Trends & Observations

Purpose as the directive for going “networked”

During the research for my blog post on Holacracy I came along a very nice posting of Greg Satell explaining the “4 Things You Should Know About Networked Organizations“. Greg Satell is a thinker and regular writer for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. He is doing quite some nice reviews on the theories of networks. […]

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Recap on the recent discussions about Zappos struggle with Holacracy

Recently there are quite some discussions and reviews on the state of Zappo’s transition towards a self-organized structure by the help of the Holacracy approach. Certainly nobody can expect a transition of this kind taking off without friction. And the “social experiment” as it is stated is not yet at an end at all – […]

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Let’s talk about the digital transformation of work!

English version of German post: “Lassen Sie uns über die digitale Transformation der Arbeit diskutieren!“ The discussion about the state of the digital transformation is globally en vogue – but recently some forethinkers in the US has brought up some critics about the process of the transformation. The “Open Letter on the Digital Economy” that was […]

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Expert Discussion: How to make digital collaboration work?

While the term “social” is called “dead” – the digital transformation of work is in full motion. As part of the bigger picture of developing the “next-generation enterprise model” the re-modeling of work certainly cannot be treated singular – as it needs to fit into a new system of an open culture and a business […]

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The Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT moves beyond social & cultural change discussions!

We have been thinking about the scope of the Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT for quite some time. For a while now our beloved expert community has been telling us that “Social” has moved on, the “Enterprise 2.0” term is “dead” and that our conference heading doesn’t match the general “zeitgeist” of the current business landscape. We […]

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The State of Digital Transformation in 2015

The theme of the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 SUMMIT in Paris next week is “Designing the Digital Transformation”. This title is not a randomly chosen title. The agenda and various tracks are set-up to create a thorough guide through the Digital Transformation that we believe is at hand. We think this is the next logical step […]

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Specifities for the organizational development in the digital tranformation job

In the preparation of E20 SUMMIT I rediscovered a good reading in a handbook for organizational development about the competences of OD (organizational development) practitioners by Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge. Though written in 2010 the handbook essentially scopes the challenges of the OD task from a classical understanding of a one-stop change intervention in the organization. It’s […]

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How to start the digital transformation initiative?

Complementary to my last post on the urgency to refocus the discussions around “Social” and “Enterprise 2.0” I would like to add some thoughts on the “how-to” for starting the digital transformation initiative. Again to make it clear – the general consensus about the digital transformation is not to implement some “fancy” new technologies or […]

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