You gotta have Rules if you want to be Free… The Blogpost.

This is a topic that I have been holding talks on lately, so I thought I would use this opportunity to post the major thoughts here - just a short recap of the lectures and things that came out of the different talks in different forums. And it goes a little something like this: Autonomy … Continue reading You gotta have Rules if you want to be Free… The Blogpost.

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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.

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…

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…

The needs of… how many?

Often times we tend to fall back to that age old saying: "look out for number one". Today I would like just briefly talk about how it can be confusing to know when you concentrate on doing things for the good of the team, and when you when actually to look out for number one - meaning getting your personal goals in line with the common goal of a group.