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Sustainable work is networked work – Interview with Inga Höltmann

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Inga Höltmann is an expert on cultural change in business, New Work and digital leadership. She is the founder of the digital leadership academy “Accelerate Academy,” a platform for New Work and learning, and a trained business journalist. She also writes a popular newsletter and is a podcaster. All good reasons to talk to her about sustainable work and New Work.

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Work–Life–Dance – Flexibility at Brand L.

Brand.L is an agency for brand staging from Munich. In January 2018 they introduced their new flexible working (time) model in a test phase. From the rigid system to the variable model. More confidence, less control. That sounded so exciting that we talked with Managing Director Thomas Brandl about the outcome of this experiment and how things are going now.

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Leadership in the time of digitalization

Globalization, demographic change, skills shortage, technologization, automation – external factors have changed the demands on companies and thus on managers enormously. But what does that mean for managers? How must leadership look today and in the future? Which leadership do companies need for digital transformation? And what about digital leadership?

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Skill Management – Benefits, Challenges and Applications

Knowledge is an important topic when it comes to digital transformation in companies. Good and continuous knowledge transfer brings many benefits and can provide a competitive advantage. Similarly, conscious use of the knowledge and ability of employees is playing an increasingly important role. What knowledge already exists in your company? What skills are there? Which ones do organizations need in the future? And how can they be used strategically? A systematic skill management plan can offer solutions.

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Our video for Tandemploy SaaS – New work does not fit into old patterns

The digital transformation poses major challenges for companies; the requirements for internal organization and collaboration are changing. Our Tandemploy SaaS offers solutions to the most important problems. And our wonderful new video shows what these solutions look like:

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Swapping, Shadowing and Co. – The different types of job rotation

Job rotation can help to turn young employees into managers, offer long-term colleagues a change in their daily work and promote internal knowledge transfer. Job rotations are not all the same, however. There are different types. What exactly is shadowing? And what is the difference between swapping and observing? Here, we’ll shed some light on the darkness.

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Peer Learning – Rediscover Learning

In times of digitalization, learning has taken on a whole new meaning for the working world. And there’s more: future-oriented work means, above all, lifelong learning. But what does learning mean today? And how can learning support more effective and collaborative teamwork? Time to take a closer look at some learning models. Today: peer learning

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Get out of silos! Competitive advantage through knowledge transfer

Knowledge transfer is currently one of THE topics when it comes to digital transformation in companies. At the same time, dealing with knowledge is also a big challenge. Increased flexibility, higher turnover and greater complexity make companies more vulnerable to a loss of knowledge. Therefore, a good, continuous knowledge transfer has many advantages.

Get out of silos!

Flexibility and collaboration are essential for holistic digitalization. However, neither are not possible in silos. Much of the knowledge lies in the minds of employees. So how can knowledge transfer take place when employees work in their own silos? They need structures and ways of working that not only allow creative, innovative and free thinking, but actively promote it. In companies, therefore, one’s own digital transformation always begins with the successful networking of employees and a flexibilization of the work models and structures – which thus enables a lively transfer of knowledge.

Advantages of good, continuous knowledge transfer:

  • Systematic knowledge transfer contributes to the optimization of work and business processes
  • Errors and duplication can be avoided
  • It’s easier to identify problems and turn them into new solutions – through multiple perspectives
  • Key knowledge is lost less often – it benefits predecessors, successors and the organization
  • A continuous stream of knowledge develops between older and younger colleagues, from which all sides profit
  • Different competencies can be combined with each other – thus the team becomes more efficient through a successful knowledge transfer
  • Experts can be more easily located to share their knowledge
  • Networking employees and collaborative work also ensure a stronger connection to the company

All these aspects also mean that companies can save time and money. In-house knowledge transfer is therefore worthwhile at all levels: relevant knowledge remains within the company, and employees can work together in a more collaborative manner and complement each other optimally – thereby promoting the ability to innovate. New colleagues find it easier to familiarize themselves and knowledge is available more quickly to all employees.

Although these sound like good arguments, you might still need some help with the implementation.

Here’s the good news upfront: every company already has an incredible amount of knowledge, creativity and innovation potential. What’s missing are spaces to share knowledge, to open and connect silos, and to foster a lively exchange of expertise and ideas. With our Tandemploy SaaS, we connect this valuable and existing knowledge within your company – and support you in your full potential development.

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“Diversity, Courage and Ambassadors” – Interview with Tijen Onaran

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Tijen Onaran is a businesswoman, presenter and speaker. With startup affairs, she advises companies on PR and publicity, as well as on building and maintaining communities, and, with her Global Digital Women initiative, is committed to the networking and visibility of women in the digital industry. In addition, Tijen Onaran regularly publishes as a member of the Handelsblatt Expert Council, as well as a columnist for Lead Digital. She has been appointed to the Faculty Board for Digital Leadership of the Management School St. Gallen and to the jury of the Digital Leader, Corporate Culture and PR Report Awards. Before becoming self-employed, Tijen Onaran worked for members of the European parliament and the Bundestag, the Federal President’s Office, and for associations and a university in leading positions. In the interview, we talked about New Work, “tomorrow’s world of work” and the key skills needed in a digital and connected world.

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Reverse Mentoring: When the leader learns from the newcomer

In mentoring, experienced workers typically help their less experienced colleagues using their knowledge and help them to develop professionally and personally and achieve their goals. Mentoring is very versatile – but what if you tried it the other way around? What if it weren’t the more experienced, older person who passed on their knowledge, but vice versa? This is where reverse mentoring, in which the senior is coached by the junior, starts.

