SOLYP-Blog

Essential Leadership Competencies in the Age of AI

on March 22, 2019

A guest article by Milon Gupta
 

As Artificial Intelligence is used more frequently, it has changed our working environment. How these changes happen is an open, designable process characterized by high dynamics as well as opportunities and risks. The only thing that‘s clear is that no organization will be able to ignore Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the long run without detriment to itself.

Manager vs Machine: Essential Skills In Times of AI

on January 30, 2019

In the past years, technology has made huge progress in the field of AI – learning software puts more and more work processes and business models under scrutiny. But in general, digital change also affects the way leadership works. Old leadership dogmas and practices are more and more under pressure to prove their legitimacy and have to be adapted to a highly dynamic environment. 

Digital Leadership and New Roles: System-Architects and Relationship-Champions

on December 03, 2018

A guest article by Prof. Dr. Thorn Kring
 

Digitization drives companies into change processes: Business models are constantly changing, strategies get adapted, new digital solutions and new service offerings evolve. Project structures overrule functional organizational hierarchies and agile methodologies change the way we work together within our teams.

Is Your Team Fit for the Future?

on November 19, 2018

A guest article by Christiana Scholz

To produce innovations on a regular basis has become absolutely essential for most enterprises, so they can strive on the market or even survive. Future-oriented organizations therefore need staff who react to special customer demands the quickest possible way as well as on their own responsibility and is able to act foresightfully and creatively, i. e. competently.

More Motivation for Meetings: How to Optimize Your Meeting Culture and Get Out of the Time Trap

on September 21, 2018

Many know the feeling all too well that the sheer number of meetings prevents them from getting their regular tasks done. In fact, research by Bain has revealed that many office workers spend up to 50 percent of their working time in meetings. Since there are so many meetings to attend, neglecting other things cannot be neglected – this causes frustration. Moreover, meetings quite frequently don‘t lead to any considerable results. 

Strategy Development and Controlling in the Working World 4.0: Stay agile!

on May 25, 2018

A guest article by Dominic Lindner
 

The working world today poses new demands for organizations – for example, customers’ demands have become much more complex within the last few years. Customers also expect them to be managed 24/7. In order to meet those demands, a great deal of organizations are creating agile working environments and allow their teams for more autonomous decisions.

Grant’s and Sandberg’s Option B

on March 07, 2018

In his latest book, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy”, the organizational psychologist Adam Grant discusses the topic resilience. Co-author is no one less than Facebook-COO Sheryl Sandberg, who after her husband’s unexpected death had to deal with the question: What can you do if option A – in this case sharing her life with her husband Dave – is no longer an option? The answer: Make the most of option B! Numerous personal stories in Sandberg’s and Grant’s book illustrate how this can be achieved. Moreover, these stories are underpinned by profound scientific findings.

Adam Grant’s Originals: How to successfully create ideas

on September 01, 2017

The second part of our blog series presents Adam Grant's amazing insights is about finding ideas: In his book “Originals. How Non-Conformists Move the World” the US-American organizational psychologist asks how those ideas of our time, that are really original and successful, come into being in the first place. Therefore, Grant studies authentic "Originals": People, who don’t fit in and not only have great ideas, but first of all, who are also so bold to make them come true. In short: those who drive creativity and change are the ones, investors and employers should turn to. What habits do those Originals have? It’s actually just three vital points.

Leadership vs. Management: Gain the Strategic Lead

on July 05, 2017

Not to order, but to give the right impulses. Not to react, but to develop successful strategies. As the world of economics and business undergoes profound digitalization, it becomes more and more evident that a new type of leadership is needed which will meet the disruptive challenges of the future. But what does good leadership in an ever changing working environment really require? Find out how to gain the strategic lead!

Adam Grant: Who Gives, Wins

on April 13, 2017

It’s not a big secret: one must embrace new ideas and give a chance to extraordinary approaches in order not to lag behind in business. That’s why from now on we have decided to regularly present an inspiring personality which thoughts and theories we want to share with the SOLYP blog community. For 2017, we have chosen organisation psychologist Adam Grant who regularly attracts attention by coming up with surprising findings in the working life and who’s philosophy perfectly suits SOLYP’s new path.

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