Working on the Human Side of Change

For over one year I'm now in my new position as an Organizational Transformation Companion at the Bosch Corporate IT in Stuttgart. Many things have changed in this amazing journey. It’s a good time to look back and share my observations and learnings. Let‘s begin with a little refresher on how this journey took shape.... Continue Reading →

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Starting a themed week

Switching context slows me down. Inability to find a meeting with 3+ colleagues within 2 upcoming days tires me. Now it's time to make an attempt to change that: I'm picking up the idea of a "themed week". That means I put my most prominent recurring activities into a weekly framework. Every day will be... Continue Reading →

A while ago I stumbled over an appealing idea: Use LEGO for calendaring. It makes planning across a team easier, delivers instant overview and adds a tactile element which makes the whole thing much more fun. I did a quick research which showed that the idea is not brand new. Many people have created calendars... Continue Reading →

ABC of Living Decisions

[Update] This post from June 13th, 2013 came to mind due to a trigger lately. So I want to bring it to your attention. I've been re-structuring and updating it for you. I'm writing this post based on experiences I had within the last weeks. Achieve clarity within our organization with good decision making and... Continue Reading →

Thanks to Lars for pointing me to this article. It's a great insight on managing large teams over different locations efficiently. In his November 2012 article, Henrik Kniberg (also see my recent post from him introducing scrum) describes a team setup that combines scrum teams and keeps them interacting with each other. It's a challenge... Continue Reading →

Innovation must be a Leadership attitude

This post "Your Innovation Problem Is Really a Leadership Problem" by Scott Anthony points out several aspects that can help make (or keep) your organization innovative, focusing on the leadership team's responsibilities. In daily business, I see two things that seem to be in contradiction by nature: The quality you need for operational excellence vs.... Continue Reading →

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