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

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

Working Out Loud Interviews – Cornelia Heinke

Cornelia Heinke likes to be called Conny and has been facilitating John Stepper’s working out loud circles in her organisation. Conny is responsible for agility and community management for the Division Automotive Aftermarket at Bosch. Conny shares her story of how working out loud enabled her to start a conversation to manage her workload. What benefits do you see from your practices of working out loud? Working Out Loud helps us to reach our targets faster and with better results. In huge organisations, it stops silo thinking. It shows us that we needn’t spend that much money on training courses, but instead … Continue reading Working Out Loud Interviews – Cornelia Heinke