrial manufacturing firm. In the context of a large digitalisation initiative we discussed the role and specific tasks for leaders to drive and motivate sustainable change.  In this post I want to share the essence of the discussionContinue reading “How Leadership Drives Change. Concretely.”

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”

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?”

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…”