Events: did we or will we see each other there?

Events: did we or will we see each other there?

First of all, thanks to everyone for the great conversations and swapping of ideas that have been so helpful in finding new ways to design how we interact with each other. Would you like to continue those conversations?  I will be present (and in most cases presenting) at the events below. So drop me a … Continue reading Events: did we or will we see each other there?

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Board Markers, Sticky Notes and #Freehugs. The importance of Human-Human interactions in the Digital Age

Board Markers, Sticky Notes and #Freehugs. The importance of Human-Human interactions in the Digital Age

The world we live in is changing at an ever increasing rate. But it is not only the rate of change that is a constant challenge for management, it is also the fact that the world is moving closer together (no matter whether physically or virtually) and this brings about a good mixture of cultures, … Continue reading Board Markers, Sticky Notes and #Freehugs. The importance of Human-Human interactions in the Digital Age

Wer treibt Organisationsentwick­lung in selbstgeführten Organisationen? Die (Un)Konferenz!

Am 30. Juni 2017 werden wir zu einer Sonderveranstaltung zum Themen-Schwerpunkt Organisationsentwicklung einladen. Vielen Dank im Voraus an AOE für die Organisation und das Hosting an dem Tag. Auch wenn sich ein Unternehmen im großen Maß der Selbstorganisation verschrieben hat, wird es dennoch Schlüsselpersonen geben, die die Entwicklung der Organisation vorantreiben. In kleineren Unternehmen oder … Continue reading Wer treibt Organisationsentwick­lung in selbstgeführten Organisationen? Die (Un)Konferenz!

Agile Talks 01.06.2017: Freiheit braucht Regeln.

Agile Talks 01.06.2017: Freiheit braucht Regeln.

You gotta have rules in order to be free...

At the next Agile Talks (www.agiletalks.de/talks/27-04-2017.html) on April 27th 2017, I will hold a talk and group discussion on the question of how much "freedom" in the working environment is really helpful, and what it means to be able to keep things "under control" without somehow forcing people to do things.

In this world of self-organization, we have gone past what everyone knows as "people empowerment" to a world where collaboration, participation, creativity and general freedom to take responsibility are more important than "reporting lines" and "directives". So let's find out what it means to be very open and free about how people go about their jobs, while at the same time not neglecting the fact that we do need structure, common rules, and yes - even boundaries.

Anybody with the right Title can be a good Leader…

Anybody with the right Title can be a good Leader…

Spoiler alert: the right Title is...  well that actually doesn't really matter. Does this sound familiar to you: a friend works at a company with all the structures and classic roles you can think of from the Board, through VPs, down to the ever-popular "middle Management". Odd and disturbing (but sadly not uncommon) is that upper management has so much … Continue reading Anybody with the right Title can be a good Leader…