Socially Distant Collaboration. Everybody told you it was going to be a challenge. In reality, it’s just common sense.

Socially Distant Collaboration. Everybody told you it was going to be a challenge. In reality, it’s just common sense.

Things often seem impossible until we actually do them. And you can get something done that you have never done before - even if the people you are doing it with can’t be physically with you, or don‘t have the tech-savvy one might expect. This is the story of how a little-known band made an … Continue reading Socially Distant Collaboration. Everybody told you it was going to be a challenge. In reality, it’s just common sense.

Can Technology be biased? Or are we biased in our implementation and use?

Can Technology be biased? Or are we biased in our implementation and use?

A wise person once said something along the lines of “computers are in reality just stupid machines with the potential to do incredible things if we program them right. And we humans are really incredible beings with the potential to do very stupid things… “ Unconscious Bias effects the way Users interact with Technology. But … Continue reading Can Technology be biased? Or are we biased in our implementation and use?

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.