Ask the customer if you are fixing his problem

I love the exchange and cooperation with innovation experts. Not only because I always experience them as enthusiastic, open and creative. But also because they have such a precise eye for solving problems. The difficulty of focusing on problem solving Such a focus on problem solving is often forgotten in support functions. Not because there … Weiterlesen Ask the customer if you are fixing his problem

Agile organizations don’t need workforce planning

I was recently invited by the ZHAW to present my work on the topic of skill change through digital transformation (presentation documents). One of the topics discussed in the ensuing discussion was strategic workforce planning. The question that preoccupied the participants was: What does "modern" workforce planning look like in a digital world? The discussion … Weiterlesen Agile organizations don’t need workforce planning

Enabling a culture of innovation

Innovation is a prerequisite for entrepreneurial success. There is therefore hardly any company that does not want to be innovative. In practice, however, there are few organisations that can claim to cultivate a collective innovation culture. Such a culture would be the basis for sustainable innovation that is not dependent on individual visionaries or lucky … Weiterlesen Enabling a culture of innovation

Organizational culture for dynamic stability

This famous quote by Philip Rosenthal is symptomatic of the Western self-conception: change is progression, stagnation is regression. In terms of the economy, this would probably mean that only those companies that continue to develop can survive. If one consistently follows this logic, then the executive management of an organization must constantly change the system … Weiterlesen Organizational culture for dynamic stability

A holistic approach to agility

Agility is on everyone's lips. And rightly so. As is now repeated almost everywhere like a prayer wheel: the world is changing ever faster. The change becomes a constant. And dealing with this constant change inevitably leads companies to the concept of agility. In the broader sense, agility means that organizations are capable of adapting … Weiterlesen A holistic approach to agility

Agility culture for coping with digital transformation

The Digital Transformation has stirred up dust. So much dust that old, familiar insights appear new again. As a result, hardly any text on digital transformation does not begin with the hint that the dynamics of the environment, the pressure of competition and innovation or the uncertainty and ambiguity are constantly increasing. This is not … Weiterlesen Agility culture for coping with digital transformation

Agile competence management as a fiction – why it is the case, but does’t have to be

This week, Avenir Consulting organized a meeting of practitioners in Zurich on the topic of "agile competence management". It was a very exciting exchange, which showed that many companies are struggling with similar challenges (dynamics of competence requirements; trend towards simplification; role change in HR, etc.). The exchanged "good practices" were also very inspiring in … Weiterlesen Agile competence management as a fiction – why it is the case, but does’t have to be