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”

The Power of Purpose and the Balance of Goal, Value & Leadership

Intro: Two colleagues of mine started working on a model for the “power of purpose”. Purpose is one of the key subjects at the moment when it comes to change, leadership & management. One of the most famous talkers about the power of purpose might be Simon Sinek. You can see his TED Talk here.Continue reading “The Power of Purpose and the Balance of Goal, Value & Leadership”

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…”

My thoughts on boxes, construction sets & custom solutions.

Summary: As part of my work in the field of the Digital Workplace I get asked one question a lot (even though I am not really a technology expert): “It’s 2016. Can’t we just buy this as a box somewhere?”. My answer to that is always: “Depending on how flexible you are as an organisation andContinue reading “My thoughts on boxes, construction sets & custom solutions.”

Like a #magnet; very nice metaphor for a strategic #enterprise20 #framework; #e20 #socialbusiness #socbiz

Summary: I suppose most of us have been confronted with the question why a transformation needs the ‘big picture’ – the strategic framework. During one of my recent workshops a client of mine drew the picture of a magnet on a flip chart and it’s probably the nicest metaphor that I’ve seen so far forContinue reading “Like a #magnet; very nice metaphor for a strategic #enterprise20 #framework; #e20 #socialbusiness #socbiz”