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here I am posting research questions which are of interest for me; feel free to comment them or cite research papers dealing with the topic

Separation of Business Stream and Knowledge Stream

Motivation The problem is familiar to many of us: you open the inbox of your email or your social media tool and see so many emails that you are not able to open and read all of them. Now you … Continue reading

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Value Steering of Social Media

Motivation If you are responsible for a social media application you want to be successful with your social media application but you have a limited infuence on the behavior of the users. What you can do is to decide about … Continue reading

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The Power of Undercover Innovation Projects

Motivation Recently I chaired a European innovation conference. The participants were mainly global players in the automotive industry, chemical industry, mechanical engineering  or electrical engineering industry. I asked all participants to tell me how one of their company’s most valuable … Continue reading

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Creation of Invisible Values in Enterprises

The Motivation: factor 9 in EBIT We all know how different the productivity of teams can be. Tom DeMarco analyzed software development teams and identified teams who are a factor 3 more productive than average and teams who are a … Continue reading

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Carrier Processes for Cultural Change Management

The situation: You want to change the enterprise culture. Typical examples: from internal competition/silos to a cross-organizational cooperation culture; from a not-invented-here culture to a proudly-found-elsewhere culture (from pure internal innovation towards open innovation). The approach Some companies believe that … Continue reading

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Management of Complexity

Some time ago I did some research about managing of complex systems. The results were published at the M.I.T. Europe Conference. Neverthless, I am convinced that there is some important aspect missing in this research. The research concentrated to collect … Continue reading

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Due Diligence of Enterprise Culture

If I like to buy another company (with mainly knowledge workers) I would be interested to know their productivity factor of their enterprise culture. I would pay more for a company with an enterprise culture which leads to a productivity of 200% … Continue reading

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