Speed-dating for new employees, farewell conversations and real-time feedback tools – after spending just a few minutes with Iris, one thing is certain: she is doing a lot of work at Shopgate and must be working as fast as she speaks. Strategic Feel-Good Management can have many advantages for employees, supervisors and business management executives. Continue reading #17 Feel-Good Management: a new way of motivating employees
What does a ‘Digital and Innovation Officer’ employed by one of Europe’s leading Business Schools – the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management – do? “Put things in motion,” says Wolfgang Weicht, who has been in this position since the beginning of the year. He places his longboard in the corner and then we sit down to talk over croissants and coffee. Continue reading #15 How a business school is reinventing itself
How are valuable results achieved quickly and without ‘detours‘? How can customers, agency employees and freelancers be included? And how can the value of creative work be determined? Granyon, a digital agency, has been searching for new answers to these questions since 2016. We meet with the CEO in Copenhagen. Continue reading #14 Stop the advertising bullshit
Faster, increasingly interconnected and more and more complex. Edmonia Baker understands these challenges – and Danish businesses. As a futurist, she advises start-ups, corporations and organisations on how to prepare for these trends. The core competency required is called hyper-agility. Continue reading #13 Work in the age of hyper-agility
What to do when working conditions just aren’t right? When they begin leading to unhappiness? “Change something,” says Christopher Schmidhofer. His work in Reutlingen has demonstrated: individuality is good, community is better. Continue reading #12 Home office? No thanks!
Camellia Xueyi YANG is 29 years old. She grew up in China and studied in Nice. Â In France, she worked as an analyst with Accenture, in Germany she worked for a company specializing in travel technology called Amadeus. Today she is a UX Developer at Booking.com in Amsterdam. We asked this globetrotting professional 10 questions about the topic of work. Continue reading #11 My skills are my future
From 5 to more than 3,000 colleagues – the social media expert Michiel van Dam has personally experienced rapid company growth and several changes in company ownership. We speak with him in Amsterdam about the opportunities and challenges of daily work in growing enterprises. Continue reading #10 Three central challenges for growing businesses
At the first ever Agency Barcamp focusing on the topic of New Work, which took place in Frankfurt in early May, approximately 50 agency managers engaged in discussions on the meaning of New Work. What questions do agency owners and HR people have about this topic? We summarize below. Continue reading #9 How to ensure your agency team is ready for the future?
The words “Shit is happening here” are written on the washroom door at the entrance of achos!, an office and co-working space in Barcelona. This exemplifies the humour with which work is done here – certainly not the results. The space is located in the middle of Barcelona’s hip Born district and is on its way to becoming one of the newest and most in-demand agencies in the city. It is an example of a new form of creative work. Continue reading #8 The next creative generation’s recipe for success
First class work based on collaboration: a result that is more than just the sum of individual expertise. That is the goal of team work. But how can this be achieved when team members are often only connected with one another digitally? We discover the answer during a Skype call with an expert in the field. Continue reading #7 Team work in the digital age