In physical meetings or conferences, we try to make a good impression (showing respect) with nice cloth, cool socks or shoes.
Since month I wanted to do this quick „amateur“ video to show you, what big differences the right digital tool-set for virtual or hybrid meetings makes. „Better done than (never) perfect (done)“ – it now became a 2 hour production… and I added many improvement tipps about what I have learned so far.
Please spend some thoughts on your „digital reputation“, who is responsible for it and how you want to be „seen“ or „heard“ by your audience, customers, colleagues, your team or leaders – it’s worth it.
Corona does not allow to meet physically in bigger groups and yes sitting in front of a screen does not sound much like Christmas, fun or and adequate compromise – but not having any celebrating together does not feel like an option either.
One big question of many managers, leaders, employees is: How to establish „informal exchange“ or keep/develop the „corporate culture“ in virtual environment. A Santa or Christmas party is a great way to experiment, test and learn!
Let’s collect options to spend some personally valuable time together, celebrating Christmas in teams, departments or even larger groups.
Let’s also see what we CAN DO in the digital world, which could not be possible physically.
I have been invited to a Diversity Network for an inspiration Keynote / Excellence talk around Change, New Work Style, Trust, Leadership and Networks. My core statement: We CAN change the world, trust me it’s worth trying. I invite you to read my thoughts with additional comments and background… there has been no better time to start… now.
Inspiration to invent a future worth living in!
This quote is intended to be an inspiration to think about what drives us and me personally. Do I have a picuture of a desirable future for me or my kids? Do I go beyond „arguing about today’s issues“ by having constructive discussions on how things „COULD/Should“ be – and taking actions towards such a possible future. This is not just a task for executive boards or politicians, but for every single person – especially leaders.
TheKeenFolks in collaboration with Marketing Expert Johannes Ceh (OurJobToBeDone) asked 14 thought leaders on how to remake business processes to become more efficient and profitable. It’s all about digital transformation.
I am honored to be part of this inspiring group of transformers in their businesses. Now you can download the summary with tips and thoughts about how to bridge the digital gab, how to transform your organization, based on their experience.
Being in home office for more than a decade (fully at home – 600 km away from my (no longer existing physical) workplace in headquarters) – here are some tips, to make life better during Corona Isolation
e.g. better food when having no/little time to cook:
experiment with healthy food (fast food is not a long term solution) – faster, but healthy food recommendations without cantine:
smoothies with fresh ingredience, nuts… (if you hate milk, use joghurt or fruit juice)
soups can be prepared (bigger amount) – just need to be heated up
wraps, sandwiches can be prepared very fast
salads in any kind (fruit salad, vegetable salad, fish salad)
Inspired by a questionnaire of Johannes Ceh here some thoughts about Transformation of organizations in the digital age:
Transforming Systems means fighting a strong immune system:
Transformation starts for me with questioning the Orgnaizations stabilizing factors.
Our organizations developed an immune system to protect themselves form uncertainty, complexity, creativity and „disruptive change“ – to deliver stability, quality, predictability, reliability, to be able to manage the input and control the output.
Continuous improvement is ok and lean efficiency is the goal to create revenue.
Rules, Roles, Processes and Tools are part of this protection system.
So it’s not people doing something wrong, we have just setup frame conditions, which make them protect their functions, sustain their roles and even fight for their place in the big picture.
Sometimes it feels like living on a different planet. For some people all the innovation, technology and (digital) options feel very disruptive, the future completely unclear, even frightening. Others can’t wait to get the next update…
If change feels like a revolution – re-think your priorities!
Electric cars, Wearables, Bitcoins, Virtual Reality… what a Buzzword bingo, but hey, there is nothing revolutionary or disruptive:
There have been electric cars 20 years before Ford or Daimler invented combustion engines, Virtual Reality came up in the 1970’s. I bought my first PDA (what we call Smartphone today) 1997 – the same year I started Video-conferencing too.
Immer noch keine einfache Antwort auf eine so einfache Frage?
Click here for this article in Englisch Language on LinkedIn
Ich war heute in einer internen Konferenz auf diese simple Frage sprachlos… jetzt auf der „Heimfahrt“ versuche ich ein paar Gedanken dazu zu sammeln – aber vielleicht ist da draußen jemand, der diese Antwort schon hat?
Was bringt mir (Führungskraft) die Nutzung von ESN (Enterprise Social Networks) also Organisations-interne Soziale Netzwerk Plattformen?
Es mag blamabel klingen, für jemanden, der sich seit mehr als 10 Jahren mit diesem Thema intensivst befasst, aber ich konnte und kann es nicht in einem Satz erklären. Könnt Ihr das?
UPDATE: nach der großartigen Resonanz in den Sozialen Netzen habe ich den ersten Schwung "Sätze" an den Ende des Blogposts gestellt - bereits 60!
Within the last two and a half years, we set the basis for a massive transformation at Continental. We re-designed learning, communication, change and support – as well as methods, tools and most of all the „attitude“ or mindset behind it. We built divers global networks with about 5000 People, created new roles to deal with constant changes coming from the cloud based software as a service setup.
About 25 tools, more than a dozend learning options, our own artificial intelligence social bot, a trust based manifest with our works council and many many other highlights are the results of two years of experimenting with leadership, culture techniques, technology, various forms of networks, decentral – crossfunctional teams and respect for humans at the first place.
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