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Posts published in September 2020

Podcast #4: Co-Founder Justus von Wedekind

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A brand new episode with a special guest. I invited my Co-founder Justus von Wedekind to join the podcast. He is for sure an expert in the field of EX with a lot of practical experience. Justus gave clear tips on data-driven tools that help creating a better EX and took a critical view on F. Laloux's book: „Reinventing organizations".

The illusion of control

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How do I create involvement and participation in my organization and when is the right time for it? As early as possible! If information and decisions are strategically kept away from employees, this creates a culture of distrust and resistance that runs counter to the company's goals.

The agility misconception – Part 2

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In the companies where I am currently working in the field of team and organizational development, I come across further misunderstandings, which lead to the fact that "agility" has now become a dirty word in some companies. Many employees:inside are frustrated and have "no more desire" for "this next sow that is driven through the village". Here are my top 4 misunderstandings, in addition to the 4 from Gabris part 1.

The agility misconception – Part 1

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The ability of companies to adapt to rapidly changing markets is a critical success factor, especially these days. Shorter delivery cycles, flat hierarchies with short decision-making paths and innovation are more in demand than ever. Good approaches are at risk to fade out just because they are promoted and THE solution to all problems without further reflection. Agility and agile transformation fall into this bucket.

Feedback for Real

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In 2001, Gallup published 12 questions that demonstrably establish a positive correlation between employee engagement and business performance. The questionnaire can be used wonderfully in teams to initiate a very pragmatic change process "from below". It is exciting that the questions reflect many aspects of New Work / positive employee experience.

The Employee Engagement Bridge™

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The old methods of dealing with people in companies have failed. A "rebellious" approach from the real world is now to provide the instruction manual to create a corporate culture that produces highly committed employees. But what does all this have to do with "rebelling"? According to entrepreneur Glenn Elliott and HR Director Debra Corey: A lot! To show how it can be done differently, they have the #1 Amazon buyer in the HR 'Build it! The Rebel Playbook for Worldclass Employee Engagement.

Creating trust and human proximity over distance

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Human proximity via direct personal contact is currently a rare commodity - and at the same time a core requirement for agile, motivated and independent work. But how do we create this closeness without direct contact? The market is currently flooded with digital tools. Used correctly, they can help to combine the creativity of new work approaches and the dynamics of agile project management with the element of proximity and trust.