Service Dominant Logic

The fundamental misunderstanding about products, services, and value creation It is popular to speak about product-led organizations. They shall be able to solve customer problems better because teams in this kind of organization have full accountability for product success. An enterprise organized around products The basic idea sounds fantastic: Instead of organizing an enterprise functionally [...]

Viable Leadership – Basic Questions

A nano manifesto for Viable Leadership The one who contributes leads – forget the organigram.   Four basic questions of Leadership "What must be done? ...is more important than... "What do I want to do?" "Is this the right thing to do?" ...takes precedence over... "How do employees, clients, and shareholders value my work?" "What contribution [...]

Post Agile Era

Beyond Agile? Some wild speculations Agile is (almost) a commodity. Many young folks coming fresh from the university know nothing else than the agile way of working. Being agile is in many IT/Digital related areas the new normal. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it does not, but nobody who has got the taste of it [...]

An Agile Team as Viable System

The basic structure of an Agile Team Every Scrum Master, Agile Coach or how ever you call the role of an "Agilist" knows the situation: There is a new team or even a team of teams which wants to learn the new way of working. Usually, there is some sort of a kickoff - the [...]

Von |2020-05-24T12:23:31+00:00Mai 24th, 2020|Kategorien: Grundsätzliches, Kybernetik|Tags: , , |2 Kommentare

On Bullshit – updated english version

On Bullshit Bullshit (BS) is often interpreted as nonsensical facts. The use of empty words is a common characteristic of BS. The term is generally used as a placeholder for contexts like humbug, knickknack, frippery or mumbo jumbo. BS always has something arbitrary and is characterized by vagueness. It pretends to be profoundly knowledgeable to [...]

Von |2020-05-03T21:30:58+00:00Mai 3rd, 2020|Kategorien: Grundsätzliches|Tags: , , , |0 Kommentare

Julia and Mandelbrot for Free

Fractint Nostalgia As part of my adaptation process in these times I share my favorite images of fractals - which were rendered in the last weeks (total computing time ca. 150hs on a i7 Mac Book Pro (2015)). Maybe you enjoy looking at them, or you want to use them as a background, for business [...]

Von |2020-04-30T20:24:30+00:00April 30th, 2020|Kategorien: Grundsätzliches, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Kommentare

MS Planner for Remote Collaboration

Creative usage of MS Planner During the last two weeks of remote work I learned two further ways on how to work with MS Planner (which is part of the Office365 package). Again I want to show a creative use case of how to use tools which are usually available in many companies. While more [...]

Von |2020-03-30T20:08:19+00:00März 30th, 2020|Kategorien: Experimente|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Kommentare

Creative Remote Collaboration with PowerPoint

Creative usage of Office365 In times which are dominated by COVID-19 I wanted to share how to use Office365 (or Goole, if you have it) for remote workshops. I want to propose tools which are easily available and easy to share. Therefore, these two come to mind. Of course there is much more out there, [...]

Von |2020-03-15T15:56:25+00:00März 15th, 2020|Kategorien: Beratung|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Kommentare

Viable Leadership

The Viable System Model and Leadership This post contains an excerpt of the book „Responsible leadership in a complex world“ (Zitat, so far only available in German) which is a co-production of Peter Gomez, Timo Meynhardt and me. Our work used the Viable System Model to offer a framework for Reflective Practitioners (according to the [...]