Two years. 170 people. Countless experiences.

I can hardly believe that is has been two years since I embarked on my freelance journey. One thing for sure: it has been the best decision in my business life so far. A few weeks ago, four workshops for four clients happened to be scheduled in one ten-day row. In-between, only one and aContinue reading “Two years. 170 people. Countless experiences.”

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”

My digest of the 2016 Social Business Collaboration (Berlin)

Summary: This year’s SBC was primarily about change. Once in a while you actually got the feeling of being at a Human Resources conference. But as fairy dust there were a couple of presentations that stood out because they provided a new angle on a couple of things. Telenor reported on their experience with Facebook@Work.Continue reading “My digest of the 2016 Social Business Collaboration (Berlin)”

My “Moment(s) of Truth” from the Social Business Collaboration 2016 (Berlin)

For the ones interested here are my slides from today’s gig at one of Europe’s leading conferences around collaboration & the Digital Workplace:

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…”

The Digital Workplace. Essential for digital business transformation & employee satisfaction.

When I started working in the field, Digital Natives and Social Media were the key drivers for a lot of companies. Resonating on my most recent conversation I came to realise that things have changed. Organisations feel that current and upcoming business challenges require fixes in today’s productivity support. Retaining talent and unleashing their potentialContinue reading “The Digital Workplace. Essential for digital business transformation & employee satisfaction.”

My digest of the Enterprise 2.0 Summit, Paris (February 2015) #e20s #enterprise20 #socbiz #socialbusiness #digitalworkplace

Summary: I’ve spent the last 1.5 days with Digital Workplace practitioners and thought leaders discussing the connected enterprise and social media inspired ways of working. Once again I have left the venue inspired and with a lot of food for thought. However, I have to admit that there is a struggle with the transition toContinue reading “My digest of the Enterprise 2.0 Summit, Paris (February 2015) #e20s #enterprise20 #socbiz #socialbusiness #digitalworkplace”

my take on the 7 traits of effective digital enterprises by #mckinsey ; #socialbusiness #socbiz #e20 #transformation #change

In a previous post on the NO FEAR community I have tried to connect Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to leadership in transforming enterprises. McKinsey’s 2014 article on The Seven Traits of Effective Digital Enterprises has inspired me to translate their angle into an inside perspective. How would the seven traitsContinue reading “my take on the 7 traits of effective digital enterprises by #mckinsey ; #socialbusiness #socbiz #e20 #transformation #change”

Wrapping up 2014; no #predictions from my side, just sharing some #learning & #insight; #enterprise20 #e20 #socbiz

Another year has passed and it’s been an exciting one – what else. It would be weird to say that nothing has happened and that it has been rather dull. If nothing had happened on the professional front I could at least have reported that I have given up my Munich home base after 39 yearsContinue reading “Wrapping up 2014; no #predictions from my side, just sharing some #learning & #insight; #enterprise20 #e20 #socbiz”