Innovative ways to deepen your Relationships and create a legacy with professional story telling : Ragnar Heil

International Working Out Loud Week #WOLWEEK has started and I would like to contribute to this worldwide movement by sharing innovative ways (“Hacks”) to deepen relationships and create a legacy with professional story telling. This list is not complete, it`s not a theory- just a collection of helpful recommendations from my experiences over the last weeks. Listen. Without instantly looking for a time slot to tell your stories. I guess you have already experienced this phenomena in conversations: You can observe it in nonverbal signals that your conversation partner is just trying to find perfect timing to tell his or … Continue reading Innovative ways to deepen your Relationships and create a legacy with professional story telling : Ragnar Heil

Working Out Loud @ Bosch – An interview with its sponsor

Katharina Krentz of Bosch agreed to share with us this interview that was conducted in Bosch with Mr Christoph Kübel, member of the Board of Management and Director of Industrial Relations of the Bosch Group, the sponsor of Working Out Loud in the organisation. The Working Out Loud (WOL) initiative has started at Bosch in June 2015 with the first WOL circle pilots. Since these early days a lot has happened, and the former grassroots initiative has grown to a serious learning and collaboration approach within the company. Since July 2017 Mr. Christoph Kübel, member of the Board of Management and … Continue reading Working Out Loud @ Bosch – An interview with its sponsor

WOL in Action: Daniella Cunha Teichert

How did you first discover Working out loud? I heard about it first on the way back from lunch at work, from a colleague that participated in one of the first WOL-circles at Bosch. I didn’t know anything about it, but as personal development plays a big role in my life, I am always on the look-out for interesting approaches to keep in touch with my inner self and reach out to others in need. So, when this colleague posted that she would start a new circle, I jumped at the opportunity. What has been your experience of Working out … Continue reading WOL in Action: Daniella Cunha Teichert

How My Yammer External Network Works Out Loud—And Saves Lives

“Dear all,” the Yammer post began. “Something happened last night where all my years of training helped me keep this situation in my community from escalating, and minimized risk and injury until the paramedics and police arrived.” I had to paraphrase exceedingly just now due to confidentiality reasons, but I can say that this post in our Yammer External Network for customers had to do with a teenage girl, a restaurant, alcohol and drugs, and a butcher’s knife. The customer’s daughter and two of her friends were also present. Thanks to this customer’s training, everyone stayed safe: The girl with … Continue reading How My Yammer External Network Works Out Loud—And Saves Lives

Like pebbles in a pond – Working Out Loud creates ripples that become waves of relationships

Digital transformation in companies often focuses, naturally enough, on the technology, but often leave workforce adaptation as a ‘nice-to-have’ or simply  primarily on provide workers with basic familiarity with a user interface.    Knowledge workers are asked to absorb technology without concomitant support for their capacity building to adapt and integrate new mental models of work, to use digital practice to integrate burgeoning knowledge flows, to effectively collaborate, and to develop personal agency at managing themselves in networks. Two years ago, I introduced Working Out Loud Circles at a large technology company, as an adjunct to a major enterprise social network … Continue reading Like pebbles in a pond – Working Out Loud creates ripples that become waves of relationships

Building A Successful Large Cross-Enterprise Working Out Loud Community

Ragnar Heil is one of the Founding Members of the German Working Out Loud Community. We asked Ragnar to describe how that community came about and what is driving its success.   Simon Terry, organizer of internal Working Out Loud Week “WOLWEEK” asked me yesterday in a LinkedIn comment if I would like to share my experiences how to build a successful national Working Out Loud Community like we did in Germany over the last 2 years. Without missing a second I said “yes” because there are no insights shared yet and I am very interested in scaling WOL on … Continue reading Building A Successful Large Cross-Enterprise Working Out Loud Community

How We Organize Working Out Loud at Bosch

The theme of this year’s #WOLWEEK from June 5-11, 2017, is “Contribute and Create Value”. So, this time it’s not only me contributing privately, but we as Working Out Loud (WOL) enthusiasts from the Robert Bosch GmbH. With this post, we want to create value for others by sharing how we organize the topic WOL and WOL circles. We hope that motivates more companies to introduce WOL and its circle method, answers some questions which I get very often and that you find these insights helpful. The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly … Continue reading How We Organize Working Out Loud at Bosch