Some thoughts about various Organizational forms and some attributes – not to be seen as good/bad or old/new but to reference which organization is the best for what goal and which tools, what culture is needed to achieve it, plus a people view.
UPDATE!!! The power of diverse networks: Just 2 days after publishing my „draft“, I received 3 beautiful new versions of my notes – even in German and English from Andrea Hauch (see comments). As she needed it for herself, she asked if she could re-use it, which I of course agreed to. Now we all (at least the ones who appreciate this) can say a big thank to her for this awesome translation and upgrade. You can also download it below and us it „alike“ – not for earning money and with mentioning the authors: harald-schirmer.de and Andrea Hauch (mehr …)
VUCA = Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity … this term is used since some years to describe the challenges of the digital age. In my view this is used today in many negative ways: Creating fear, as an excuse, as a dogma and to separate people in „digital“ and analog sections. Of course there are many challenges in this „new world“ of connectedness, but as we know from any changes in the past – we will find ways to deal with them.
But there are also people, who do not only want to „deal“ with problems, but creating real improvements for people. Not driven by technological possibilities, but human needs, a positive mindset and the aim to make our world a better place.
I meet so many of such great people, who want to contribute in many different ways. They are intrinsically motivated, passionate, creative, often fear-less and very resilient. As I am a big believer of „words generate reality“ I try to find terms, which either already express what people do (like GUIDEs), try to „reload“ existing terms with new meaning or I create new ones, which make people think, creating doubts (if their understanding is the only one) or at least make people talk about the topic behind. Not in a destructive but engaging, inspiring way, I would love to have a discussion about
„How do we want to design the VUCA world?“
(not suffering from it)
Want to be part of this and „rock“ VUCA together ?
Call for ideas!
How do YOU personally ROCK VUCA?
write a blogpost, Twitter, LinkedIn…. and tag your post with #VUCArockers
Das Blackboat Bootcamp hat mich durch sein sehr interaktives und an konkreten/relevanten Perspektiven orientierte Format sofort angesprochen. #Miteinander ist für mich einer der Schlüssel für die Arbeit mit Menschen und ein Schlüssel, die neue digitale Welt für uns zu öffnen. Ich freue mich als Keynote Speaker zu einer der drei Säulen „People“ meinen Impuls geben zu können. Am zweiten Tag werden wir intensiver mit Masterclass, Deepdive und individueller Beratung. Wir können so viel voneinander lernen – dazu müssen die Rahmenbedingungen, Hebel und natürlich die Menschen verstanden werden.
Event Webseite / 12. & 13. November 2018 / Berlin Mindspace Coworking
Hier ein kleiner Überblick, was Ihr erwarten könnt:
Wer schon mal einen Vorgeschmack bekommen möchte, (mehr …)
This article – originally in German Language on LinkedIn received already more than 9000 views, 400 likes and about 70 valuable comments and more than 1000 re-shares (yes I am a bit proud) Sebastian Kolberg kindly provided the translation here:
- Why is change so difficult?
- How can an organization meet the challenges of the digital age?
- What can I contribute to this?
Not a few ask themselves these questions. Here are some personal thoughts and the hope to encourage you to swim against the current more often!
No, this is not a call to revolution, but a well-intentioned inspiration,
to start with yourself,
no matter if you are a board member, team leader or employee.
Everyone can change the world – (mehr …)
..only happens, once great people make it happen. Today in the digital age, we can learn from each other, share our best practices and support us with appreciation – a very needed part of „resilience“ – as changing organizations, foremost needs endurance. In this post I will share the names of such great people (who are active on one of the best learning channels: #Twitter)
appreciation is like a muscle, that needs to be trained
Sharing their names can also be seen as my personal #appreciation to them, as they are giving me strength, knowledge and inspiration to constantly go on. (mehr …)
We use words to communicate- each one of us has it’s own network of thoughts about words. Specially in change initiatives, I find it highly relevant, to build a common understanding of the words used.
I use LinkedIn as my professional Business Networking Platform – since May 2011. In 2016 I started various tests, where I could find more value in this platform, other than „just being there“ and getting mails from people selling something, headhunters or advertisements (back than).
Maybe it helps you too, to get started or to enhance the value of your profile.
Today I have more than 3800 contacts and 4400 followers, my articles reached a total of about 50k viewers – far away from being a „real influencer“ but good enough to share some experience.
In Life we focus on the obvious, the „sharp“ things, the ones we can describe, have a name for, we can measure.
Like in #technology this (reduced) view on the measurable/improvable stuff might be a bad mistake?
What if we look what is behind, what is around and in between?
I have the feeling, that we focus too much on the „dead“ stuff – making us become like machines, instead of widening our views, get blurry, dive into feelings, more holistic observing with more than our „typical“ senses.
This is an invitation to re-focus … along those photos. Try to look at the pictures in between, where I removed the „topic“ to expose you to the „space in between“ -maybe that is what really counts, what makes live human…
click through album on Flickr
see on facebook
April 14th 2018 – translation of this post by Sebastian Kolberg
The DGFP invites you to think about the future of HR in a blog parade. I am happy to participate in the discussion as a basis for the conference on 3-4 May, which will take place in parallel – and in conjunction with re:publica.
The core question is: Why should someone take HR on a mission to Mars? A beautiful image that makes the digital transformation and the necessary „DenkRaumErweiterung“ (means: „Think beyond the common frame“) clear. My provocative thesis:
The best hiking boots don’t take HR to Mars!
It should be (mehr …)
What a great leading change summary from Celine Schillinger (Twitter: @CelineSchill) in her #WeNeedSocial Blog – covering the Top Ten Change enablers:
One Human at a Time
- Change is a journey, not a destination
- Change is done with people, not to people
- Change management is not project management
- Organizations often address change at the wrong level
- The system strikes back
- It’s really hard (but necessary) to unlearn
- Resist the temptation to change others
- Always look forward
- Organizations are living systems, not machines
- To change a culture, social media is a superpower
I can not agree more and highly recommend reading and SHARING this valuable post in your networks!
By the way Celine is also part of the great global Change Agents WorldWide Network:
Change Agents Worldwide