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The IT department as a driver of digitization

In Digitization, Employee networking by Elisabeth SchullerLeave a Comment

Businesses need to work increasingly collaboratively and across departments to unlock the potential of digitization. Personal exchange and communication play a decisive role here. Information technology is turning into a central hub for revolutionary changes. IT departments have to reorient themselves accordingly. They become the designers of transformation and new business processes.  Digitization requires collaboration between colleagues across departments and …

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Mystery Minds releases new solutions to humanize the digital world

In Employee networking, Innovation, Silo thinking by Christian FlecklLeave a Comment

Enabling personal exchange and dismantling silos – these are the goals associated with Mystery Lunch. The platform for “blind dates” during lunch, however, was just the beginning. The company, founded four years ago as a start-up, is taking the next step: it is now operating under the name Mystery Minds GmbH and presents a new portfolio of tools. These bring …

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Mystery Lunch goes on an HR Roadshow all across Germany

In Employee networking by Christoph Drebes

Talent management is the topic of the hour. This is a great opportunity for HR professionals whose expertise is more in demand than ever. But they need the right technology to unleash their potential. At the HR Roadshow, a joint series of events organized by the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups (BVDS) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung (DGFP), current HR developments …

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Employee Engagement Summit in London: Do you inspire your employees – or settle for simply motivating them?

In Employee networking by Corinna Drebes

Employee engagement is about more than motivation. It’s about creating a network of colleagues who strive for the company’s goals. It’s about dissolving hierarchies for the good of the entire organisation, and it’s about genuine inspiration. These aspects and more were the subject of lively debates at the Employee Engagement Summit in London in May 2018, where experts from Spotify, …

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Internal Communication: Networks for Improved Employee Motivation

In Collaboration, Employee networking, Internal communications by Christoph Drebes

For most leaders, “internal communication” is first and foremost about anchoring the strategic goals and messages of the company in their employees’ minds. But “good communication” is about so much more: the exchange of ideas amongst peers, the networking of employees and a value-oriented company culture. All of these factors play a massive role in an organisation’s capability for innovation. …

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Work 4.0: A Threat to the Labour Force or a Space for Creativity Without Borders?

In Employee networking, Innovation, Silo thinking by Stefan Melbinger

Work 4.0: A Threat to the Labour Force or a Space for Creativity Without Borders?  Big data, robotics, artificial intelligence – all of these are technologies with the potential to permanently change our working world. The concept of “Work 4.0” plays a central role in this conversation. While many associate it with a fear of widespread job loss, others embrace …

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Interview with Judith Quint, HR Development at the German Insurance Group Barmenia Versicherungen, on the Use of the Mystery Lunch Solution in Her Organisation

In Employee networking by Stefan Melbinger

“A tool for seeing the bigger picture and strengthening corporate culture.” Barmenia Versicherungen is one of Germany’s largest independent insurance funds. As one of the Wuppertal region’s biggest employers, it employs more than 1,500 employees at its Wuppertal location and more than 3,400 employees across the country as a whole. Employees’ ability to successfully reconcile work and family life is …

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“Companies need someone to play the role of matchmaker”

In Collaboration, Employee networking by Christian Fleckl

Collaboration is a key concept of the modern business world. Whether we’re talking about the development of new products, change projects or internal business processes, success is largely dependent on effective collaboration between employees. Management consultancy cinco.systems is committed to the guidance and development of people, organisations and collaborative relationships at an international level, and co-owner Michael Thiel has over …

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Social Intranet: Personal contacts form the basis for virtual networking

In Employee networking, Network by Corinna Drebes

Strategically connecting employees, managing knowledge, optimizing communication: In times of digital transformation, companies associate a series of eminently important goals with a social intranet. In particular, change projects should be implemented more successfully – today a decisive basis for securing future viability. In practice, however, many initiatives that sought to make social collaboration possible have failed. Companies have to do …

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From Baby Boomers to Generation Z – The Best of Both Worlds

In Employee networking by Stefan Melbinger

The “baby boomer” generation is often accused of having a loose – at best – grasp on technology. This, of course, is an unfair representation: the internet was still a largely unknown entity when most of the pre-1965 generation commenced their working lives. Generation Y, on the other hand, can scarcely imagine a life without it, having grown up in …

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Flat hierarchies: A fashion theme fails because of its implementation

In Employee networking, Flat organisation by Christian Fleckl

Flat hierarchies have become a fashionable topic in today’s corporate world: Employees at all levels should be involved as comprehensively as possible in decisions – and be able to make them independently wherever possible. As attractive as the idea may sound, it has hardly become a reality to this day. The top-down principle still retains the upper hand. What advantages …

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From silo thinking to swarm intelligence – and thus creating digitization

In Employee networking, Silo thinking by Christoph Drebes

One for all and all for one – wouldn’t this mentality be desirable in everyday working life? But the reality is different in most companies. Often departments go their own way, interfaces to other areas are missing. At the latest with the emergence of digitalisation, now also large corporations want to get out of the silos and work like start-ups. …

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HR Trends 2017: Networking dissolves silos and advances projects

In Employee networking by Stefan Melbinger

The year 2017 will be the acid test for human resources managers. They face the challenge of successfully implementing major topics such as digitization and collaboration. The networking of experts is becoming a decisive and overriding task which also management is increasingly getting involved in. For companies, closer cooperation between departments is becoming more and more important in order to …

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Networking – From Enigma to Catalyst for Better Cooperation

In Employee networking by Christoph Drebes

It’s never been so easy to get to know new people – and yet it’s often still so difficult, in our private lives as in our professional ones. But it’s not only employees who benefit from better networking – it’s the companies who employ them, too. This is where Mystery Lunch – a platform that brings colleagues together for “blind …