Every time I stumble across process or procedure documentation in the form of PowerPoint slides in a customer organization, it hurts me because I don't like to see organizations fail. The use of PowerPoint, of slides in general, for the purpose of documenting something is rampant, dominating … Read more
This post is for you if your job is your first or one of your first jobs, or if you have a colleague in your team that has recently joined. Please pass this article to them. It’s not about the integration in a specific company (I don’t know this after all), it’s not about specific […]Read more
A situation like the one we have in spring 2020 is new, at least for our generation. There are many people who are severely affected by the Corona/COVID 19 crisis, not only the people who are acutely ill and, where appropriate, relatives of people with particularly serious conditions, but all those who work in the […]Read more
So you got your new team member, someone fresh out of university, or with just little over one year business experience. It makes a huge difference in how you ramp them up, but on the other hand it really does not, because even an experienced person will be new to your organization. This paper is […]Read more
It is not that hard: No suffixes for filenames, neither date nor your name nor a number. All that your versioning system knows and displays on request.Read more
Principles for life and professional success is what Ray Dalio wrote down, and this as he uncovered them for himself since the foundation of his hedge fond company more than 40 years ago. I see them as applicable universally and the book as excellent.Read more
I do like job interviews, as they are a wonderful opportunity to directly exchange with applicants and learn from each other, in order to see whether and how person, role and company might fit together. If I succeed in taking this decision, of course depends from the conversation. And for the most part, I meanwhile only need one question.Read more
You are travelling on business, to a congress, conference, meeting? Short trips job-wise? These days in one place, next day in another? You want—you must—stay healthy during the business trips? In the past you regularly fells sick during or after a journey with a cold or some other infect? Then this post is for you. […]Read more
Everybody knows these meetings: Dear team, today we will solve problem X. For this, we will start with a brainstorming. Who’s got an idea?
You all have been in that brainstorming meeting. Me too. And I confess: I have run such meetings. You too?
It does not work.