To cope with external challenges and hazards John Kotter suggests to implement a network based 2nd operating system within our companies. This sounds like some of the ideas writers of this Blog pursue under the name of “Haufe Quadrant”. Haufe Manager Randolf Jessl therefore digged deeper in an interview with the leadership and change guru.
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“If you don’t wander off the path sometimes, you’ll get left behind on the trail” – statements like this have long been irrefutable truths of the digital transformation. Anyone seeking to be one of its winners must change their company. Must make it more agile, more innovative and more networked. But how is this done?
Digitalization. Globalization. Demographic Change. Our society and our world of work is undergoing change – radical, long-term change. A purely hierarchical organizational structure is no longer compatible with the demands of a volatile market and the world of work and is no longer in keeping with the reality as experienced by most employees and managers alike.… more
This blog post is based on an article that I wrote for the German international chambers of commerce magazine, in which I outline the ways you can involve employees in the recruiting process – from initial needs analysis to drafting a job description and distributing the ad, right up to and including sifting through applications, shortlisting and final selection of the candidate for the job.… more
Countless studies have confirmed that if people are motivated they perform better, and are happier and healthier. Just goes to show, I hear you say, that managers should be doing everything they can to motivate their employees. However, my take on this is that everyone is responsible for their own motivation levels.… more
In one of my recent posts I appealed for a demystification of leadership – the advantage of the new concept of leadership is that managers are no longer decision-makers but become moderators and leadership itself becomes temporary. Thus managers’ loads are lightened by distributing responsibility among team members and management roles are assigned accordingly as is currently required by the situation at hand.… more
Women often face more difficulties on the path to a successful career than men: They may be passed over in selection procedures for certain appointments because people fear they might get pregnant, they hit the infamous glass ceiling on their way up or they have to prove their strengths in male-dominated environments.… more