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Social Collaboration Maturity Levels

social_collaboration_maturity_levelsWorking in virtual teams requires a new set of communication and collaboration skills. Based on todays available technology we have many more options for collaborative work without the limitation of time and location. Accepting that virtual collaboration is a compromise, it is the status quo for our todays work with colleagues, teams, companies, customers or suppliers.

Social Media has shown us many advantages – but not everyone can see them yet.. or trusts their promises. We can compare the impact with going from handwritten letters and Overhead-Projectors to eMail and Beamers – the last communication „update“.

Ask yourself:

Could you do your job
with handwriting and static foils – today?

Social Collaboration is the logical next level, enabling us to engage network communication, reducing the known physical limitations … being an answer for the demands of an agile, complex world, where not One final Answer but diversity leads to success.

With the experience of a decade of internal and external adoption, here is a first summary (mehr …)

Evolving Organizations from a greater perspective

To be what we are …
and to become whatever we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson


Thanks to Kerstin Schinck (Deutsche Bank) I came across this great video, describing the evolution of organizations in correspondence to key aspects in collaboration, goals and participation. I see this as a good description, why „our digital transformation understanding“ (technology driven, but greater impact on people, leading, culture and collaboration) is following a long term evolution, where networking, new organizational forms, new ways of collaboration and communication are just logical steps.

Lean and Agile Adoption with the Laloux Culture Model from Agile For All


For those who see this very familiar, there is a close connection to „Spirals Dynamics“

Comparing Spiral Dynamics & Laloux Culture Model

Comparing Spiral Dynamics & Laloux Culture Model


Great reads about that:

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5 Elements of Working Out Loud

WOL - Blick über die Schulter

John Stepper gave us a great gift with his Book „Working Out Loud„. Our world becomes more and more digital, so new behaviors, new habits and competence is needed to master it. Besides it would be great to make our world a better place too;-)

For our Organization I introduced Working Out Loud also as a personal development method, which is available for our employees around the world. I am convinced that this is a great method HR can use to guide employees into our digitalized world, and it is the foundation for working with virtual teams or making home office finally possible.

Since we are a technology driven company, I made some little adaptations in order to overcome the first hurdles and offer a solution which fits to their concrete needs.

So here is my interpretation of the 5 Elements of Working Out Loud (which John just recently revisited), (mehr …)