PART THIRTEEN | Wettbewerbsvorteil Transformationsgeschwindigkeit

PART THIRTEEN | Wettbewerbsvorteil Transformationsgeschwindigkeit

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PART THIRTEEN | Wettbewerbsvorteil Transformationsgeschwindigkeit

Wichtigster Erfolgsfaktor ist die aktive Gestaltung des digitalen Wandels mit einem starken Fokus auf die Mitarbeiter

Simon Schoop

Mit Digitalisierung und deren Auswirkungen kennt sich Simon Schoop, CEO der 4-advice GmbH, aus. Seine profunde Expertise baute er mit seiner langjährigen Erfahrung als Unternehmensberater mit dem Schwerpunkt Digitale Transformation und seiner Leidenschaft für Zukunftsthemen auf. Mit bereits zahlreich gehaltenen Vorträgen und als Dozent an der Hochschule Fresenius begeistert und sensibilisiert Simon Schoop seine Zuhörer für die Chancen und Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung.

In seiner neuen Key Note Speech setzt Simon Schoop den Schwerpunkt auf die Transformationsgeschwindigkeit als wesentlichen Erfolgsfaktor.
Denn im Wettbewerbsumfeld reüssieren vor allem diejenigen Unternehmen, die im Transformationsrennen die Nase vorne haben. In Zeiten von „Big Data“ gilt es, sich die Daten optimal zu Nutze zu machen. Sie ermöglichen, sich tief in Kunden und Mitarbeiter hineinzuversetzen und damit Handlungen vorherzusagen und zu beeinflussen. „Chancen liegen insbesondere in der Einbeziehung der Mitarbeiter in die digitale Transformation. So werden sie zu Partnern und Unterstützern des organisatorischen Wandels.“, argumentiert Simon Schoop in seiner Key Note.

Die Chancen und Herausforderungen sieht er insbesondere in den folgenden Punkten:

– Konsumerisierung
– Vielzahl von Kanälen und Tools im Berufs- und Privatleben
– Weiterentwicklung der Arbeitskräfte mit Blick auf die neuen Anforderungen
– Entwicklung einer unterstützenden Unternehmenskultur

Gerne begeistert und sensibilisiert Simon Schoop auch Ihr Publikum, z.B. Ihre Mitarbeiter und Partner, mit seiner Key Note Speech. Kommen Sie dafür gerne auf uns zu.

PART TEN | How HR can enable digital leadership

PART TEN | How HR can enable digital leadership

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PART TEN | Joint key note with General Electric at 3rd International Barcelona HR Conference: “How HR can enable digital leadership”

Author: Simon Schoop, Managing Director of 4-advice  Change & Innovation, folgen Sie 4-advice auf  Twitter  @4advicenet oder Simon Schoop @simscho

How can the HR function become the key enabler for digital leadership in corporations?
In a joint key note with Tim Steigert, Innovation Leader at General Electric, I had the pleasure to talk at the 3rd International Barcelona HR Conference in October 2016.


The analogy we used were the Olympic games. And I can tell you, there are so many analogies between sports and business, it was great fun to prepare and give the speech in the Palau de la Musica in the heart of Barcelona. To be and remain successful it takes people, technology and organization… and technology is not the only key to success. Also it´s not just about the highest budget that makes the difference between digital leaders versus digital laggards. If you don´t have the right mindset and culture in your organization, no technology will help you to succeed.

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What was the event that united humanity the most in 2016?  Of course, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. More than half of the world´s population watched the Games in front of their TV: About four billion people. Wow. That´s quite a lot.

That was in Summer 2016. Now this is TV. But what if you take into account Internet Broadcasting too? It´s even much, much more impressive. There was more live streaming from Rio than for all combined Olympic Games ever before. This illustrates the neckbreaking speed of digitalization very well.

In our speech, we have shown how sports performances have developed over the last century and drawn comparisons to digital transformation and how executives could or should deal with it accordingly – in order to still be in business when the next Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo in 2020.

'Combining people, technology and organization in the right way, enables digital leadership.'

Take for example Alexander Pointner, the most successful ski jumping coach ever. Only by combining multiple aspects such as the great Austrian ski jump athletes (people) with big data and science (technology) and empathy and organization, he managed to achieve his unmatched successes. And this formula also applies for the business. In business, one also needs to take into account the cultural resistance that needs to be overcome in order to succeed in today´s ultra competitive digital transformation landscape.

If you are interested in booking Simon as a key note speaker, please contact us. We are more than happy to coordinate dates and adapt Simon´s key note topics to your specific conference purpose.

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Weiterführende Links

3rd International Barcelona HR Conference 


Tim Steigert:

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Simon Schoop:
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More publications from  Simon  |

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How HR can enable digital leadership

How HR can enable digital leadership

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How HR can enable digital leadership

Author: Simon Schoop, Managing Director of 4-advice Change & Innovation

1      Part ten How HR can enable the leaders, so the company becomes a leader rather than a follower in times of digital transformation

It´s time for Barcelona again. Next week, on October 7th, I will be in the beautiful Palau de la Musica in downtown Barcelona to speak about the role of HR in times of digital transformation. It´s a pleasure to back – this time for the 3rd International Barcelona HR Conference. Normally speakers can´t speak there two times in a row. So I assume I got this honour mostly due to the fact, that it won´t be a normal key note this time, but a dialogue that involves Tim Steigert from General Electric with me on stage. 

Think of the Olympic games. The German motto is “Dabeisein ist alles” which translates roughly as “be part of it is what counts”. This will be the motto of our key note. But does it actually really apply for digitalization ?

Tim Steigert from GE and myself will explore this topic in our 20 minutes TED Talk format type of dialogue on stage. I won´t say much more about it for now, but will post more details and of course a summary of the event once it´s done. For now, please have a look at the teaser video on this site.

If people “think digital”, the perspective changes tremendously and enables the organization to cope with the change triggered by digitalization in the best possible way – to leverage it in order to become even more competitive ! 

„Digital transformation is the opportunity for HR to get into the driver seat, enabling the organization to become future-proof and by building the required skills'

Simon Schoop @ 2nd International Barcelona HR Conference

If you are still wondering whether to attend the 3rd International Barcelona HR Conference or not, check out my article on last year´s conference or visit the organizer´s website. I would be happy to have a chat to you there in one of the coffee or lunch breaks. And hey, there are not so many places like Barcelona… 🙂

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Digital transformation of HR and required skills: Simon Schoop to speak at Second International Barcelona HR conference

Digital transformation of HR and required skills: Simon Schoop to speak at Second International Barcelona HR conference