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#ChangeAgent Christine Müller from Gärtner Datensysteme – Trust instead of mistrust.

At Gärtner Datensysteme GmbH & Co. KG New Work is “old news.” Since their founding in 1992, they have been thinking of many New Work principles organically and without using such labels. Of the 16 almost exclusively male (!) employees, 9 work part-time. Part time near to full-time, home office, a 4-day work week, a consistent salary level and various open-space formats – these are all standard at Gärtner. In addition, there is no classical budgeting and no target agreements; numbers are communicated transparently and decisions are made during collective conversations. These are some of the many good reasons to introduce Christine Müller and Gärtner Datensysteme here as #ChangeAgents. We talked to Christine – a partner at Gärtner Datensysteme – about prejudices against part-time work, New Work and the new world of work.

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What effects does the GDPR have on companies? Marco Tessendorf in an interview

Since May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect. Many companies are affected by these new legal regulations. There are still questions in many places. To get a better overview of the changes, apart from hard-to-understand legal explanations, we spoke with Marco Tessendorf, external data protection officer and director of procado Consulting, IT & Medienservice GmbH from Berlin.

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Sustainable work through lifelong learning – Interview with Magdalena Rogl

Magdalena Rogl heads the department of Social Media and Internal Communications at Microsoft as Head of Digital Channels. Her passion is to connect people and build networks. She is a mother of four children and is committed to the topic of work–life balance and digital education. As a lateral entrant (she is a trained educator), Magdalena can also tell exciting stories about the importance of lifelong learning. We talked to her about mentoring, sustainable work and her view on digital transformation.

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Flexibility means freedom – job sharing at Stonehedge

Nedeljko Prodanovic (Managing Partner)

Stonehedge Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH is a real-estate developer based in Berlin and its group of companies includes all types of skills, from acquisition to sales. They believe in flexible working and an open culture. We talked to Nedeljko Prodanovic about flexible working models, his wishes for their first tandem position, and the corporate culture of Stonehedge.

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Breaking through silo structures, increasing efficiency and motivation – with social collaboration

Digital forms of communication and collaboration are becoming increasingly important in the current climate of digital transformation. In addition, social collaboration is an important prerequisite for a successful digital transformation. This is demonstrated by the results of the “German Social Collaboration Study” by the management consultancy Campana & Schott and the Department of Business Informatics at the Technical University of Darmstadt. What opportunities are there in social collaboration? And why are knowledge transfer and silo removal so crucial?

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Live what you preach! How we work at Tandemploy.

Live what you preach! How we work at Tandemploy.

Tandemploy develops software that purposefully and cleverly networks people and knowledge in organizations: to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, to work collectively to make flexible forms of work a reality, and to support digital transformation in companies. But we always try to live what we preach to the outside world. How else could we credibly and effectively make organizations more flexible and use our solutions to inspire a more agile working world?? Small companies like us especially have the freedom and opportunity to act quickly, to be brave and to try new things. Who, if not us, can live “new” work and initiate social change? Who, if not us, is responsible for tomorrow’s work environment, which in the best-case scenario starts today?

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Nicole Dieckmann und Johanna Smer

For two years, Nicole and Johanna have shared the position as Head of Tactical Planning at Beiersdorf. Find out how they met each other, how they organize their everyday job sharing, and what they like about this model.

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Learning to work in networks – this is how WOL supports digitization in companies.

Sara-Lena Eisermann has been Customer Happiness Manager at Tandemploy GmbH since 01.02.2018. Previously, she was HR Specialist at Spreadshirt in Leipzig. During this time, she had already started to study the Working Out Loud (WOL) method. She is currently in the middle of a 12-week WOL Circle. In the interview, she talked about her experiences with WOL and what added value this method can have for companies.

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Work time is life time – why we do not need work–life balance

Work–life balance has become a trendy phrase in recent years. And you still read and hear about it everywhere – about the balance between life and work. Employees demand it, employers promise it, trade unions defend it and media publicize it. This is a plea against this unspeakable word, which is based on a fundamentally nonsensical understanding of our lives

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Buzzword or Opportunity? New Work in Business

New Work is definitely a buzzword of our time. It shows up in very different contexts. Sometimes it’s about technology, sometimes about the free choice of workplace and time, and almost always about digital transformation. But what exactly is New Work? And what can it do for companies?

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Innovation AND efficiency? Organizational ambidexterity

Digitalization is and remains the hot topic. Every day, there are new articles that report on digitalization trends and strategies, on the opportunities and challenges of change. If companies want to be successful these days, they must take action to be able to handle these changes. It’s a balancing act to keep an eye on core business and innovation at the same time.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Dr. Vera Iversen

Vera has been working at Beiersdorf’s production plant in Berlin for several years. She is currently on parental leave with her third child. She spoke with us in an interview about her previous journey at Beiersdorf, her experiences with part-time work, and her wishes for the future.

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Job sharing for men = flexible and appealing work

Again and again, the topic of job sharing is associated with women; with the re-entry of mothers after parental leave; with the compatibility of work and family life. At the same time, the working model can do much more – and is particularly appealing to men.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Andrea Schütte and Cindy Graupner

Andrea and Cindy work in a job tandem as the Senior Medical Marketing Manager in Medical Management of the Business Unit Pharmacy Germany. They told us in an interview what makes their arrangement special, how they organize themselves, and what job sharing means to them.

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Beiersdorf Exclusive: Nathalie Awisus

Nathalie is currently responsible for the project management of the annual international employee survey at Beiersdorf’s Center of Excellence (CoE) Development / Employee Engagement. She works part time and is very interested in job sharing. We talked with her about the benefits of flexible work and about two:share.

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