In my doctoral thesis I asked myself how the agility in organizations can be fostered. A rather complex problem, since organizations are social systems with interdependent effects. In addition, agility was at that time mostly coined from the IT environment. My dissertation, which I was able to submit for final review these days, is unlikely … Weiterlesen An effective method to solve complex problems
How would we work if we were completely free to choose? How can individual autonomy and team collaboration be aligned in the best possible way? Do we need rules and guidelines to install new ways of working or are mutual respect and situational communication strong enough as mediators? That’s exactly the question that the initiators … Weiterlesen An experiment aimed at fostering a learning culture
In an article Yordan Athanassov presented a tool for agile culture. He also discussed how agility can be legitimized in top management. This is a crucial issue, as something new often needs to be legitimised twice. The new solution must not only be better than the existing system, it must be perfect as well. As … Weiterlesen Traditional decision processes and why the new does not have to be perfect
This winter I had the opportunity to interview Claudia Kaiser (Head People & Organization Development) as well as Hanneke Gerritsen (Head Organizational Development) regarding their new implemented organizational structure. The interview can be read here
I was recently asked how the digital transformation can actually be measured. My inner voice first instinctively told me: Digital Transformation cannot be measured since it is too complex for a few KPI to show whether the organizational change is successful. But this reflex does not do justice to the problem. Measuring and identifying progress … Weiterlesen A short guide on how to measure digital transformation
Who does not know the classic pitch of new founders: "Our product is like Uber, only for X". Well, my short introduction to two inventors starts similar, only not with Uber. The product of Marcel and Stedi is like AdventureRooms ("Escape Room"), only to solve "real" problems. Just over a year ago Marcel and Stedi … Weiterlesen In the „AgileRooms“ problems are solved independently – is that the extinction of the consultants?
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