Proof: Traveling not only bad for the environment

An investigation performed by the Georgia State University interviewing thousands of travelers at a major airport has now revealed: 95% of all business travel are without positive effect on the business. Background research even revealed one company spending over 80%  of its revenues on business trips. Incentivizing travel activity as a form of agility has … Continue reading Proof: Traveling not only bad for the environment

Digital Immigrants Disconnected After Update

Two years ago, a large municipal administration started an ambitious transformation program.  It introduced flexible working spaces, a "fun at work" initiative, and a social media platform. The adoption of the social media platform was rather sluggish in the first year: the employees simply didn't understand why they should use it. Consequently, a performance target … Continue reading Digital Immigrants Disconnected After Update

“Shipwrecked” Management Team Returns To A Completely Different Company

When one of the worlds leading sailboat makers realized the company was dead in the water - completely unable to innovate - the CEO invited the management team for an extensive workshop on one of their sailing boats. On the second day the unlucky crew sustained significant damage to their boat during a mild storm.  … Continue reading “Shipwrecked” Management Team Returns To A Completely Different Company

Home office renders company completely lifeless

Following the global trend towards more workspace flexibility, a large telecommunications company has changed more thoroughly than ever expected. The company has offered home working as a standard.  The majority of employees - bored by corporate politics and the lack of real change - have chosen to take full advantage of the proposal. Two months … Continue reading Home office renders company completely lifeless

Continuous Reorganization beats Continuous Improvement

Recognizing that legions of change agents promoting continuous improvements were not able to break ground for a cultural change in his company , the CEO of a large toothpaste manufacturer has taken the decision to switch to a more radical model: continuous reorganization. Switching from the well known lean technique of "5-whys" to a blame … Continue reading Continuous Reorganization beats Continuous Improvement

Proof: End of month reporting frenzy detrimental to your health

Big data analytics has revealed a new insight into corporate life: sick days at the beginning of the month are directly linked to end of month reporting. An AI system at a large product development company has made this correlation after data scientist Brian Watkins decided to look into staff attendance data as a joke. … Continue reading Proof: End of month reporting frenzy detrimental to your health